February 28, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
From the intimacy of first-person to the detached all-knowing omniscient narrator, point of view makes an impact on how a reader understands stories.
This course will examine first, second, and third-person points of view as well as omniscient. Through reading examples of each, the group will gain a better understanding of what works, what doesn’t, and why. Through imagery and writing prompts, participants will have an opportunity to tell the same story from a variety of viewpoints.
Point of view is a powerful tool for a writer to pull in their audience — showcase a multitude of thoughts or the deepest secrets of a character. We will leverage pronouns, emotions, and language to tell a unique story. There is no wrong way to showcase a narrative, but one can be intentional. This class will help you assess the deepest core of that story — the viewpoint.
Come ready to write, share, and leave with a fresh take on how we interpret the world around us.
• 1 hour instruction and discussion around narrative view points and how to craft them
• 1 hour of writing to a prompt that includes editing time with peers
• Follow up line edits up to 1,000 words of prose with editorial letter
You should bring…
A laptop or notebook (depending on the preference for writing)
Best for Ages…
18 and older
This class is for anyone
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.