Literary Underworlds

Literary Underworlds

Plot may drive a narrative forward, but there’s often a substratum of metaphor that actually binds the story together. Let’s call this the literary underworld: a realm of allusions and associations that work on the subconscious and enrich the reading experience. Through a series of exercises, we’ll practice cultivating this metaphoric layer in prose. This class will benefit both fiction writers and essayists who are interested in chasing what Donald Barthelme called “the ineffable.”


Instructor: Allegra Hyde Learn More


Jun 15, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm