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Styles of Second Person

All Levels | This class will explore the various narrative styles of second-person point of view, such as monologue, direct address, and inverted first person. After studying examples by Sigrid Nunez, Italo Calvino, Wells Tower, and Terese Marie Mailhot, we’ll do writing exercises that harness second person’s ability to interrogate, layer consciousness, and evoke a conversational tone. We’ll also discuss (and challenge) second person’s reputation as gimmicky, unsustainable, and uncommon.

Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 10/19/2019

End Date: 10/20/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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John Englehardt

John Englehardt is a fiction writer, editor at Pacifica Literary Review, and a former Made at Hugo House fellow. He won the 2014 Wabash prize in fiction, the Conium Review's 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and The Stranger's A&P story contest, judged by Sherman Alexie and Rebecca Brown. He holds an MFA from University of Arkansas, and his writing has appeared in Sycamore Review, The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and The James Franco Review.

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