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Friday, April 6 • 10:15am - 11:30am
1I: Voice in Nonfiction: What is Your Voice and How Can You Reclaim it? FULL
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What do publishers and agents refer to when they say they’re looking for a strong, original, nonfiction voice? Have you found yourself wondering just what your voice is? Do the stories you tell out loud not sound the same when you write them down? Perhaps you’ve been told-- directly or subliminally-- that your voice isn't good enough or that your stories aren't worthy. Or you’ve been taught to write in ways that stunt your writing and expression. Or you’ve been taught to write in a way that negates your cultural influences and verbal tics and everything that makes you you.

I get it. It was done to me too, and it has become one of my missions as a writer and educator to help writers write in our own distinctive voices, because that’s where our power is. In this session-- part craft talk and part generative writing-- we'll lead you through various exercises with the aim of uncovering/re-discovering your voice.

You'll learn how to write in a style that is fluid, honest, and unique to you and your experiences. We will read. We will discuss. We will write. Join us!

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Vanessa Martír

Writer, Editor, Educator
Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, editor and educator. She is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey at vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has been published or is forthcoming... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor