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Saturday, April 6 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
7F: It’s HOW You Say It: Exploring Voice in Fiction FULL
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You’ve heard agents and editors say it: “We’re looking for unique voices.” But what IS voice? And what makes one unique? What makes Raymond Carver sound so different from Truman Capote or Mohsin Hamid, and Toni Morrison from Jhumpa Lahiri or Elizabeth Strout?

From diction to narrative distance, attitude to phrasing, we will explore the many components of voice. By deconstructing a variety of excerpts and using short, practical, hands-on exercises, we will gain a better understanding of how voice is conveyed, leaving you better prepared to craft your own!

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Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee's debut novel, Everything Here is Beautiful, was selected as a Top 10 Debut title for 2018 by the American Booksellers Association, and named a Top Winter/2018 Pick by more than 30 news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Poets & Writers, and O... Read More →
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Val Wang

Val Wang is an author and filmmaker interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. She is the author of the memoir Beijing Bastard as well as the director of the documentary The Flip Side, which won Best Documentary Short at the 2018 DisOrient Asian American Film... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Cambridge Room - 4th Floor