R232. 25 Years of Creative Nonfiction: An Anniversary Reading

D137-138, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Since 1994, Creative Nonfiction magazine has inspired and supported writers of true stories and has been a tireless advocate for the genre. The magazine showcases a diverse range of writers and writing, and almost every issue features at least one writer’s first publication. Help celebrate a quarter-century of Creative Nonfiction with brief readings by four contributors and contest winners and founding editor Lee Gutkind's reflections on a quarter century of publishing.



Lee Gutkind, founding editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine, is the author or editor of many books, including Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation and Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University.

Dinty W.Moore is author of The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir, the memoir Between Panic & Desire, and numerous other books of nonfiction. 

Brenda Miller is the author of five essay collections, and co-author of Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction and The Pen and The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. Her work has received six Pushcart Prizes. She teaches English at Western Washington University.

Brian Broome is the 2018 K. Leroy Irvis MFA Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. His work can be found in The Guardian, Hippocampus and Creative Nonfiction. His work deals primarily with navigating the world as an African American, gay man. More at brianbroome.com

Suzanne Roberts is the author of the memoir Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (winner of the National Outdoor Book Award), as well as four collections of poetry. She teaches for the MFA program in creative writing at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe.


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