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Writing creative nonfiction : instruction and insights from the teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

Author: Carolyn Forché; Philip Gerard; Associated Writing Programs.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Story Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than thirty essays examining every key element of the craft, from researching ideas and structuring the story, to reportage and personal reflection."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Forché; Philip Gerard; Associated Writing Programs.
ISBN: 1884910505 9781884910500
OCLC Number: 760002063
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 376 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Creative nonfiction : an adventure in lyric, fact, and story / Carolyn Forche and Philip Gerard --
The art, the craft, the business (Why I write / Terry Tempest Williams --
But tell it slant : from poetry to prose and back again / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
A braided heart : shaping the lyric essay / Brenda Miller --
Saying good-bye to 'Once upon a time, ' or implementing postmodernism in creative nonfiction / Laura Wexler --
Finding a story, or using the whole pig / Alan Cheuse --
Writing personal essays : on the necessity of turning oneself into a character / Phillip Lopate Researching your own life / Michael Pearson --
Taking yourself out of the story : narrative stance and the upright pronoun / Philip Gerard --
The loneliness of the long-distance runner / Robin Hemley --
As time goes by : creating biography / Philip Furia --
Twelve years and counting : writing [Cography / Honor Moore --
Not the killing but why / Beverly Lowry --
Every hell is different : notes on war writing / Christopher Merrill --
The "new" literature / Carolyn Forche --
Surviving overseas / Bob Reiss --
The comfortable chair : using humor in creative nonfiction / Dinty W. Moore Getting published / Stanley L. Colbert --
Avoiding self-censorhsip : a guide to the detection of legal land mines / Nicholas S. Hentoff and Harvey A. Silverglate) --
Aftershocks-responses to the genre (Learning to breathe after the memoir / E. Ethelbert Miller --
Excerpts from "Fathering words : the making of an African American writer" / E. Ethelbert Miller --
One nation, under the weather / Lauren Slater --
Becoming the godfather of creative nonfiction / Lee Gutkind) --
Creative nonfiction reader (The woman who slept with one eye open / Judith Oritz Cofer --
Basha Leah / Brenda Miller Excerpt from "Tacos and manna" / Alan Cheuse --
Portrait of my body / Phillip Lopate / What they don't tell you about hurricanes / Philip Gerard --
Excerpt from "Irving Berlin : a life in song" / Philip Furia --
It was a time of hope, that was the thing (1927-1930) / Honor Moore --
The shadow knows / Beverly Lowry --
All things censored : the poem NPR doesn't want you to hear / Martin Espada --
Prisoner AM-8335 : a postscript / Martin Espada --
Sarajevo I / Christopher Merrill --
Emergence / Carolyn Forche --
"Ah, wilderness!" humans, hawks, and environmental correctness on the muddy Rio Grande / Dinty W. Moore Maps / Julie Checkoway --
Murder / Barry Lopez --
Going back to Bisbee / Richard Shelton --
Flying in the middle of art / Annie Dillard).
Responsibility: [edited by] Carolyn Forché and Philip Gerard.

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"More than thirty essays examining every key element of the craft, from researching ideas and structuring the story, to reportage and personal reflection."--Cover.

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