R170. Sound and Fury: Understanding Voice in Fiction

Grand Salon C, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


When it comes to fiction, what is voice? Is it simply characters talking to one another? Or is it related to tone or diction? And how do you teach it? This panel of experienced teachers and writers will consider where voice comes from, as well as how to use voice to play with narration, point of view, and style in your work.


Irina Reyn is the author of the novels The Imperial Wife and What Happened to Anna K, as well as the anthology, Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

John Fried’s fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, Minnesota Review, and North American Review. He teaches creative writing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Emily Mitchell's first novel The Last Summer of the World was a finalist for the 2008 Young Lions Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Harper's, Ploughshares, New England Review, and other magazines. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Viral.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside