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How Stories Get Told: Voice, Narrative Distance, and Psychic Distance

Intermediate | In this class, we will discuss how to recognize voice and manage shifts between author and character voices; manipulate narrative distance to make smooth transitions between drama and summary; and recognize levels of psychic distance in order to control how emotionally close we feel to the character. Readings will be from Olive Kitteridge (E. Strout) and Best American Stories 2020. Workshops included.

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Instructor: Scott Driscoll

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/04/2021

End Date: 11/08/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor (UW, Educational Outreach award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), and his debut novel, Better You Go Home, was selected as the Foreword Reviews First Book Contest winner. He was the 1989 winner of the University of Washington’s Milliman Award for Fiction.

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