I’m delighted to be teaching at the 2019 Day for Writers Conference, sponsored by the Steamboat Writers Group.
The “I” Of the Storm: The Nonfiction Narrator’s Role
Noted essayist and academic Phillip Lopate writes, “Nonfiction writing thrives on daring, darting, subjective flights of thought.” What, after all, is a story without the storyteller? A good narrator is a guide, friend, confessor, provocateur. The narrator shapes the story, sets the tone, decides the details, and most important, determines the meaning of a piece. In this half-day workshop, we’ll explore what it means to tell a nonfiction story. Our topics will include the narrator’s mind (and voice) as it relates to memoir, essay, and other nonfiction forms. Among the topics we’ll consider are narrative perspective and distance, the critical job of making meaning of one’s subject, and what I hope are fresh ways of envisioning the narrator’s role.
Registration opens in late spring, 2019.
For more information, please visit the Steamboat Writers Group website.