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Creative Writing Workshop: Playing with Point of View (POV) (URI’s OLLI Program, Kingston, RI)

The second workshop I am teaching this summer for the University of Rhode Island’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be held on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Here’s the description from the OLLI catalog:


Playing with Point of View (POV)

Before setting down the first word, a writer must decide which point of view (POV) to use to tell the story: first person (I thought), second person (you thought), third person limited (he thought), and third person omniscient (the narrator knows all). We will read examples of all four types of POV, discuss their relative advantages and challenges, and then try our hands at writing snippets of stories in each POV, to get a real feel for them.


Each of these workshops is fun, factual, and interactive. By the time you leave, you’ll have gained a new understanding of the highlighted creative writing topic and will have garnered some experience in how to apply that knowledge to your writing projects. To enroll, you may register online at or by calling the school at (401) 874-4197. Please consider joining us!

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