Is it Me or is it You: Making Point of View Work

What difference does it make to your work with a first person narrator or in third person plural? Have you always wanted to try second person but are not sure what it would add? Have you ever wondered how your story would shift if you wrote it from the point of view of your over-watered cactus?

This workshop will give you the opportunity to read, write and discuss stories that make the best use of a range of viewpoints. We will read some examples of stories from different points of view, and try some writing prompts. You will have the chance to test out the effect of changing POV on your drafts, and take away some ideas for using different layers of narrator distance, and how they can add unexpected depths. Participants will have the chance to read their drafts as part of the workshop.
The workshop is suitable for writers of all levels who want to experiment with their writing in a supportive environment.

What Participants Will Take Away

  • At least 2 story drafts.
  • A clearer understanding of point of view.
  • Further suggested reading.

Suitable for all levels.

There will be an optional opportunity to share during the workshop.

Choose from two possible dates:

Sunday, September 3, 2023: 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EDT / 3 PM BST / 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, September 30, 2023: 11 AM PDT / 2 PM EDT / 7 PM BST / 5 AM AEDT

About Instructor

Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London and has been known to kill cactuses. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently by the Cincinnati review. She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction, and her debut flash collection, ‘Families and other natural disasters’, is available from Reflex Press,. Links to her stories are at https://coffeeandpaneer.wordpress.com

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