Writing in the voice of a persona offers a special creative opportunity to adopt the personality, history, diction and obsessions of someone (or something!) other than yourself. Whether you call this writing persona poems or dramatic monologues, this form offers ways to stretch your skills as a fiction writer, as a poet, a dramatist, or a writer of memoir. Open to experienced as well as novice writers, we will explore, write and share our work finding new ways to express ourselves creatively in an encouraging and welcoming environment.
This class is presented in partnership with Siegal Lifelong Learning: https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/
Marion Starling Boyer is a poet and essayist with three published poetry collections: The Clock of the Long Now (Mayapple Press) and two chapbooks, Green (Finishing Line Press) and Composing the Rain (Grayson Books). Her fourth book, The Sea Was Never Far, was released May 2019 by Main Street Rag.