The Girls Who Turned Into Trees

Electric Literature


Maps and Legends

The Collagist




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about Miranda Schmidt

Miranda Schmidt’s work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Collagist, Electric Literature, Phoebe, and other journals. A 2017 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow, Miranda has taught creative writing at the University of Washington, Portland Community College, and the Loft. She has edited for the Seattle Review, the Sun Star Review, Phantom Drift, Lambda's Emerge Anthology, and other projects.

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Nonfiction Fairy Tales

Online at the Loft

October 3- November 14

Fairy tales aren’t only for fiction writers. In this course, we’ll explore methods for incorporating fairy tales into our nonfiction writing. We’ll look at critical and pop culture essays about fairy tales. We’ll try our hands at stranger forms in which fairy tales influence the shapes and preoccupations of creative nonfiction and memoir. This course will include weekly readings and exercises meant to generate new work. Students will also have the option to submit one piece for instructor critique and to participate in online peer workshops if they choose.