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Press 53 with Michael Kardos

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

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Writing from Hand to Hand: A Dialogue on Lewis Hyde's The Gift, Part II

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Amy Hassinger (The Priest’s Madonna) and Fred Arroyo (The Region of Lost Names) introduce Lewis Hyde's The Gift and discuss its cult status among writers.

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Sam and Lee Gutkind Discuss Their Book

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Lee Gutkind, “godfather” of the creative nonfiction movement, talks here with his son, Sam, who’s 19, on their memoir Truckin' With Sam: A Father and Son, the Mick and the Dyl, Rockin' and Rollin', on the Road (SUNY Press, 2010). The conversation is moderated by Stephen Knezovich, Associate Editor of Creative Nonfiction.

Lee Gutkind has written 15 books, and edited 18 collections and volumes in the past 25 years. He is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary journal to publish nonfiction, exclusively, now celebrating its 15th year of publication. He is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.

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Editors of 'Creative Nonfiction' Discuss Their Magazine

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Editor Lee Gutkind, Managing Editor Hattie Fletcher, and Associate Editor Stephen Knezovich of Creative Nonfiction offer an invaluable inside look at the background of the magazine, the fundamental differences between magazines and literary journals, genre, finding a niche, audience, and much more.

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Glen Retief Takes American Creative Writing Students to Africa

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

South African memoirist Glen Retief is an Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Susquehanna University. Here he reads an audio essay on teaching travel writing to American students abroad, recorded in part while staying with them in a Xhosa seaside village at the start of 2011.

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Bob Shacochis Reads a Worst-Case Scenario

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Bob Shacochis's first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction in 1985, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1989. Swimming in the Volcano, the first book in a projected trilogy, was a 1993 National Book Award Finalist. The Immaculate Invasion, a chronicle of the 1994 military intervention in Haiti, was a finalist for The New Yorker Magazine Award for best nonfiction of 1999. Here, he speaks of adventures on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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"Play the Doggone Rhythm," by Art Homer

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Poet and essayist Art Homer is currently chair of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer’s Workshop and Director of the Nebraska Low Residency MFA in Writing. Here he performs a lecture he commonly gives on intersecting forms between music and poetry.

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Writing from Hand to Hand: A Dialogue on Lewis Hyde's The Gift, Part I

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Amy Hassinger (The Priest’s Madonna) and Fred Arroyo (The Region of Lost Names) introduce Lewis Hyde's The Gift and discuss its cult status among writers. (Excerpts from Bruce Cockburn's song 'The Gift' are used with permission.)

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Xu Xi Reads From 'Habit of a Foreign Sky'

Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Xu Xi, finalist for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize, reads here from her novel Habit of a Foreign Sky at the Asia Society New York, November 8, 2010.

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