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Finding Your Voice on the Page (Zoom)

Dates: 2 Mondays, June 17 - 24 
 
Time: 6-8pm (Pacific Time Zone)
Instructor: Lauren Aliza Green
Ages: Adult 
Genre: Fiction
Price: $195
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Voice is often the first thing we notice when we pick up a story and what keeps us glued to the page. But what exactly is voice, and how does one establish their authentic voice in a story? Furthermore, what distinguishes a character's voice from the voice of the authorial narrator? We'll explore these questions and more over the course of two exciting weeks.

 

We'll spend time studying works by esteemed authors to identify the techniques they use to capture voice in their short stories and novels. We will then apply these techniques to pieces of our own. Together, we will work our way through prompts and short readings with an eye toward improving the sound and flow of our sentences. 

 

Writers will leave the class with a toolbox of techniques and terms (tone, mood, point of view, and style) related to capturing voice and sustaining it—the key to creating stories that are gripping, engaging, and filled with humanity. 

About the Instructor:

Lauren Aliza Green is the author of The World After Alice, forthcoming this year from Viking/Penguin, and the chapbook A Great Dark House, winner of the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers.

 

Click here to learn more about Lauren.

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