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Finding Your Voice: A Creative Writing Workshop (online class)
September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 17, 2022
Instructor: Deborah Harris
$160 Members | $175 Nonmembers
Thursdays, 9/29/22 – 11/17/22 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
“When we read a distinctive voice…our full attention is aroused and engaged because we suspect that here, now, at last, we may learn how someone does it––that is, how they live, breathe, think, feel and talk.” Tony Hoagland
In this class, we’ll develop our unique voice: the compelling, entertaining, and guiding presence that draws readers deeply into our stories. With an eye on craft, we’ll read short pieces and excerpts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) by a variety of writers. We’ll discuss point of view, narrative strategy, and how each writer’s voice comes to embody a personality and sensibility. You’ll write and workshop a variety of short (3-page) exercises that explore voice, mood, and more. You’ll have the option of generating new work or revising work already in progress. Memoirs, novels, short stories and personal essays are welcome.
Deborah’s work has appeared in Dissent Magazine, The Southampton Review, and Five on the Fifth. She earned her MALS in literature from Wesleyan University and MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She currently teaches creative writing at the Hudson River Community Education program in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Register by Mail: Print the Fall 2022 Registration Form and mail it with your payment to the address on the form.