Altering Point of View in Creative Nonfiction
When first writing memoir and personal essay, we often default to a first-person narration. But writing in an alternative point of view, such as second person, third person, or plural forms, can often lead to specific storytelling styles more appropriate for your subject matter, and/or may give you perspective in reflecting on difficult passages from your life. We will read short works by authors such as Bell Hooks, Jamaica Kincaid, Ismet Prcic and/or others to help prompt writing exercises on emotionally charged subject matter.
Please also bring a brief passage you have already written in first person to re-consider and revise.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.
For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.
- Study Published Writing
- Generate New Work
- Class Discussion
- In-Class Writing
- Craft Lessons
- Personal Essay