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Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Memoir and the Body with Rosemarie Dombrowski, Stephen Kuusisto, Andrea Avery

Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Heritage, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Memoir

About the Session

How do we conceptualize the body in narrative? How does society enable or disable certain modes of being? What kinds of physical assumptions do we bring to a text? Join authors Andrea Avery, Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Stephen Kuusisto as they explore the role of ability in text: where personal narratives intersect with social constructions of health and illness, how these stories can be given power through the vehicle of memoir, and how the body can serve as a site of lyrical resistance.

Meet the Presenter(s)