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Saturday, May 6 • 10:15am - 11:30am
5P: Essentials of Voice in Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

Most agents and editors will tell you that “voice” is their foremost criterion when it comes to selecting books to represent or publish. But what exactly IS a voice in fiction—and, more importantly, how do you go about finding yours? In this practical, interactive session, we’ll analyze passages written by a number of classic and contemporary fiction writers on a spectrum of voices, from plainspoken and “transparent” to lyrical, muscular, and ornate. By discovering more precisely where you fit on this aesthetic spectrum, you can take an important step toward discovering and honing your own fictional voice.

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Tim Weed

Tim Weed’s first novel, Will Poole’s Island (Namelos, 2014), was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of the Year. He is the winner of Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction and Solas Best Travel Writing awards, and his work has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Talking Points Memo, The Rumpus, Writer's Chronicle, and elsewhere. Tim teaches at Grub Street and in the MFA Writing program at Western Connecticut State University, and is the co-founder of the Cuba... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
St. James Room

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