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WU273 PWW Fiction Techniques in Creative Nonfiction

  • 27 Jun 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Remote: Online
  • 25


  • Discounted rate for Active WICE Volunteers


A talk about when to use, and not to use, fiction techniques in memoir and other creative nonfiction.

Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in the The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salon, The Nation, National Geographic, Garden Design, Cleaver, The Chattahooochee Review, and Prevention.

Her latest book is the bestselling social history/memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home (Free Press, 2008). She has been awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Colony, MacDowell Colony, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Awards include a Window of Opportunity Grant from The Leeway Foundation and a 2003 Nonfiction Literature Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In addition to teaching Creative Nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Funderburg also teaches in the Rutgers University-Camden MFA Program.

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