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Friday, April 22 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Writing the Macabre—Horror in Creative Nonfiction: A Craft Class with Sayantani Dasgupta

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Horror, as a literary theme, exists in every writing genre, be it supernatural, science
fiction, fairy tales, folk lore, environmental nonfiction, and even memoir and dark
comedy. Consuming horror can be an escapist and cathartic experience but writing it can
be challenging given the weight of our daily, complex lives more so in light of the Covid-
19 pandemic. This craft talk/workshop will study techniques used by authors as diverse
as Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (fairy tales), Nathaniel Philbrick (narrative nonfiction), and
Sonali Deraniyagala (memoir) to see how they incorporate horror within their writing.
There will be writing prompts to help us dig into our own minds and memories so we
may write true stories about even our most ordinary experiences that will still challenge
the reader’s sense of the Self and the world. This event will be held in room 303, on the 
third floor of the Catalyst Building.

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Sayantani Dasgupta

Born in Calcutta and raised in New Delhi, Sayantani Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She is the author of Women Who Misbehave (Penguin Random House), Fire Girl: Essays On India, America, & The In-Between (Two... Read More →


Friday April 22, 2022 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Catalyst 303 601 E Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

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