F224. "The Dividing Line": Blending Research In Personal Narratives

Room 13, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


This panel will gather together creative nonfiction writers who mix various types of research into their personal narratives. Inherent in their creative process is a burgeoning integration of both the shared and the personal. The panel’s discussion will focus on the way each writer approaches this “dividing line,” the space between the material that comes forward through extensive research and the material pulled from the writer’s unaided memory.


Jon Pineda is the author of the forthcoming novel Let's No One Get Hurt. His recent poetry collection Little Anodynes received the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award, and his memoir Sleep in Me was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

Joni Tevis is the author of two books of essays, most recently The World Is on Fire. Her essays have appeared in Orion, Oxford American, Poets & Writers, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. She teaches at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Colin Rafferty is the author of Hallow This Ground, a collection of essays on memorials, published by Break Away Books/Indiana University Press. He teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Allison Coffelt


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside