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Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

September 27, 2022 @ EST 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Bring your rough (or polished!) draft in any genre to a free-flowing discussion inspired by Angelique Stevens’ master class on Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu. Writing prompts to consider as you create:

Writing prompts

Owusu structures the “Liminal” chapter using the Blue Chair as the inciting incident and notes the time away from it; one day after, one week after, three weeks after, etc. Think about one event that was a singular moment of change in your life, then write in the style of this chapter.

Several chapters focus on language: “Failures of Language,” “Fault Zone Voice,” etc. On page 163, Owusu writes, “I hadn’t told George that I had used a few other accents– voices– before settling into my current one. I hadn’t wanted to tell him my voice is a fault zone that is really multiple voices that grate against one another. I didn’t think he’d like that about me. It would, I believed, lead him to wonder if my voice– the voice that told him I loved him– was to be trusted.” Write about a time when you used “other voices.” Consider this idea of “voices” as metaphorical, emotional, metaphorical, etc.

Facilitated by Alison Meyers, this virtual class is streamed via Zoom.

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Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

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September 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rochester, United States


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