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For Our Short Fiction Class: Creative Responses to the Stories

You have been given tools for analysis (the YouTube videos) and these will be useful to prepare for our brief Zoom discussions or responses you send to me or each other. But consider more creative responses: These, too, may be … Continue reading

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Washington Poet Laureate: Claudia Castro Luna

https://wapoetlaureate.org/ Become familiar with the work Claudia Castro Luna has been doing. Read her thoughts. See her Washington State map.

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Woman in Green and Cristina Fernandez Cubas

Read about her in Wikipedia article and beyond. There is at least one collection of her stories available in English: Nona’s Room. If you are enchanted by Woman in Green, take a look.

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G.K. Chesterton: Do read about this writer

https://www.chesterton.org/who-is-this-guy/

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Brain Pickings: suggestion for class

You will enjoy reading these newsletters. Go online and subscribe. Stimulating, beautifully curated thoughts, poems, short fiction for today.https://www.brainpickings.org/

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Assignments for Week 1/Enjoying Short Fiction

.Watch YouTube lecture “Analysis of a Short Story.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uR3zW_6vx0 This is about 11 minutes long. You may want to take notes. This lecture will give you a framework for reading and responding to the stories you will read. .Literary Elements.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy5LU_3gUs4 Very … Continue reading

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Syllabus for Spring 2020 Class in Short Fiction

Enjoying short fiction:  study and writing practice LLyn De Danaan, facilitator   Enjoy reading fiction? Like lively conversations? Love writing?   We will read and discuss one or two short stories/or listen to spoken word fiction /each week.   Most … Continue reading

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Humanities Washington Talk

Next scheduled talk is October 17, 2018 in Olympia  

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Talk March 29 2 P.M. Mason County Historical Society Museum….

In Shelton. Humanities Washington presentation by LLyn De Danaan. Topic: What Does it Mean to be Human?

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Yes, Stephanie, There is a Santa Claus

Yes, Stephanie, There is a Santa Claus LLyn De Danaan September 2017 Years ago, maybe two decades back, my parents, Doris and Bill Patterson, were interviewed for a study Stephanie Coontz was making on parenting in the post-war era. I … Continue reading

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