Writers in the Woods kicks off season with Tobias Wolff

By Bryce Bullins

The 2013 – 2014 Writers in the Woods literary series kicked off this September with a reading and craft talk by Tobias Wolff. Wolff’s book Old School was the Common Read for the 2013 – 2014 year at Sierra Nevada College.

Tobias WolffWolff’s craft talk was particularly interesting because temporality and its effects within short stories guided some of the conversation. Of note, Wolff selected two Anton Chekov stories to help elucidate his points on narrative structure and how the voice of the narrator, be it third or first person, is crucial to telling a great story.