Magical Realism and Cultural Context
Learn how to devise a rough concept for a magical realist story with this prompt from classes instructor Jessica Reidy.
A quick overview of Magical Realism: Nach Expressionismus: Magischer RealismusAfter Expressionism: Magical Realism
Magic Realism→Marvelous Realism→Magical Realism:
The main components of a magical realist story might include:
PROMPT: How to devise a rough concept for your magical realist story
Jessica Reidy (she/they) has appeared in Narrative Magazine as Story of the Week, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review online, RomArchive, and others. They are the winner of the Penelope Nivens Award, the Glenna Luschei Prize, and have been nominated for a Pushcart and Best of the Net. They are co-host of Romanistan podcast, a celebration of Roma culture. Under Jezmina Von Thiele, they are a fortune teller, reading tarot, palms, and tea leaves in their mixed Roma/Sinti family’s tradition. They are a queer witch, and can be found at jessicareidy.com and jezminavonthiele.com.
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