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Saturday, 08 January

583. The Currency of the Category “Creative Nonfiction”

3:30–4:45 p.m., Platinum Salon I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and Autobiography and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Presiding: Claire Pamplin, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York

Speakers: Lynn Z. Bloom, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs; Barrie Jean Borich, Hamline Univ.; Steve Heller, Antioch Univ., CA; Janet W. Lyon, Penn State Univ., University Park; Donald Morrill, Univ. of Tampa; Brian J. Norman, Loyola Univ., MD

This session will explore the role of creative nonfiction in academic departments and in the world, in print and online journalism, and in book publishing and why the category “creative nonfiction” has such currency (even urgency) in creative writing programs and elsewhere.

For abstracts, write to claire.pamplin@gmail.com after 10 Dec.

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