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Saturday, May 6 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
8M: Let’s Hear It: Creating Memorable Voices in Fiction FILLING
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Just as each musical instrument has its own pitch and timbre, so every writer has their own narrative voice. But what is voice? What makes one unique? What distinguishes Raymond Carver from Junot Diaz, Lorrie Moore from Toni Morrison or Elizabeth Strout? What makes one voice sound different from another? 

From point-of-view to diction, narrative distance to attitude to sentence structure and phrasing, we will explore some of the components of voice. Using short, practical, hands-on exercises, we will experiment with how to express the same thought or action in a myriad of different ways - by varying voice. By gaining an awareness of how voice can be altered, hopefully you will be better prepared to craft your own!

*Please bring a page of your own writing that you feel best conveys the voice of your protagonist/story/novel.

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Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee’s debut novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, is forthcoming from Viking/Penguin in January 2018. Her stories have appeared in the Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Missouri Review, Triquarterly, and American Short Fiction. She has been awarded the Missouri... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Beacon Hill Room