R180. Creative Nonfiction’s 20th Anniversary Reading

Room 618/619/620, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


A reading in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Creative Nonfiction magazine. Creative Nonfiction was the first literary magazine to publish nonfiction exclusively, and for two decades the magazine has featured prominent authors such as Gay Talese, Phillip Lopate, and Adrienne Rich while helping to launch the careers of some of the genre's most exciting emerging writers. Help us celebrate and honor Creative Nonfiction’s dedication to this still-expanding genre.



Rebecca Skloot wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which has been translated into thirty languages and is being made into a film by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. She's working on a book about animals and ethics.

John Edgar Wideman is the recipient of the American Book Award for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, Esquire, Emerge, and The New York Times magazine.

Floyd Skloot is a three time Pushcart Prize winner and the recipient of a PEN USA Literary Award. His eighteen books include the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory, The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life, and the forthcoming Revertigo: an Off-Kilter Memoir.

Brian Doyle is editor of Portland magazine at the University of Portland, Oregon, "the finest spiritual magazine in America," says Annie Dillard. The author of thirteen books of fiction, essays, and poems, he contributes to the bestselling Daily Guideposts and has won the Catholic Book Award.

Elena Passarello is the author of Let Me Clear My Throat, a collection of essays on the human voice in pop culture. She is an assistant professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University and a faculty mentor in Murray State University's low-residency MFA program.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

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