The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Narrative and Truth: Telling Our Story with Alejandro Nodarse

Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Thoren, University Club (view map)
Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Lecture, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Autobiography, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Personal Essays

About the Session

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. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of 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.