Point of View Primer: Getting Perspective | Newberry

Point of View Primer: Getting Perspective

Led by Linda Miller. 1 session, 10 am - 2 pm.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Saturday, June 2

10 am - 2 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $105
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $115.5

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

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Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Who is telling your story? Through whose eyes and minds do readers experience it? These questions relate to point of view and influence the writing process. Whether you write fiction or creative nonfiction, you have point of view options beyond “I.” In this class, we’ll discuss different narrative perspectives; consider examples of first-, second-, and third-person writing; look at shifts in point of view; and experiment with these approaches. One session.

Linda Downing Miller has led creative writing classes in Chicago since 2015 and holds an MFA from Queens University; her short stories have appeared in Water-Stone Review, The Florida Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fiction International, and Fifth Wednesday Journal.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.