Conference Schedule 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
The Art of Contemporary Nonfiction Panel with Fernanda Santos, Yvette Johnson, Mike Conklin, Walonda Williams
Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Journalism
About the Session
In a world where the boundaries between fact and fiction are constantly blurred, where does creative nonfiction fit in at this moment in history? How do writers bring the story of the individual to life? What are the intricacies of writing characters who are real people? How does writing the factual impact the creative process? Spanning journalism, memoir, research, and essays, Fernanda Santos, Yvette Johnson, and Mike Conklin will discuss the unique challenges, complexities, and ultimate rewards of writing the real.