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storytelling voice

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Whether you’re writing a novel, a memoir, stories, or narrative nonfiction, the voice you use to tell your story is crucial. We’ll look at examples of great storytelling voices, including the inimitable Pat Conroy’s, and try out short scenes in different voices. All experience levels welcome.

Friday, November 6; 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $45/person. Limited to 15 participants. This workshop will be held as an online video conference call through Zoom. Details for joining the video call will be provided to all participating writers after registering. Course materials will be provided as email attachments.

About our instructor:

Valerie Sayers is the author of a collection of stories, The Age of Infidelity, and six novels, including her most recent, The Powers. Who Do You Love and Brain Fever were both named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year, and a film, “Due East,” was based on her novels Due East and How I Got Him Back. Sayers’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared widely, in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Commonweal, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares, and have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Her literary prizes include a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes for fiction. She is honored to be a member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors.

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