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Ghost Tour: The Supernatural in Literary Fiction with Ananda Lima (via Zoom)

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


In this masterclass, we will see the power of ghosts, devils, witches, magical cats and more by looking at a variety of approaches to the supernatural by writers of different traditions (ranging from classic magical realism to contemporary speculative memoirs) in fiction (including Toni Morrison, Samanta Schweblin, Marlon James, Machado de Assis, Gwen E. Kirby, Julia Fine, Jose Saramago), as well as non-fiction (e.g. Carmen Maria Machado, Jami Nakamura Lin). Inspired by our reading, we will play with new possibilities and hauntings in our own writing through generative exercises.

The application for a scholarship for this class is due Dec 15th. Please read all of HVWC’s course policies before registering for classes.

Ananda Lima is a poet, translator, and fiction writer, author of Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil (forthcoming with Tor in 2024) and the poetry collection Mother/land, winner of the 2020 Hudson Prize. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poets & Writers, Witness, and elsewhere. She was awarded the inaugural WIP Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, was a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and the Chicago Review of Books Chirby Awards. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA from Rutgers University, Newark. Her voice was praised as “singular and wise” (Cathy Park Hong), and Craft was described as “an absolutely thrilling reminder that short stories can be the best kind of magic” (Kelly Link). She was born in Brasília, Brazil, and now lives in Chicago, Illinois.


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May 18
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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