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University Connected Learning
Reconfigure your story compass, add to your writing palette, and reinvigorate your imagination with this intensive class on all things weird and strange. Weird fiction is a category that includes surrealist, absurdist, fantasy, and sci-fi writing but is not limited to those genres. Writers of all levels can benefit from getting a little weird from time to time. Play surrealist games (a form of writing prompts); learn to channel inspiration and the "ecosystem" of a story; read some fabulous short stories by authors including Leonora Carrington, Haruki Murakami, and Karin Tidbeck; and of course write and share your own weird pieces. Cultivate a small collection of your own weird stories which, if placed in direct light and watered from time to time, might just grow into something wonderful.