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Writing Workshop: Voice and Tense

  • Jefferson Elementary School 26th St. & Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN (map)


How does an author decide whether to write a novel in a first-person voice, or third? Why do I keep accidentally changing my story from past tense to present tense? Why does this "voice" and "tense" stuff matter, anyway? If you're a writer (at any level!) who enjoys playing with story craft, this is a chance to dig into two important elements of narrative style through reading, writing exercises and discussion. Bring a notebook or laptop. Taught by local writer, actor, and storyteller Amy Salloway.

Earlier Event: November 28
The Moth - "Beginnings"
Later Event: December 4
Story SlamMN! - "Fur Babies"