Visiting Author Series: POV Beyond 1-2-3 with Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai Denver

Point of view is much more complex than 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person, singular or plural. How omniscient is your omniscient narrative voice? Does it know the past? The future? Does it know what’s happening on the other side of the world? How can you keep readers trusting an unreliable narrator? How can you pull off an unusual narration (1st person plural, 2nd person imperative) without tiring your audience? How can you make sure you’re sticking to one consistent point of view? What are the challenges of floating among many points of view? And what about the flipside of point of view, the "ear" of the piece? (To whom is the story being told? Under what circumstances?)  We’ll break down the possibilities, the “rules,” the pitfalls, and we’ll experiment with some wild points of view. 


Makkai will also be giving a reading at Regis University on Thursday, October 19, at 7:00 PM at the Claver Recital Hall. Check it out! 

Instructor: Rebecca Makkai Learn More


Oct 20, 2017 4:00pm - 6:30pm