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“Point of View” with Liz Prato

December 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Master Point of View: You, Me & Everyone We Know

Writers often put more thought into the title of their story than choosing their point of view. But Liz Prato, author of Baby’s on Fire, knows that POV controls the intimacy, breadth and depth of our stories.

On December 6th, Liz Prato will join Willamette Writers at the Historic Old Church in Portland to show us how to master point of view. In this illuminating presentation, she’ll lead us through contemporary examples of how POV works in fiction and nonfiction, from the modern classics of Harper Lee and J.D. Salinger to contemporary works from Jo Ann Beard and Nick Hornby. This talk will open up new worlds that will transform your writing and revising process.

About Liz Prato

liz-prato-ww-pdx-fb-postWe have no doubt you’ll walk away with a new point of view about point of view because Liz is a fantastic teacher and author. Her short story collection, Baby’s on Fire (Press 53), was published in 2015. Her stories and essays have appeared in over two-dozen literary journals and magazines, including Hayden’s Ferry Review, Carve, Iron Horse Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, and ZYZZYVA. She is the Editor at Large for Forest Avenue Press, where she edited the fiction anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River (2014). She has also guest-edited for VoiceCatcher and Prime Number Magazine. Liz has been teaching writing since 2008, and her workshops are interactive and transformative. You can find out more about her at LizPrato.com.

Before you join us, take a moment to consider the POV of your own current projects. Then, Prato will help you rethink the power and possibility of POV.


Liz will join Willamette Writers PDX at the Historic Old Church in Portland, Oregon on December 6th. Willamette Writers member attend for free, guests pay 5 dollars. Doors open at 6:30PM. The meeting begins at 7:00PM and ends at 8:15PM. Come early for the networking, and stay late to buy a book and get it signed by Liz. We look forward to seeing you!

Willamette Writers Portland meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:15 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the Historic Old Church in downtown Portland. No meetings in August.

Interested? Join us! All writers welcome.

Click here to learn more about Willamette Writers Portland.


December 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 222-2031


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