Apply now to study with Spring 2024 Harman Writer-in-Residence, award-winning writer, and New York Times bestselling author Daphne Palasi Andreades
CUNY COLLEGE: Baruch College: Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: JRN/ENG 3610/3610H: VORACIOUS STORYTELLING
TIME: 2:30 PM – 5:25 PM
APPLY: Spring 2024 Harman Fiction Course: Voracious Storytelling
In this fiction writing workshop, we will explore how disciplines outside of literature-from visual art, pop culture, music, history, politics, science, and much more—as well as experimental forms, can help us create stories that are innovative, fresh, and in conversation with the world at large.
For example, How can we synthesize history, visual art, and pop culture into our work so that our stories have greater complexity? How can we expand our storytelling repertoire beyond realism and integrate techniques from other genres-poetry, nonfiction, speculative fiction —into our work? How can we use experimental forms, such as vignettes, diary entries, photographs, found objects, and more, as ways of expanding upon our stories’ themes?
Through an-class creative writing exercises and by examining the work of authors and artists from the U.S. and around the world, we will explore these questions. Our readings will primarily consist of work by BIPOC and queer artists.
Daphne Palasi Andreades’ acclaimed debut novel Brown Girls was a New York Times Editor’s choice, a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and Baruch’s First-Year Text for 2022-23 & 2023-24. A Baruch graduate (2015), she received an MFA from Columbia University and is the first former Harman student to return as Harman Writer-in-Residence.