Danielle Evans | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, July 23, 2020

Narrating Contested Space: This class will focus on the challenge of capturing scene when the physical space or events of the story are experienced in varied and sometimes contradictory ways by the characters. We will think specifically about the project of writing about cities and city space. How do writers approach moments that are both singular and collective, giving them appropriate grounding and specificity, while gesturing toward the role of such moments in a larger, less coherent narrative? We’ll think about how choices in structure and point of view can direct the reader to multiple experiences at once, looking at examples of polyphony, omniscience, future tense, dual perspective, first person plural, and the second person.

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and The Office of Historical Corrections (both Riverhead). She is the recipient of numerous prizes including the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Paterson Fiction Prize, and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Course Schedule
Thursday, July 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST
1 session

Online on Zoom

We offer a limited amount of financial assistance for all of our Master Classes. To apply, please email megan@apublicspace.org with the subject “Master Class Scholarship Application” and include the following: 1) a short bio and 2) a 250-500 word statement outlining why you would like to take a particular class and how you feel it would benefit you, your work, or your curiosity; and what the scholarship would mean to you.

Cost: $85.00

Online, Zoom
United States



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