4-Week: The Chorus—The Power of "We"

$240.00 Members
$265.00 Non-members

In this workshop we will explore the less common narration known as plural first-person POV, and how, why, and when “we/us/ours” works. We will study the particulars of this point-of-view, including the difference between a “we” with an individual “I” contained somewhere inside the group and a “we” that is only ever the collective. The class will specifically consider this unique perspective by looking at how this POV encapsulates a shared experience and how it can serve as a social critique. While this POV can reflect the dangers of a mob mentality, and the loss of self that can result, plural first-person can also be a celebration of community as a “we” narration can place emphasis on our responsibility to each other as a member of a greater whole. You will receive a reading packet that will include a craft essay and literary examples designed to enrich the exercises you will then do in the actual workshop as well as the discussions we will have to both nurture and fortify our understanding of this perspective.

Instructor: Sarah Schantz Learn More

Schedule

Feb 12, 2024 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 19, 2024 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 26, 2024 6:30pm - 8:30pmMar 04, 2024 6:30pm - 8:30pm