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Who Am I This Time? Narrator as Character

Intermediate | In this nonfiction workshop, we will investigate the narrator as more than a voice. Who is being presented? Is the narrative voice different than the character performing in the plot? How does the narrator appear physically? In an attempt to understand who the “I” is and how best to present yourself to readers, we will investigate work by Mary Karr, Dave Eggers, James Baldwin, Anne Lamott, and others. Students will leave with two developed essays and extensive instructor feedback.

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Instructor: Beth Slattery

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 10/20/2020

No Class On: 11/24/2020

End Date: 12/15/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Beth Slattery

Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.

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