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"Whose Story Is it? Playing with Point of View" with Stephanie Noll ONLINE

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1/31/2017 From 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM



 

$49 for members (please log in for member pricing)

$109 for nonmembers


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Often writers will have an idea for a story, its plots, and its characters, but before their fingers hit the keyboard or their pen races across the page, they should determine how to best tell the story.

Choosing a point of view shapes how you—and your reader—experience any narrative. Imagine how different The Great Gatsby would be if told as a 1st person account by Gatsby. Or what if Gone Girl had been told through a 3rd person omniscient point of view?

In this class, we will read and discuss excerpts of published works that utilize all the points of view available to writers—even 2nd person! We will consider how point of view impacts the narrative experience of these pieces, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various points of view, and complete writing exercises that will give us the opportunity to “try on” all different perspectives as we determine which one is the best fit for our work.


About the instructor:

Stephanie Noll taught the Advanced Craft Workshop in Fall 2016. She studied fiction writing at Texas State University, where she earned her MFA. She is a frequent storyteller at The Story Department, a monthly fundraiser for the non-profit Austin Bat Cave, and has also told stories at Listen to Your Mother, Backyard Story Night, Hyde Park Story Night, and the Tellers. Stephanie has 18 years of teaching experience and works as a senior lecturer in the English department at Texas State where she recently was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award. Stephanie is the director of Old Books for New Teachers, an organization that helps first-year teachers build classroom libraries. She has written a novel about a standardized test cheating scandal at an inner-city Houston high school.

 

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