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Point of View and Voice: Writing Seminar - Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 10:30am</span>

Point of View and Voice: Writing Seminar

06/30/2020 - 10:30am

Central Library

Point of View is a writer's surest way of engaging the reader deeply, of conveying a story's action with as much punch as possible. We'll discuss how to inhabit your character and write scene and setting in a way that keeps POV in control. We'll also review a first-person narrative and look at how voice drives a story independently of plot. Watch Susanna Daniel discuss Point of View and Voice.


Get writing with Susanna's list of recommended exercises.


Check out Susanna's example of how to establish a singular voice and work you way through her writing and editing prompt


Presented in partnership with the Madison Writer's Studio, this series of writing seminars is meant to give writers of all interest and ability levels exercises and prompts to spark creativity and generate ideas.

Susanna Daniel

About Presenter Susanna Daniel


Author Susanna Daniel’s debut novel, Stiltsville, was awarded the PEN/Bingham prize for best debut work published in 2010, and her second novel, Sea Creatures, was named an Amazon Editors’ Top Pick of the Best Books of August, 2013.  Susanna was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she spent much of her childhood at her family’s stilt house in Biscayne Bay.  Susanna is a co-founder, with author Michelle Wildgen, of the Madison Writers’ Studio. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her writing has been published in NewsweekSlateOne StoryEpoch, and elsewhere.  Susanna lives with her husband and two young sons in Madison, Wisconsin, where during the long winter she dreams of the sun and the sea, and of jumping off the stilt house porch at high tide.


Sea Creatures

Michelle Wildgen

About Presenter Michelle Wildgen


Michelle Wildgen is the author of the novels Bread and ButterYou’re Not You, and But Not For Long.  The film adaptation of You’re Not You, a New York Times’ Editor’s Choice and one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2006, stars Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum and was produced by DiNovi Pictures and 2S Films. Wildgen’s work includes fiction, essays, reviews, and food writing. She is a freelance writer, editor, and teacher, and an executive editor at the literary magazine Tin House. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.



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