Finding A Character’s Voice: Crystal Hana Kim

Finding A Character's Voice: Crystal Hana Kim


Finding a Character's Voice

This class will focus on the ways voice, character, and identity are inextricably linked. Participants will engage in exercises to create deeply human characters with distinctive, complex voices and perspectives. Class discussions will consider the political context of the writing craft and how the writer's identity informs the creation of characters.

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was a Booklist Editor’s Choice title and was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Literary Hub, Nylon, The NY Post, and others. It was also longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. Kim was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 7-9pm NY Writers Coalition, 4th Floor | 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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