Narrative Voice: The Power of Point of View in Your Fiction - ONLINE CLASS
Taught by Joe Pfister
Joe Pfister is a writer, teacher, and Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in such publications as PANK, New World Writing, Juked, and decomP, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and currently serves as an annual juror for The Scholastic Writing Awards and fiction editor of The Boiler Journal.
Location: Online Class
*This is an online class hosted via Zoom. Link will be sent the day before class!*
One of the most important—and, perhaps, overlooked—decisions facing a writer when they first set out to tell a story is deciding how to tell it. Should the story be told in first person or third? Whose voice are we hearing? Why? In this two-hour class, we will explore the pros and cons of first-, second-, and third-person narration, the power of perspective, and how to find a truly unique, original voice for your next story. We will also take an in-depth look at how point of view and voice can operate and enhance your own work by studying the short fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore, and Stuart Dybek.