We, You and I: Collective First Person
First-person plural stories can give voice to the previously invisible, compelling writers to offer their own version of identity beyond a perceived, privileged mainstream. But what makes us so uncomfortable about the first-person plural? We resist collective or group identity because we think of ourselves as individuals, not communities or coalitions. In this generative course, we’ll examine practical issues of the collective first person and narrative distance. Each class will include short discussion, writing prompts, and writing time.
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Piper Lane is a writer, teacher, and fisherman from Homer, Alaska. She holds an MFA from UW Seattle. Both a Hugo House fellow alum and a Hedgebrook alum, her work can be found in PANK, Fourth River, Territory, and elsewhere. For more information go to piperlane.org or follow on Twitter: thealaskanwitch and Instagram: piper__l.