Hearing Voices: Narration and Dialogue in Fiction
March 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
One event on April 3, 2021 at 11:00 am
Instructor: Andrew Martin
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Session One: Saturday, March 27, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session Two: Saturday, April 3, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Voice, in both narration and dialogue, is one of the most important elements of fiction, but also one of the most difficult to get right. How do we channel the voices we hear in our heads, and out in the world, into writing that is both artful and realistic? How do we balance fidelity with style? In this seminar, we’ll explore examples by writers across the stylistic spectrum, share examples gathered from our reading and experience, and create and hone work of our own that draws from and expands upon what we’ve learned.
This class is for writers of any prose genre who want to raise their games in dialogue and first (and close third) person storytelling.
Andrew Martin‘s first novel Early Work was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and was a finalist for the Cabell First Novelist prize. His story collection Cool for America was published by FSG in July 2020. His stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from MacDowell and the UCross Foundation, he lives in New York and teaches at St. Joseph’s College and Boston College.
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