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First Person Omniscence

Class Update: This course description has been updated from the print catalog.

Advanced | The most honest point of view is first person, isn’t it? A character’s perspective becomes our whole world, and every nuance of their perspective informs the heart of the story. Though we tend to think of omniscience as an all-knowing third person perspective, as writers we must grapple with the truth that all POV is tainted by the author’s own limited first person experience. In these four weeks, we will bust open notions of authorial power in perspective. Class time will include in-class writing, internal examination and outside reading by contemporary writers such as Robert Jones Jr, Hazel Jane Plante, Raven Leilani, as well as autobiographical fiction authors like Colette.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Corinne Manning

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Start Date: 07/07/2021

End Date: 07/28/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$216.00 Member Price:
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$240.00 General Price:

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Corinne Manning

Corinne Manning's debut story collection WE HAD NO RULES has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly the latter noting it "exquisitely examines queer relationships with equal parts humor, heartache, and titillation." Corinne has taught for Hugo House since 2011.

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