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Prose that Sings: Voices for Every Writer

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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What does having a strong writing voice mean, and how can writers develop their own?

One of the best compliments a writer can receive is, “you have a wonderful voice.” Yet the concept of voice remains elusive, often glossed over or neglected entirely in writing craft books. Is voice merely how you “sound” on the page, or something inherent in your personality, or something deeper, in the seat of the soul? And if voice is intrinsic to who we are, how can we refine it without changing ourselves entirely?

This webinar is designed for writers like my talented former student who is perennially worried about her writing voice. “I read so much,” she said, “and every time I discover a new writer I love, I start sounding exactly like them. So, who am I as a writer? What do I sound like?” 

Who are you as a writer? Discover how the contradictory nature of using many different writing styles and voices works to achieve a singular one that readers will recognize as yours.

This webinar includes both teaching and writing time, with a short, directed exercise to immediately use your new craft skills.

In this webinar, you will:
  • DEFINE the concept of writer’s voice 
  • UNDERSTAND the possibilities in cross-pollinating different types of voice
  • DISCOVER five fundamental writing voices currently published across the literary landscape, with writing prompts from five examples
  • LEARN how analyzing and understanding voice can build literary community and aid in overcoming writer’s block
  • RECEIVE specific prompts and reading recommendations to experiment with voice in your future writing endeavors
This webinar is for…
  • Writers of creative nonfiction and memoir stuck in a rut with a project
  • Writers unsure how to define voice and unclear where their voice fits in the scope of their genre
  • Writers hoping to break out of their typical writing practice and learn new methods of experimenting with their prose
  • Writers from beginning to advanced levels

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


BROOKE CHAMPAGNE  is the author of Nola Face: A Latina’s Life in the Big Easy.  She was awarded the inaugural William Bradley Prize for the Essay, and her work has been selected as Notable in several editions of the Best American Essays anthology series. She received the 2023-2024 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship in Prose.  She lives in Tuscaloosa, where she is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA Program at the University of Alabama.


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Brooke Champagne
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