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Workshop: Experimenting with Tense and Perspective

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • via Zoom


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Experimenting with Tense and Perspective
**Please note all times are listed in EST**

What is the difference between writing in past or present tense? How do we choose between first or third person, and what are our options beyond these traditional perspectives? In this class, we will do a close reading of works that experiment with tense and perspective, and then apply what we've learned to decisions about our own work. Appropriate for all levels and genres.

Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D. is a South Asian novelist, essayist, and educator. Her middle grades book Dear Mrs. Naidu won the South Asia Book Award and was shortlisted for the Hindu Goodbooks prize. Her novel A People's History of Heaven was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, among other honors. Her work has appeared in Harper's Bazaar, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Washington Post, and Kweli Journal, and has been anthologized in books like Denver NoirThe Best Women's Travel Writing Vol 12, and Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists. She earned her doctorate in education at Columbia Teachers College, and has been teaching for over 20 years. 

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