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NOWW Workshop – Finding Your Voice (with Gary Barwin)

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Writing is a dance between finding the words to say what you want and letting words magic the world of the text into being.

In this lively and interactive writing workshop, we’ll explore these questions:

What is “voice”—your voice, the voice of the narrator, the voice of characters within a text?

How does word choice, sentence structure and overall flow affect or express the particular world of the story or the sensibility of its characters or narrator?

What is the right rhythm for what you want to say? How can rhythm be a source of thought?

How does sentence length affect the flow of thought, create the texture of the world, (re)create the sound and sense of the sensibility of the narrator or their world?

What are ways to explore a wide range of different approaches to creating voice in both fiction and poetry?

And one final question: Will we try a whole bunch of different writing activities? Answer: yes.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 14 at the Mary J.L. Black Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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September 14, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mary J. L. Black Branch Library
901 Edward St South
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6R2 Select a Country:
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