Instructor: Kim Shuck
This six-week workshop weaves together traditional and nontraditional storytelling forms including memoir, poetry and cultural heritage, mythology, legends, fairy tales, archetypes into modern contexts. If you have always wanted to try writing fiction, but you have historically written poetry or memoir, this is the course for you! We will focus on short, flash fiction pieces bringing in hybrid elements. By the end of the course, you will develop a short body of work in experimental fiction on a theme related to your life.
About the Instructor:
Kim Shuck is the 7thpoet Laureate of San Francisco. Kim Shuck was born in San Francisco, California, and is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She received a BA in Art and an MFA in Textiles from San Francisco State University. Shuck is the author of Deer Trails, forthcoming from City Lights Books in October 2019), Clouds Running In (Taurean Horn Press, 2014), Rabbit Stories (Poetic Matrix Press, 2013), and Smuggling Cherokee (Greenfield Review Press, 2005), as well as of the chapbook collection Sidewalk Ndn (FootHills Press, 2018). In 2019, Shuck was named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow. She currently runs a reading series called the Fire Thieves showcasing intersectional and intergenerational authors from the Bay Area.
October 15-November 19, 2019 * 6:00-9:00pm
WeWork Golden Gate * 25 Taylor St. *San Francisco*