Voice, Time and Otherness in Fiction with Venita Blackburn
Date(s): Saturday, April 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type(s): Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): Fiction
Cost: $59 Regular, $53 Student
About the Class
The sacred yet rarely spoken covenant between author and audience states that prose should be both entertaining and educational. What happens when the lesson taught is woefully inaccurate? How do we judge accuracy in fiction when approaching characters with experiences wildly different than our own from nationality to sexuality to political alignment to gender to age to race? This will be a class on choices, audience, research, point of view, humility, compassion and empathy. This workshop will also emphasize development of intriguing voice for narration and making great leaps through time in very short spaces.