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Cullman Center Institute for Teachers: Weird Love Stories: A Creative Writing Workshop


CHRIS ADRIAN, Instructor

This workshop will examine the unconventional language used in a number of stories, including short fiction by Donald Barthelme and Judy Budnitz, to create a drama of romantic attachment that resists and overcomes cliché. Participants will also engage in a writing exercise that incorporates some of these elements to produce an affecting piece of writing about love. 

Chris Adrian is the author of three novels – The Great Night, Gob's Grief, and The Children's Hospital –  and a collection of stories, A Better Angel. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, and other publications. Adrian is a practicing pediatric oncologist and holds a divinity degree from Harvard. 

This seminar is by application only and the deadline to apply has passed.

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  • Audience: Teachers, K-12 Educators