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Saturday, May 6 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
6E: Tell It Slant : Cross-Genre Innovations FULL
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"Arrange the pieces how you may..." That is a quote from Virginia Woolf that released me so many years ago from the idea that a cohesive narrative could only be achieved by linear means.  Turns out, a cohesive narrative can happen any number of ways.  It can be an accumulation of fragments, it can be kaleidoscopic, it can by lyric, circular, vertical, visual, collaged. Formal innovations in nonfiction prose writing open up cross-disciplinary and multivocal opportunities for storytelling. 

No Required Reading, though handouts will be provided, and the authors we'll peek at may include Anne Carson, Carole Maso, Joy Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, Claudia Rankine, Maggie Nelson, Rebecca Solnit, and Jeanette Winterson.

Speakers
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Lidia Yuknavitch

Author, THE BOOK OF JOAN
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novels The Book of Joan (Harper) and the bestselling The Small Backs of Children (Harper), winner of both the Oregon Book Award for the novel and the Reader's Choice Award, as well as the memoir The Chronology of Water. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in BOMB, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Iowa Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Buzzfeed, Zyzzyva, and in the anthologies Forms At War, Life As We Show It, and Representing Bisexualities. Her TED Talk on Misfittery has nearly 2 million views. She is the founder of the Corporeal Writing Workshop series; she is a very good swimmer.She has also had writing appear in publications including Guernica Magazine, Ms., The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Another Chicago Magazine, The Sun, Exquisite Corpse, TANK, and in the anthologies Life As We Show It (City Lights), Wreckage of Reason (Spuytin Duyvil), Forms at War (FC2), Feminaissance (Les Figues Press), and Representing Bisexualities (SUNY), as well as online at The Rumpus. She founded the workshop... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Winthrop Room