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Finding and Freeing Your Voice

All Levels | Voice breathes life into writing, makes it sing, and draws readers in. Defining voice is difficult, but you can learn how it works by practice-writing in different voices. We’ll read diverse voices and complete six exercises designed to help you find a more authentic writer’s voice, free your voice, control tone, and generate new work. Dare to break out of your habitual voice, subvert the dominant voice in your head, and risk writing in unfamiliar, odd, or wild voices.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Mary Potter

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Start Date: 10/10/2018

End Date: 11/14/2018

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Mary Potter

Mary Lane Potter is the author of A Woman of Salt: A Novel (2001 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection) and Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry. She was awarded a Washington State Arts Commission/Artist Trust Fellowship and MacDowell and Hedgebrook residencies.

Potter’s nonfiction has appeared in River Teeth, Witness, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Hevria, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.

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