Using Unconventional Perspectives in Storytelling
In this workshop, you will learn how to use/experiment with unconventional POVs in writing, and discover how it might strengthen narrative/character voices and forward the themes and intentions of your short and long form works. Participants are encouraged send in an example of a published short story (preferably one free to read online with a link to the story itself, or if it isn't free, a passage or two from the piece) or excerpt from a published long-form work (a passage or two highlighting the POV use) prior to class that uses an unconventional perspective and be prepared to speak about it.
Date: July 15th 2023
Time: 6:00 PM Eastern
Skill Level: Intermediate to Expert
What to bring:An example of a work that uses unconventional POV(s) and be prepared to speak about it in class. A notepad or any other form of notetaking/writing tool that participants prefer. A few story ideas in mind to use during brief exercises.
Expectations: Audio required. Video is preferred, but not necessary.
After the workshop is completed, you will be provided a digital packet containing lecture materials and any pertinent resource links.
After you purchase your workshop ticket, you will receive an email and SMS notification that contains a private link to our Zoom URL. If you do not receive this link, let us know. A reminder will be sent 24 hours prior to the workshop and again 10 minutes prior to the workshop. Be sure to have firstname.lastname@example.org on your mail server's whitelist to ensure that you don't miss any communications.
Instructor Bio: Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, a Nebula Award finalist, and an immigrant from Fujian. She is a member of HWA, SFWA, and Codex. Her work can be found in F&SF, The Dark, Uncanny, among others. She is the recipient of Odyssey Workshop's 2022 Fresh Voices Scholarship and the author of Linghun and I AM AI. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (http://aijiang.ca)
Apex Books will provide at least two seats for our writing workshops that will be free for those in financial hardship. If you want to take our workshop but can't afford to pay the workshop fee, email Jason Sizemore (email@example.com).