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Christopher Castellani

The Art of Perspective: Who's Telling Your Story?

Christopher Castellani, photo by Michael Joseph
Christopher Castellani, photo by Michael Joseph
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There’s no more important decision a writer makes than who tells the story. In this workshop we’ll examine one another’s manuscripts primarily through the lens of point of view and by using the concept of narrative strategy, but we’ll also take each story as a whole and discuss how all the craft elements are working together. This workshop is open to short story writers and novelists with stand-alone excerpts.


This workshop is now full. Apply to be an alternate. We have allocated our financial aid for this class.

  • This is a mixed levels workshop.
  • Please submit a cover letter that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.
  • The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a deposit of $200 is required to register, with the balance due by September 30.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Financial Assistance is available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend—click here for guidelines and application.


Christopher Castellani‘s fourth novel, Leading Men, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, was published by Viking in 2019. The novel explores the complex relationship between Frank Merlo and Tennessee Williams. Castellani is also the author of the novels All This Talk of Love, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena. His collection of essays on point of view in fiction, The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, was published by Graywolf Press in 2016. He is currently on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He lives in Boston, where he is artistic director of GrubStreet.