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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.

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: Corinne Manning

Class Type: 4 Sessions


Term: Summer 2021

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

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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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