From rags-to-riches-to-rags memoirs to personal health sagas to literary journalism, everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction nowadays. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Susan Orlean calls it "the essential, definitive guide to creative nonfiction. Any writer or reader will find it indispensable and, frankly, inspiring." After his book presentation, Gutkind's students read brief selections from their own "true stories well-told" while he discusses their creative processes and answers questions from the audience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the popular journal, Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary journal to exclusively publish nonfiction, now celebrating its 15th year of publication. He has pioneered the teaching of creative nonfiction, chairing the writing program and founding the first-in-the-world MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh, directed the Mid-Atlantic Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference at Goucher College for eleven years, and conducted workshops and presented readings throughout the world. Gutkind has written and edited over 25 books, He has been featured on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, the BBC World, and Wired.com. Gutkind was appointed the inaugural Virginia G. Piper Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University in 2007. He is Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communicaton at ASU and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence with ASU's Consortium for the Study of Policy Outcomes.
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