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This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | First-person plural novels give voice to the previously invisible, compelling writers to offer their own version of identity beyond a perceived and privileged mainstream. But what makes us so uncomfortable about the first-person plural? We resist collective or group identity because we think of ourselves as individuals, not communities or coalitions. In this course, we’ll examine practical issues of the collective first person, examining specific moves of narrative distance.
Piper Lane holds an MFA from the University of Washington and an MA from Ohio University. She coordinated the reading series Castalia, cofounded the Black Jaw Lit Series, and served as prose editor for the Seattle Review. She teaches creative writing at UW. She won UW’s Eugene Van Buren award for fiction and Ohio University’s LitFest Nonfiction essay contest.