A talk about when to use, and not to use, fiction techniques in memoir and other creative nonfiction.
Lise Funderburg's latest book is Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents, a collection of new essays that she commissioned and edited from 25 writers. She's also the author of the social history/memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, and Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity. Lise has been a fellow 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, Lise teaches in the online Cleaver Writing Workshops and at WICE. Her essays and journalism have appeared in Brevity, Broad Street, The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salon, The Nation, National Geographic, Garden Design, Cleaver, The Chattahoochee Review, and Prevention, among other publications.
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