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Friday, May 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2F: We the Narrators
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive session, we will explore and then try our hand at the first person plural narrative voice, a voice as old as the Greek chorus and as fresh as “We the Animals.” Some questions the session will explore include: Why would you would want to represent the collective experience? What can the first-person plural narrator say and do that other perspectives can’t? What kinds of stories is it best suited to rendering? The first person plural can take many forms and we will look at a number of successful examples to study what and how they are achieving their effects, paying particular attention to the varying degrees of differentiation within the collective experience that different authors provide. Within the different categories we identify, you will then try your hand at writing in the collective voice.

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Val Wang

Val Wang is an author and multimedia storyteller interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. Evan Osnos has called her book Beijing Bastard (Avery, 2015) “a memoir perfectly suited to the Beijing that she brings to life so well: heedless, pungent, and proudly... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cabot Room

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