“I Can’t Hear You”: Developing Voice in Fiction | David B. Seaburn
October 8 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$40
What contributes to a writer’s voice? How is it different from a character’s voice? How does one create characters’ voices that are as real as one’s own? Photographer and writer Wright Morris said, “Voice is the presence of what is most personal to the writer. Through voice, the writer is invisibly omnipresent.” This workshop will have a dual focus: 1) examining one’s own writing voice and how it influences one’s work; 2) creating distinct character voices. There will be ample time for both discussion and writing.
David B. Seaburn’s first novel, Darkness is as Light, was published in 2005. He followed with Pumpkin Hill (2007); Charlie No Face (2011), a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award in General Fiction; Chimney Bluffs (2012); More More Time (2015); and Parrot Talk (2017), which placed second in the TAZ Awards for Fiction (2017) and was shortlisted for the Somerset Award (2018). Gavin Goode (2019) was an American Book Fest Finalist for “Best Book” in General Fiction (2019) and Semi-Finalist in Literary, Contemporary and Satire Fiction for the Somerset Award (2019). His latest novel, Broken Pieces of God (2021), was a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award in General Fiction. His next novel, Give Me Shelter, will be released in December 2022. Seaburn is a retired marriage and family therapist, psychologist and Presbyterian minister who lives in Spencerport, NY, with his wife, Bonnie. They have two daughters who are married and four wonderful grandchildren.
This is an in-person event held at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave Rochester, NY
Masks are required for on-site attendance.