8-Week: Experiments in Genre

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

Michael Chabon writes "I suppose there is something appealing about a word that everyone uses with absolute confidence but on whose exact meaning no two people can agree. The word that I'm thinking of right now is genre, one of those French words, like crepe, that no one can pronounce both correctly and without sounding pretentious." 

This class will read and write popular genre fiction, and discuss the ways the conventions of those genres (crime, science-fiction, fantasy, etc.) stimulate us as "entertainment" while being a conduit for social commentary. We'll workshop, discuss, and exercise in the popular genres while making thematic social commentary of our own. Perfect for those who want to write and publish in genre and those working in literary fiction who want to use to the conventions of genre in their work.

Required Text*:

McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, ed. by Michael Chabon

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

Instructor: Christopher David Rosales Learn More


Oct 21, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 04, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 11, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 02, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 09, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm