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.
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- Generate New Work
- Study Published Writing
- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- Class Discussion
- Personal Essay