“Get the narrator and you’ve got the piece.” —Vivian Gornick
The narrator’s voice is central to the success of any memoir. It releases the story from the raw material of life and illuminates shape, forward movement, tone and theme. How do we find the right voice to tell our story? In this workshop, we will explore the concept of narrator as persona, a construct that emphasizes certain parts of ourselves and omits others. We will also explore the assets and liabilities of writing in first person.