Upcoming Events

NonfictioNOW 2018

November 1-3, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, readers and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. NonfictioNOW is unique in being neither a conventional academic conference nor a writers’ festival, but rather a conversation among peers, from well-established writers and artists to those just starting out.

Past Events

AWP 2018

Event Title: The "So What?" Factor: Making Meaning in Personal Essays and Memoir

Scheduled Day: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Scheduled Time: 09:00:AM–10:15:AM
Scheduled Room: Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Participants: Michele Morano, Miles Harvey, Philip Graham, Kate McCahill, Tim Hillegonds

Often in creative nonfiction, writing telling, well-crafted stories from our lives isn’t enough. Readers crave perspective, insight, interpretation, and sometimes researched information. This panel will discuss ways of crafting essays and memoir that move beyond “What happened?” to answer, at least implicitly, “So what?”

Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies has adapted this talk into their Fall 2018 Spotlight. You can read pieces from each of the panelists by clicking the link below.

Fall 2018 Spotlight:
The "So What" Factor in Nonfiction