Sunday, November 7, 2021
Session I: Who's Talking? - The Narrator's Voice
Hosted via Zoom • 1:00pm-3:30pm PT • $125
“Get the narrator and you’ve got the piece.” —Vivian Gornick
When we write memoir, we’re often focused on what happened and forget that “we” are the story. More than a series of events, memoir offers insight into the character and experience of the storyteller.
• How do we find the right voice to tell our story?
• How do we bring the character of the narrator to the page?
This seminar offers an in-depth look at how memoir writers craft vivid and effective narrators.
Format includes advance readings, lecture, writing exercises and discussion.
Session I: Who’s Talking? - The Narrator’s Voice
Sunday, November 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Pacific Time
The narrator’s voice is central to the success of any memoir. It releases the story from the raw material of life and illuminates character, tone and theme.
Session II: How We See - Narrator as Character
Sunday, November 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Pacific Time
Description provides the details of scene, but it also reveals the one who is looking. Description reflects the persona of the narrator and how they see the world.
Fee: $125 for single session; $200 for both sessions
Connie Josefs is a writer, teacher and memoir coach. She leads workshops in memoir and fiction writing and has taught at UNM Albuquerque, Santa Monica College, Southwest Writers and The Taos Writers Conference. She holds an MFA in fiction from Antioch LA and has worked as a writer and story analyst for film and television.