Oftentimes, a monster in a story is a “recycled” version of one we’ve encountered before: a fresh kind of vampire, werewolf, witch, etc. Yet no matter how much time goes by, and how many monsters we meet, we seem to never get tired of them. Why is that? This course will explore the history of some of the most beloved monsters, track how they’ve changed and evolved over the years, look at examples in a variety of media, and wrap-up with a writing activity to explore your own monster.
Darian Bianco holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Bluegrass Writers Studio and a certificate from the 2022-2023 Carnegie Center Author’s Academy, and her novel-in-progress Chatter was one of five winners for issue six of Novel Slices, to be published August 2023.
This class is suitable for beginners.
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