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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
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Who tells the story, and how? This question fundamentally shapes our narratives, and is inextricably linked to characterization, structure, language, and more. The vantage point and concerns of the narrator influence what is told. This session will use close readings of both fiction and nonfiction examples to explore the underlying mechanics of point of view and narrative strategies, as well as the effects. We’ll discuss narrative distance, temporal modes, and who “owns” the story. We’ll also talk about why we might choose one strategy over another (or how it might choose us), and how playing with these elements can strengthen a piece of writing.

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Cynthia Gunadi

Fiction Writer
Cynthia Gunadi’s fiction appears in New South Journal, and has received honorable mentions from Glimmer Train and The Masters Review. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from Vermont Studio Center, Kundiman, The Writers Room of Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is currently at work on a collection of short stories. Cynthia has an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and an M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. When... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Tremont Room