Write Here, Write Now: You Talking to Me? with Naomi Benaron
Date(s): Monday, January 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
About this Event
Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This month: You Talking to Me? with Naomi Benaron
Second person point of view is often seen as the awkward stepchild that no one wants to acknowledge. When misused, it can sound like a litany of accusations or a long singsong address without purpose, but when used effectively, second person is a powerful tool to create edgy and seize-you-by-the-throat prose. In this workshop, we’ll examine works by Ocean Vuong, Claudia Rankine, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Junot Diaz, and Italo Calvino as jumping off points for free-writing and other structured exercises. The purpose of this workshop is to gain familiarity and confidence with the uses of second person POV and hopefully to inspire you to try it in your own work.