Wrapping up the fiction course

The last two weeks of the fiction class I’m teaching are essentially solid workshop. We’ve had a few breaks to discuss general questions about writing and one very good discussion about “Hills Like White Elephants” (including a bit of a digression re: absinthe, the legality and appeal thereof), but it’s almost all student fiction at this point. We have one week left and they’re going strong; I’m really pleased.

It’s strange to feel September coming and not be preparing to teach or take classes. I do have a couple of interviews in the works, so expect more Alcestis-related posts here soon. And, of course, I have links:

Category: Books, Film, Historical fiction, History, Teaching


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  1. mamacita says:

    Did you listen to the piece on NPR and hear the part about the mad honey? Apparently honey made from a particular plant in the area was, well, highly intoxicating, rather than toxic, and the soldiers used to leave pots of it out for their enemies to find. Intoxication resulted, and their demise. Pretty clever, huh?

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Beutner renders her multilayered heroine with beauty and delicacy, and concerns herself with no less than the intricacies of the soul.

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Katharine Beutner

I write fiction and creative nonfiction. I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. My novel Alcestis, a retelling of the Greek myth, is now available from Soho Press.

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