Feb 6, 7-8:15pm Eastern
$15 premium members/$30 non-premium
Join us to talk about narrative distance with Lisa Rowe Fraustino! Narrative distance refers to how far the narrator takes the reader inside a character’s thoughts and perceptions. Understanding narrative distance helps with controlling point of view and mastering the craft of showing characters versus telling about them. In this workshop, we will look at examples across a range of narrative distance, from remote to close-up, and practice placing our own sentences on the spectrum to achieve a desired effect on the reader.
Zoom links can be accessed in your registration confirmation in your MEMBER HOME, MY EVENTS. A link will also be emailed the night before the event.
This event will be recorded. A replay will be available for 30 days.
Lisa Rowe Fraustino is an author, scholar, and award-winning professor of literature for children and young adults. Her ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Ash: A Novel, served as her PhD dissertation at Binghamton University; her middle-grade novel The Hole in the Wall won the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature; and she authored the popular Dear America title about the Salem witch trials, I Walk in Dread. Her picture book published by Arthur Levine/Scholastic and illustrated by Benny Andrews, The Hickory Chair, was an ALA Notable book. She edits the journal Children's Literature and has also edited three YA fiction anthologies and two collections of scholarly essays, including The Velveteen Rabbit at 100. Fraustino lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona with her husband and their dogter, Cholla.