PROSE WRITING WORKSHOP with Andrea Lochen
January 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discover what makes magical realism distinct from other genres.
PUTTING THE “MAGIC” IN MAGICAL REALISM with Andrea Lochen
During this hour-long workshop, we will attempt to define the genre of magical realism and learn what makes it distinct from other genres. We’ll explore ‘what if’ scenarios and the rules of magic, and speculate on why time travel, modern fairytales, and other forms of magic are so appealing and necessary to readers, maybe now more than ever before.
Tuition for this hour-long workshop is $20.00. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member, please click here. To register online for this workshop, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457. This class is appropriate for both adults and high school students.
Andrea Lochen is the author of three novels. Her first novel, The Repeat Year (Penguin 2013), was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “an engaging, satisfying read that explores friendship, love and who we really are when it truly matters.” A draft of the novel won the 2008 Hopwood Novel Award. The Repeat Year was also produced as an audiobook, translated into German and Hungarian editions, and optioned for a film. Andrea’s second novel, Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue 2015), was described as “a beautiful book, filled with vivid scenes, unforgettable characters, and oodles of heart.” Her third novel, Versions of Her, (Red Adept Publishing 2019) was called “spellbinding,” “a heartfelt story,” and “a page-turner,” and was chosen to be a part of the Kindle Unlimited program. Andrea earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was a Colby Fellow. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the Fiction Editor of The Madison Review, a nationally-distributed, student-run literary magazine. Since 2008, she has taught undergraduate writing at UWM at Waukesha and was recently awarded the UW Colleges Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Andrea currently lives in Johnson Creek with her husband, two small children, and adorably fluffy dog, Maddy. For more information, visit her website: www.andrealochen.com.