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Voice Driven Narratives

All Levels | How can voice—a narrator’s speech patterns, vocabulary, and degree of awareness—be the main source of conflict and tension, rather than action and plot? Through discussion and writing exercises, we’ll explore the technique behind crafting a narrator that is authoritative, vulnerable, conversational, or absurd. Authors we’ll study include Jackson, July, Orange, Johnson, and Sycamore.

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Instructor: John Englehardt

Class Type: 4 Sessions

Start Date: 11/13/2019

No Class On: 11/27/2019

End Date: 12/11/2019

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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John Englehardt

John Englehardt is the author of Bloomland, winner of the 2018 Dzanc Prize for Fiction and the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. He has taught writing classes at University of Arkansas, Seattle Writes, Hugo House, and Seattle University.

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