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Seminar: A Chorus of Voices: The Multi-Perspective Novel, with Claire Jiménez

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:30 AM Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 10:30 AM Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 10:30 AM
Zoom | open to the public | $75 for the three sessions | registration required

In this three-session seminar, we will read three multi-perspective novels, exploring how each author builds their story using the voices and/or perspectives of multiple characters. We will read Hernan Diaz's Pulitzer-winning novel Trust, Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, and Xavier Navarro Aquino's Velorio. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice crafting their own multi-perspective stories.

Claire Jiménez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins Press, 2019) and What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez (Grand Central, 2023). She received her M.F.A. from Vanderbilt University and her PhD in English with specializations in Ethnic Studies and Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 2019, she co-founded the Puerto Rican Literature Project, a digital archive documenting the lives and work of hundreds of Puerto Rican writers from over the last century. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina.

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