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The First Person Narrator: Developing a Distinctive and Authentic Character Voice
Make sure your first person character can move your story along. This course is for writers with an idea for a character already in place or writers that are ready to invent a character. Throughout the six weeks, you will "meet" and define your character, get inside the physicality of your character, and develop your character's voice. This course includes discussion, in-class writing activities, group sharing, and mini "homework" assignments.
Instructor: Dahlia Fisher (she/her) is a writer, blogger, artist, feminist, and proud mom of three. She is also a seven-time produced playwright and spent over a decade workshopping new plays as a founding member of groundbreaking theater companies like Pussycat Company which launched LGBTQ+ writers in the early 1990s, and Living Room Theater Co. that produced original works in alternative venues from the early 2000s. In her current role with the Maltz Museum, Dahlia developed two children's books, "Ari & Abigail's Passport to Israel" and "Sarah & Samuel's American Story." She writes articles for Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine and recently published an essay with the Lost and Found Project about grieving the loss of a parent. An active member of Literary Cleveland, Dahlia looks forward to teaching craft of writing classes through a theatrical lens. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater, with a minor in writing, and a Master of Arts in contemporary communications.

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Details: The First Person Narrator: Developing a Distinctive and Authentic Character Voice takes place Wednesdays Wednesdays April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 10 from 7-9pm in person at Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Prerequisites: None

Genre: Fiction

Level: Emerging

Format: Generative workshop with writing in class and outside of class and group sharing.

Location: This class takes place in person at Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with another generative fiction writing workshop or a feedback course.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 1.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email info@litcleveland.org.
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