Date and Time Details: Begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 2 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Sunday, November 5, with lunch

  • $1,499.00 – Program Price

Master Class: Understanding “Close Third” Point of View 2017

With Patricia Lee Gauch and Shari Becker

November 2 - 5, 2017

Please note: this workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list!

Gain confidence in the “close third,” an intimate and emotionally powerful point of view.

From Jane Austen and Mark Twain to Kate Di Camillo and J. K. Rowling, a great variety of authors use “close” or “personal” third to move between a novel’s inner and outer story, achieving a real emotional intimacy through this close-to-the-bone perspective. In this workshop, writers will begin storytelling from a conversational first-person perspective and move to “close” or “personal” third, unlocking the potential of their story through intimate voice and true emotional power.

During this workshop, experienced writers will join editor and writer Patricia Lee Gauch as they explore the powerful perspective of “close third” in their narrations. Passion-driven moments, alluring language, and building a story in new, bold ways will all be parts of this workshop, which is limited to 10 participants.

About the Leaders

Patricia Gauch

Patricia Lee Gauch

Former vice president and editor at large of Philomel Books, Patti is now a fulltime writer and lecturer. She has authored more than 40 picture books and novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Thunder at Gettysburg; This Time, Tempe Wick?; and Christina Katerina and the Box. Her most recent title, The Knitting of […]

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Shari Becker

Shari Becker

Shari Becker is an award-winning author who has a not-so-secret love affair with YA romance. Her first novel, The Stellow Project, debuted in 2015 to rave reviews (School Library Journal called it “swoon-worthy”), and readers are anxiously awaiting her next installment in the series. Her previous books include a Junior Library Guild Selection as well as […]

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