This six-week class will explore the unusual ways that persona narrators tell stories using fragments, PowerPoint presentations, interactive media, footnotes, indices, Q&A, and parallel stories.

How do authors, like Jennifer Egan, Etgar Keret, Lucy Corin, Sarah Gailey, and Mark Danielewski, create strong persona narrators that build story in a variety of unusual formats? In this six-week class, you will sample diverse exercises that challenge your ideas about how persona narrators tell stories. In the weekly, two-and- half-hour, unrecorded video discussions, we will discuss the week’s exercise, explore the model’s basic techniques and unconventional methods of storytelling, share work, and offer critiques. This class is open to new, current, and returning Writers Studio students.


Writers Studio Teacher

Renee Bibby

​​Renee Bibby (she/her) is a teacher and writer based in Tucson, Arizona. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Luna Station Quarterly, Third Point Press, The Worcester Review, and Wildness. Her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Learn more at