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Friday, April 29 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
4D: The Lyric Essay LIMITED

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The personal essay is currently enjoying an exciting renaissance. Suddenly, everyone seems attuned to the apparently limitless possibilities of creative nonfiction. One of the most exciting new developments in this field is the lyric essay—a form that expresses an almost jubilant sense of freedom as it moves between genres, often borrowing the condensed language and associative explorations of poetry, the plot-driven narrative force of fiction, and the love of facts and careful scrutiny that have always been the hallmarks of classic nonfiction. In this session, we will read and discuss several excellent examples of this kind of writing and generate our own lyric explorations. Expect to leave with plenty of ideas for how to approach this more experimental mode of creative nonfiction.

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Kim Adrian

Kim Adrian is the author of The 27th Letter of the Alphabet (a memoir) and the editor of The Shell Game (an anthology of hybrid essays), both forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press. Her book Sock is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series (expected publication date... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Franklin Room