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Sensing Your Character

Paying attention to the five main senses when describing a character is important. However, humans have as many as twenty different ways to physiologically perceive the world around us (including balance, temperature, and proprioception). In this class, we’ll generate characters by considering multiple senses and sensations. We’ll also look at examples of how style and aesthetics help readers sense characters before we workshop newly created character sketches, scenes, and/or descriptions.


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Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Natanya Ann Pulley

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 02/12/2020

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Natanya Ann Pulley

Natanya Ann Pulley is a Diné writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her clans are Kinyaa’áani (Towering House People) and Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water People). She’s published work in numerous journals including Split Lip, The Collagist, The Offing, Waxwing, and As/Us. Her essays have been anthologized in Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Women Write Resistance, and most recently Shapes of Native Nonfiction. A former editor of Quarterly West and South Dakota Review, she is the founding editor of Hairstreak Butterfly Review. She received a Phd from the University of Utah in Fiction writing with an emphasis in the Evolution (and De-evolution) of Novel Forms. Natanya is an assistant professor of English at Colorado College where she teaches texts by Native American writers, Fiction Writing, and Experimental Forms in Ethnic Literature. Her short story collection With Teeth was a 2018 Many Voices Project winner, published by New Rivers Press in Fall 2019.

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