Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A Question of Dialect with Ryka Aoki
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Tags: Dialect, Dialogue, Stereotypes
About the Session
Writing in dialect or vernacular can be tricky. At its best, is can give one's writing an organic sense of place and perspective. When mishandled, however, dialect can offend readers, seem reductive, and cover lazy storytelling. This workshop covers dialect—why and how one might choose to incorporate it, the choices one has to make when using it, and how to self-check against exploitation and stereotyping.