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Sunday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:15am
9A: Essentials of First Person Point of View
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you using the first-person point of view in a piece of fiction or non-fiction? Have you ever felt constrained giving the story through the lens of a single character or perspective? Have you wondered how you might use that perspective in a more expansive way to open up your narrative? In this seminar, we’ll look at literary examples of first-person narratives and consider how the authors use POV to get the most out of their stories. We will do writing exercises and discuss them. If you are currently working on a piece in the first-person, please bring in questions you may have regarding obstacles or problems you are trying to solve in your project. You will come away from the session with a greater sense of what is possible and a wider set of options and/or solutions for storytelling from the vantage of a single perspective.

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Stacy Mattingly

Stacy Mattingly is coauthor with Ashley Smith of the New York Times bestseller Unlikely Angel, an Atlanta hostage story that is now a feature film, Captive. Stacy holds an MFA from Boston University, where she was a Marcia Trimble Fellow, a Leslie Epstein Global Fellow, and recipient of the Florence Engel Randall Graduate Fiction Award. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and helped lead the first Narrative Witness exchange for the University of... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Cambridge Room