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The Voice is a Helix: Dual Narration and Psychic Distance in Life and Writing

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Voice is a Helix: Dual Narration and Psychic Distance in Life and Writing

with Corinna Cook

Details: This four-week virtual class series will consist of four 2-hour sessions.
Dates: January 23, 2024-February 13, 2024 (class meets weekly on Tuesday)
Time: 6-8pm AKT
Location: Zoom

Description: Memoir, personal essay, and life writing pulls two ways: in, toward individual idiosyncracies—and out, toward the universal and the deeply shared. This workshop presents a core suite of techniques essential to such doubling. We focus in particular on the narrator, the voice that resembles “you” but that, in our approach, merits careful sculpting and development according to principles of narrative stance, dual narration, and psychic distance. Sessions will combine mini-lectures with readings, group discussion, writing prompts, and rapid-fire workshops in which participants have the opportunity to share and explore one another’s writing.

This class will be most useful for nonfiction writers with intermediate writing experience; however, all are welcome!

Pricing and Registration: This event is open to member and non-members.

  • Member price: $160/person
  • Non-member price: $200/person

Registration for this event is now closed! Please check out our other classes or stay tuned for more from this author.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: If the event or class is cancelled for reasons beyond 49 Writers’s control, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event that an attendee is unable to attend for personal reasons, fees are nonrefundable.

About the Instructor: Corinna Cook is the author of Leavetakings: Essays. She is a former Fulbright Fellow, an Alaska Literary Award recipient, and a Rasmuson Foundation individual project awardee. She offers project consultation services and is a core faculty member of Alaska Pacific University’s low-res MFA program in creative writing. More at corinnacook.com.


January 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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