ESSENTIALS FOR THE FICTION WRITER:
POINT OF VIEW: WHO LIVES THE STORY AND WHO TELLS IT
with Suzanne Hoover, Ph.D.
Essentials for the Fiction Writer is a series of high level, craft-oriented workshops for fiction writers. Each delves deeply into critical elements of writing the novel.
You have a character whose story you want to tell. But as soon as you begin to write, you find that you must make some critical and momentous choices:
Through whose lens or filter will the reader receive your narrative? First person or third person? Will you use just one point of view, or more than one? Will your story have an identifiable narrator? If so, will that narrator be an active participant? Will the narrator be reliable?
….. And so on.
This workshop will explore these options and their variants—some of them little used, and yet surprisingly powerful. And most important, it will try to articulate the deeper thematic consequences of each point of view choice: what it implies about the scope and limits of our knowledge.
This is a valuable opportunity to learn advanced techniques from a master teacher of fiction writing craft. Suzanne Hoover holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature. The author of two novels, Suzanne was for 25 years, until her recent retirement, a full-time member of the Literature faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches in the Sarah Lawrence Graduate Writing Program.
Saturday, April 17
2 to 4:30 p.m.
Westport Writers' Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
$55, or $45 for participants currently registered in an 8-week Westport Writers' Workshop.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Register at www.westportwritersworkshop.com or call (203)227-3250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CD’s of previous Essentials for the Fiction Writer presentations are available for sale by mail or at the event.
· Structuring Your Story
· Developing Your Story
· The Short Story
· Character-Creation: Giving the Kiss of Life
Author of Happily Ever After Divorce:
Notes of a Joyful Journey
(Health Communications, Inc. 2009)
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Westport Writers' Workshop
32 Webb Road
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 247-3081 cell