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Sunday, September 8 • 11:30am - 12:40pm
Getting Started, When You Just . . . Can’t . . . Even

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We write nonfiction to change ourselves and the world; we write to witness, transform, and survive, to reinvent ourselves and challenge those who would silence us. Our panel explores the craft of our hardest stories: writing past blocks, prohibitions, and inhibitions; refining trauma through formal choices; facing audiences and our own vulnerability.

Moderators
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Alison Kinney

Assistant Professor, Eugene Lang College, The New School
I write creative nonfiction, essays, journalism, and culture commentary. I teach nonfiction and a course on working through and with your blocks; it reminds me to keep renewing my own process!

Speakers
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Shani Raine Gilchrist

Writer, essayist, and critic
Shani Gilchrist is a critic, essayist, and freelance journalist based in Columbia and Charleston, S.C. She writes about many things, including class, race, gender, parenting, and how perceptions of these affect relationships. Gilchrist has worked as a columnist for Charleston City... Read More →
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Vanessa Martír

Writer, Editor, Educator
Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, editor and educator. She is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey at vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has been published or is forthcoming... Read More →
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Jodi M. Savage

Writer
Jodi M. Savage is an attorney and writer. Her nonfiction explores Alzheimer’s disease, grief, faith, multi-generational trauma, and social justice. She is the recipient of the Aging Mind Fellowship at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Jodi’s essays have appeared in Catapult... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:40pm
Founders Hall

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