The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Alejandro Nodarse

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Alejandro Nodarse

Alejandro Nodarse holds an MFA from the University of Miami. An alum and former staff member of the VONA Writers Conference, he was recently the Fiction Artist in Residence at The Deering Estate in Miami and a 2019 CINTAS Foundation Fellowship Finalist. His work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Burrow Press, and other publications. A former independent bookseller, he now teaches creative writing at the University of Nebraska and works as an apprentice arborist.

Find Conference Sessions with Alejandro Nodarse

Tell Our Truth: Writing from Personal Experience
Alejandro Nodarse

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club
Type: Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Lecture, Workshop
Genre: Autobiography, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Personal Essays

This session explores broad approaches to identifying and developing new writing projects based on our personal histories. Which moments are rife with raw material and exploding with potential? How does one excavate facts, details, and meaning from everyday experiences? A blend of lecture and generative exercises, this session will help writers identify which personal experiences might tell a good story while structuring the events for maximum clarity and emotional impact.