A good retelling or adaptation doesn’t just take the source story and set it somewhere new; it takes an aspect of the source and interrogates it, subverts it, and remakes it into a modern-day commentary. This class for beginning and intermediate writers will explore how to write successful retellings and adaptations from once upon a time to happily ever after (or not, and then some) by simply shifting the point of view, tone, theme, genre, and even the form the story takes. 


This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $55 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at workshop@clarionwest.org with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and/or need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

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Clarion West will refund all class fees if the request is made 30 days prior to the class date. Refund requests made within 30 days of the class will be honored if we can fill the seat. Any exceptions are subject to approval by our workshop staff.