The Voices of Fiction with Alison McMahan (Online)
“Voice” in fiction: at its simplest, “Voice” refers to the utterances that come out of someone’s mouth. In fiction we talk about the Character’s voice, the Narrator’s voice, and the Author’s voice. In this class we will look at all three separately, and then at how they are related, in other words, at how the various voices in one text combine to elicit a reaction from the reader.
Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and author. Her most recent film is Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs (2010), about landmine survivors in Cambodia, narrated by Sam Waterston. Her non-fiction book, Alice Guy Blaché, Lost Visionary of the Cinema (Bloomsbury 2002), was translated into Spanish and Japanese and film rights sold for a documentary, Be Natural (2018). Her historical mystery novel, The Saffron Crocus (Black Opal Books, 2014), won the Rosemary Award and the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award. Her short mysteries have been anthologized by Level Best Books, Wildside Press, Down-and-Out Books, and in the Scream and Scream Again middle-grade horror anthology edited by R.L. Stine for HarperCollins. She is a two-time Derringer finalist and was chosen as one of the "Other Distinguished Mystery Stories" authors in Best American Mystery Stories of 2018. Find more information about Alison and her books: https://alisonmcmahan.com/
This workshop is on Zoom and registration is required. Please click here to register.
The video is available for on-demand viewing August 7 – December 24.
Sponsored by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.
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- Saturday, August 6, 2022
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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