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Fiction Workshop: The Art of Blurring the Real and The Fantastic

Fiction Workshop: The Art of Blurring the Real and The Fantastic

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Fiction Workshop: The Art of Blurring the Real and The Fantastic

Led by Diamond Braxton

Thursday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:45 pm Central Time

Taught by Diamond Braxton, “The Art of Blurring the Real and the Fantastic” is a generative workshop designed to cover speculative realism and to teach writers how to blur the lines between reality and fantasy. We will read Carmen Machado’s “Eight Bites” and discuss how she blends the paranormal in her storytelling. In addition, we will look at an interview with Mariana Enriquez and analyze how she mixes horror into reality, from spirits to hauntings. Most importantly, we will cover why these writers strategically make these artistic choices and how they make an impact. At the end, I will share three generative writing prompts based on the readings and there will be time for a Q+A.

  • Registration fee ($35) includes a copy of Prose Series #9 by Diamond Braxton (our March release in the ongoing print Prose Series)
  • Participants will receive the meeting link and any relevant prep materials after registration closes
  • Up to 3 fee waivers are available; reach out to Casie at for more information--no questions asked.

Diamond Braxton is a queer, mixed-race Black-Mexican writer and editor pursuing an MFA at Texas State. She is a Best of the Net and Best Microfiction nominee and has work published in The Forge, Stanchion, Alebrijes Review, Rejection Letters, The Acentos Review, Hellebore Press, The Bitchin' Kitsch, and Mixed Mag and is also a Tin House 21' Workshop Alum. She resides in Houston, Texas where she started as the prose editor and was promoted to the Editor in Chief for Defunkt magazine, and she is also a Copy Editor for the Porter House Review. Learn more about her work at

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