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The Self as Character: Writing in First Person

Introductory / Intermediate | First-person point of view remains one of the trickiest strategies for any writer, even though it can be one of the most effective ways of telling a story. This class will discuss first-person point of view in memoir, travel pieces, humor, and other genres. In addition to learning first-person strategies, participants will generate story ideas for first-person narratives.

Instructor: Nicholas O'Connell

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 10/12/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Nicholas O'Connell

Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A, Ph.D., is the author of The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska Press, 2012), On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (University of Washington Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (University of Washington Press Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He has contributed to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, GO, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He is the publisher/editor of The Writer’s Workshop Review and the founder of the online and Seattle-based writing program, www.thewritersworkshop.net.

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