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Finding the Writer's Voice with Constance Hale

December 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Manoa Campus, Krauss 12 Add to Calendar

What do we mean when we refer to a writer's voice, and how can each of us develop a distinctive one--whether for emails, memos, or memoirs? Does an author have one voice or many? Constance Hale, the author of bestselling books on literary style including Sin and Syntax and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, answers these questions and others in a presentation that mixes readings, lecture, and discussion.

Constance Hale is a San Francisco–based journalist who has written three books on language and literary style: Wired Style, Sin and Syntax, and Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch. Constance has worked on the staffs of the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, Wired, and Health magazines, and her freelance journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and books. Her eight-part series on writing a sentence is at The New York Times' Opinionator. She covers writing and the writing life at

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