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Stories told through multiple points of view can provide readers with a broad experience of the narrative at hand. We’ll learn to write insightful and character-driven multiple-point-of-view narratives, critically analyzing stories from the masters, including Alice Munro, George Saunders, Yiyun Li, and Julia Alvarez. These writers are experts at juggling different experiences and maintaining clarity, capturing distinct perspectives and voices, and weaving them together to create a unified pattern. With this insight, we’ll practice these techniques for our own multiple point-of-view narratives. Though this class will focus on literary short fiction, these techniques transcend boundaries of genre and can be applied beyond this workshop to longer narratives, nonfiction, and poetry.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Start Date: 08/02/2016
End Date: 08/23/2016
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Jason Skipper’s debut novel Hustle was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, and Pembroke, and he has received awards and recognition from Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, and Crab Orchard Review. In addition, he is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, grants from Artist Trust and the Vermont Studio Center, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and Best of the Web anthologies. He teaches at Pacific Lutheran University.