In this hands-on, two-day course, María Amparo Escandón taught how the term “Magic Realism” was coined and how this movement flourished in Latin American fiction, what is understood as Magic Realism today, which are the best examples, and how Magic Realism can be adopted by American fiction successfully. Students also learned how to apply this to their own work by writing a short piece in class and writing an assignment to be submitted on the second day of the course.
Book club presentation and discussion of González & Daughter Trucking Co. and Esperanza’s Box of Saints in Minneapolis. Wonderful ladies! Mary Navarro was the most generous hostess. Thank you!