Can’t remember? No problem! Learn how to embrace faulty memory and find new insights for your creative nonfiction.
Often we think we must accurately remember every detail in order to write effectively about our past experiences. But it’s often even more interesting to investigate the “fault lines”: those places where memory slips. In this talk, we’ll discuss the vagaries of memory, the role of fact checking, and how to embrace imaginative writing in concert with factual investigation.
Join the author of Tell It Slant, and study several examples from writers who ask the “why” of memories rather than the “what.” We’ll practice several simple techniques that help us transition from fact to imagination and back again.
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BRENDA MILLER‘s most recent book is A Braided Heart: Essays on Writing and Form. She is the author of five more essay collections, including An Earlier Life, which received the Washington State Book Award for Memoir, and she is the recipient of six Pushcart Prizes. Her book of collaborative essays with Julie Marie Wade, Telephone: Essays in Two Voices, received the Cleveland Poetry Center Award for Creative Nonfiction. She co-authored, with Suzanne Paola, the textbook Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, now in its third edition from McGraw-Hill. She is a professor in the MFA program at Western Washington University.
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