Creative Writing

Finding Your Voice

By Sonora Jha. Posted on July 27, 2021 in Creativity

One of the hardest and yet most rewarding parts of being a writer is discovering and developing your voice. In this short clip, Sonora Jha talks with Booklust host, Nancy Pearl, about the process she used to help her find her voice as a writer.

SONORA JHA, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.
Her latest book is How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family (Sasquatch Books USA and Penguin Random House India, 2021).

Join Sonora this year in person for her writing retreat on Cortes Island this August and September!

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