Every story has a storyteller who is positioned in place, perspective, and time. This point of view filters the reader’s experience; it is a very specific window onto the protagonist’s thoughts and actions. As writers, considering your storyteller’s lens is much like a film director storyboarding their use of the camera lens.
In this workshop, we will review scenes in literature and film to identify how POV effects storytelling. Through exercises and prompts we will experiment with framing and perspective, and discuss the implications of first/second/third person, limited/omniscient, and reliable/unreliable POV. We will gain a keener awareness of the storyteller’s lens that is the “eye on the scene” in our own writing.
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 30