Look Who's Talking: Choosing the Perfect Point of View


Look Who's Talking: Choosing the Perfect Point of View


One of the most crucial and challenging elements of creative writing is selecting the point of view through which your story, essay, or poem will be told. In this workshop, we will take a rigorous look at the traditional modes of perspective in an effort to discover which is the best for a given piece of writing. We will also play with the establishment of POV by performing generative exercises designed to challenge what is thought possible. Our conversation may include specific questions about works in progress, clarification of exactly what point of view is and why it is so important, as well as examples of effective points of view from contemporary writers. Bring your most searing questions; nothing is too simple or too complicated, and we will tackle as much as possible. As every piece of writing must have a voice, this workshop is open to all genres.

  • Instructor: Loie Rawding

  • Length of workshop: 3 hours

  • Date: Saturday, November 2

  • Time: 10 am - 1 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

  • Cost: $58/Non-Member; $52.20/Member **Don’t forget to use your membership code at checkout!

 What Our Students Say:

“Loie is fantastic. Honest, smart, invested in her students and the craft.”

“Loie's class was well organized and delightful. She detailed the publishing process and included her own insights as well.”

“Loie for president!”

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About the Instructor:

Loie Rawding is a writer and mixed media artist raised on the coast of Maine. She received her MFA from the University of Colorado where she also taught creative writing and was an editor of Timber Journal. Loie works as a freelance writer and editor for independent businesses, and is a creative mentor to a wide spectrum of artists. Her work has appeared in SAND: Berlin’s English Literary JournalThe WandererMap Literary (2016 Pushcart Prize nomination), AnamesaDREGINALD, and Lemon Hound, among others. Loie is a recently settled transplant to Nashville from Boulder, Colorado, by way of Brooklyn.