WordFire Writer's Conference
Butte Community College
April 6th, 2013
Tell the Truth: Risk-Taking and Art-Making in Creative Nonfiction
The author V.S. Pritchett said, “It’s all in the art. You get no credit for the living.” In this workshop, we will look at the ways nonfiction writers employ the personal/confessional story as a literary device, providing structure, organization and narrative variation. We will also discuss some of the complexities inherent in writing prose that relies on memory and the assumption of fact. Finally, we will put some of these theories to the test, working and reworking our own stories through a selection of writing prompts.