Fall Craft Intensive: Emme Lund


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Every Action is a Spell: Finding the Magic in our Stories with Emme Lund
Saturday, November 12
11 AM – 2PM PST / 2  – 5 PM EST

If we could talk to trees, tap into their roots and fungal networks, what would they say? A caterpillar dissolves until it is entirely liquid and then it puts itself back together as a butterfly. A fairy has flitted around the room and landed atop my wrist before zooming out the window.

In this class, we will learn to develop the skills necessary to see the magic that exists in our world. We’ll do a generative writing exercise. Then, we’ll study a few stories e.g. Kelly Link, Borges, maybe even Gogol. Then we’ll do a spell. Our eyes will be opened to the magic in the (virtual) room, and we will capture it on the page. Part generative writing session, part craft course, part magic spell, this class seeks to undo the ways capitalism and colonialism has closed us off from the magical realm. Bring some tea, a candle, and an open mind.

BIO: Emme Lund is an author living and writing in Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA from Mills College. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Time, The Rumpus, Autostraddle, and many more. In 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is her first novel and has been long listed for the Center of Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Visit EmmeLund.net for more information.