The Art of Voice and Theme in Fiction and Memoir
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Thursday
Time: 10:30 - 4:30 pm
Class Level: Intermediate
• Regular: $105.00
• Member: $94.50
• Low-Income: $73.50
Every writer craves an authentic voice and strong themes—two key elements that make writing stand out. Both voice and theme reveal emotional truth, linking writer and reader in a personal way. But how does a writer identify her or his unique voice, develop it, and use it to craft themes that matter?
Through readings, writing exercises, and critique, we'll learn the difference between narrative voice and character voice, how themes emerge in a piece of fiction or memoir, ways to thread these themes for greatest impact, and how voice and theme weave together. Bring 2-5 pages of any stalled, stuck, or just-started fiction or memoir you'd like to work on during the class.