Emma Allmann

In addition to learning how to write creatively at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emma Allmann spends her time lugging books along with her on outdoor adventures. She uses hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and climbing as time to discover new and interesting things to write about. She has had a play produced at the Marcia Légère Student Play Festival and writes about the books she reads on her blog, I'm Right Here Because I'm Not All There. When she's not reading, writing, or adventuring she can be found making a list of good names for ice-cream. Twitter: @Emryal

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What Is Magical Realism?

What is Magical Realism? It can be hard to pin down. Ultimately we have the authors of Latin America to thank for this, quite literally, fantastic genre. Magical Realism has come to encompass surealism and fabulism and helps us to reconsider the realities we've become too embroiled in to think about questioning.