Two stories of undercover journalism made news last week. Although the immersion and reporting of each shared similarities, the reception that followed was vastly different. In the first story, a journalist worked undercover as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at a university in North Korea. In the second, a journalist worked undercover … More The Curse Of The Female Writer
Are you thinking about attending a creative nonfiction writers’ conference this year? Do it! Going was the best decision for me, mostly because of the connections I made with other writers. As the one-year anniversary of the conference approaches, I’ve been thinking about these connections, the things I learned, and advice I would give a … More Attend A Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference And Find Your WBF!
Nearly twenty years have passed since I stepped on campus as a new student. But there I was, a new student again, nervous, excited, with many questions – How many students are in the program? What are the mentors like? What is a “writer workshop”? How do we communicate after winter residency? Will people like … More Nostalgia Of A First Semester Student
Two months ago, I was hugging a hoodoo in Utah and smiling toward the camera when the phone rang. “We would like to offer you a spot in our MFA Creative Nonfiction program.” Not sure if I heard her correctly, I asked, “Does this mean I’ve been accepted?” Accepted indeed, I realized the real work … More 12 Lessons Learned With NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month