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Dystopian Literature

Organization:

Writers & Books

Location:

740 University Ave
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 473-2590
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
08/25/2017
Time: 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: 
$121

Ages

Teenagers
Contact name: 
Sally Bittner Bonn
Email address: 
Through readings, discussions, movie clips, and fun activities, we will learn the specific techniques of the craft that will have us dreaming up dystopian worlds as we write our very own short stories.

The Hunger Games has re-popularized the dystopian literature genre. Defined as fiction where characters struggle in an oppressive society that is the opposite of a utopia—or perfect place— it is often written to make a commentary on the inequality of our current systems. In this class, we will read short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, E.M. Forster, and Harlan Ellison and also discuss the dystopian classics Brave New World and 1984, as well as contemporary works such as The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and The Giver. Through readings, discussions, movie clips, and fun activities, we will learn the specific techniques of the craft that will have us dreaming up dystopian worlds as we write our very own short stories.

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