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Saturday, April 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
6A: Writing the Group: How to Tackle Multiple POV's in Fiction FILLING

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In real life, our experiences intersect and overlap with those of other people all the time, but it can be difficult to similarly channel multiple viewpoints in fiction. During this session we will examine techniques to successfully manage a large cast of characters, whether they are family members, coworkers, or members of the same military squadron. We'll look at how to shift from one POV to the next, how to manipulate narrative distance to make some voices more prevalent than others, and how to keep all of these voices distinct.

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Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which is a finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. She is a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree for 2015. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Back Bay Room