“Yes, I hoped and dreamed, of course (don’t we all?), but in the same way that you hope and dream you’ll win the lottery, not in the way that you think it will actually happen. It’s been an amazing ride …”
by Evelyn Somers
Lisa Knopp has been practicing and studying the craft of nonfiction writing since before she knew what an essay was. Knopp’s journey as a writer and teacher has paralleled the emergence of creative nonfiction as an abundant and prospering “fourth genre.”
by Terry Hong
“I think of an image, an event, a line, and I just go from there. I never have outlines. I never know where it’s going to go. The story reveals itself to me little by little.”
By Joe Schuster
“I have come to see that satire and cynicism are defenses against harder-to-cope-with emotions.”
In Lost Without the River, Barbara tells of her life on a small farm in South Dakota as her parents struggle to recover after the concurrent years of drought and the Great Depression.
by Mollie Weisenfeld
The authors featured here have a decidedly international spin.
by Shoba Viswanathan
” Much of the time it has to do with getting out of my own way. Somehow you have to be fiendishly devoted to your work yet untroubled by how it will be received, or whether it will be received at all.”
by Maddie King
“Instead of thinking of translation as a smooth transition or a harmonious process, I am interested in how translation brings up dissent, discordance, deviation, contention.”