UCLA Extension Online presents
July 25 to September 26, 2007
A workshop which focuses on fiction set in foreign countries/cultures and/or features foreign languages or characters who do not speak English. It is not essential that the writer be fluent in another language (or have lived in or even been to the country in question), but the assumption is that if you include foreign locales or phrases, you have done your research.
Participants read selections that address globalization for discussions about craft. The goal is to write one story and revise it with a specific focus on improving the elements of global narrative.
In the workshop, the majority of examples and references are from fiction rather than creative nonfiction. Readings: Iyer, Pico, “The Multiculture”; Pachter, Marc: The American Identity; Essays from The Weather Where We Are, Granta; and several selections by Ha Jin, Hari Kunzru, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, and Don Lee.
Instructor: Ms. Xu's recent fiction appears in 2006 O. Henry Prize Stories, Manhattan Noir, and Carve Magazine, and her nonfiction in Time (Asia) and First City (New Delhi). Her personal essay collection, Evanescent Isles, is forthcoming.
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