Multiple Perspectives in Fictional Characters with Helena Maria Viramontes
September 20, 2014
Often times when we limit ourselves to one speaker, one point of view, we as writers limit our capacity to tell a story. Multiple points of views not only deliver a democratic world, but also enlarges views and visions, making the story, place, plot and time threads into a colorful and complex weaved tapestry, just like our lives. We will read, discuss, and practice a variety of exercises in developing various points of view of the same story.
September 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | $95
Helena Maria Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus, a novel. Her latest novel is Their Dogs Came With Them. The recipient of the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, her short stories have been widely anthologized and adopted for university study. Viramontes is currently a professor of English at Cornell University.