Exploring Dialogue and Point of View in Fiction and Nonfiction with Kelly Fordon: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, 48067, Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12 & 19, 1pm – 3pm. This class is designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we will read sample fiction and creative nonfiction to identify how content is shaped by narrative choices. How does dialogue bring characters to life? Who is the best person/character to tell this story? What are the benefits and drawbacks of first, second, and third-person point-of-view? We\’ll discuss narrative distance as well. Every class will include time for feedback on individual participants\’ writing. All levels welcome. Kelly Fordon is the author of three award-winning poetry chapbooks and a novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, which was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an IPPY award finalist, an INDIEFAB finalist and an Eric Hoffer Finalist. www.kellyfordon.com. Limited to 8 participants.
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