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FICTION WORKSHOP: Writing Fabulism

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fabulism is a form of magical realism in which fantastical elements are placed in an everyday setting. The term has its roots in fairytales and fables, but is most often defined as “when literature gets weird.” In this two-hour workshop, we’ll examine a piece of fabulism and write the beginnings of our own stories. We’ll brainstorm premises for our fabulist stories and explore how they might function on both the literal and metaphorical level. How do we follow our premises to the places of greatest emotional truth?

This program will be presented in person and is limited to 15 participants. The program is appropriate for teens as well as adults. Tuition for the two-hour workshop is $40. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for the workshop, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.


Christine Vines is a fiction writer from Wichita, Kansas. Her writing has appeared in Witness, Joyland, The Chicago Tribune, Electric Literature, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and elsewhere. She was a runner-up for the 2018 Nelson Algren Award and a fiction finalist for The Missouri Review‘s 2018 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize. She was the 2020 Carson McCullers Fellow, a 2018-2019 Steinbeck Fellow, and the 2018 W.K. Rose Fellow for Vassar College. She received her MFA from Cornell University, where she also taught English and creative writing. For four years, she ran the Fiction Addiction Reading Series in New York City. She misses hugs and dinner parties and is deeply, deeply grateful for any and all support that makes her writing life possible.


November 13
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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