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Write with Infante: The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Person

June 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

“Is my story meant to be told in this point of view?”

 In this class we will read stories in 1st , 2nd and 3rd person.

 After discussion and analysis of these perspectives participants will write the same story in three different perspectives.

 The class will end with a talk on the function of each perspective, their possibilities and limitations.

 Final Work Product: Three incomplete drafts each in different point of views.

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John Paul “JP” Infante is a Dominican-American teacher and writer in New York City. He teaches high school and writing workshops throughout the city. He’s taught creative writing at Lehman College of CUNY and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School for General Studies.  His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can be found in Kweli Journal, The Poetry Project, Uptown Collective, Dominican Writers, Hip-Not Magazine and Manhattan Times.  His short story “Without a Big One” is a nominee for the O Henry Award and The Best American Short Stories 2019.

His writing has received the following accolades:  The Bernard L. Einbond Memorial Prize and The Aaron Hochberg Family Award for fiction; Winner of DTM magazine’s “Latino Identity in the U.S.” essay contest; NY State Summer Writers Institute scholarship recipient; and 2013 Northern Manhattan Artists Alliance grantee for writing.

John Paul has played the role of pharmacy delivery person, data entry specialist, tutor, and after-school program director. He’s worked at a lotions and perfume factory, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and spent time selling door to door Kirby home cleaning systems (AKA overpriced vacuum cleaners). He lives in New York City, believes in horoscopes and spends too much time on Instagram.

Follow him @infanteJP.

FYI: He’s a Libra.

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