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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Writing Personal Essays for Newspapers with Jane Marcellus

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: 
Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Hybrid, Journalism
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About the Session

Aimed at nonfiction writers, this workshop deals with publication opportunities that have emerged in recent years on the border between journalism and literary nonfiction. Arguably hybrid, these columns differ both from news-focused op-ed pieces and the work found in literary journals and magazines, often calling for different skills in the submission and editing processes. Please note: while this session will take place in person, the fellow will be presenting through Zoom.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Jane Marcellus

Jane Marcellus' personal essays and short memoir have appeared in the Washington Post, Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Hippocampus, and other publications. She is the 2018 winner of the Betty Gabehart Prize in nonfiction given by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference and has attended workshops with Rebecca McClanahan and Kiese Laymon. Also a media historian, she is the author of Business Girls and Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes of Employed Women (Hampton Press, 2011) and a co-author of Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance, and Otherness (Peter Lang, 2014). She is a professor at Middle Tennessee State University.