I'll Tell You Mine

I'll Tell You Mine

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The University of Iowa is a leading light in the writing world. In addition to the Iowa Writersa€™ Workshop for poets and fiction writers, it houses the prestigious Nonfiction Writing Program (NWP), which was the first full-time masters-granting program in this genre in the United States. Over the past three decades the NWP has produced some of the most influential nonfiction writers in the country. Ia€™ll Tell You Mine is an extraordinary anthology, a book rooted in Iowaa€™s successful program that goes beyond mere celebration to present some of the best nonfiction writing of the past thirty years. Eighteen pieces produced by Iowa graduates exemplify the development of both the program and the field of nonfiction writing. Each is accompanied by commentary from the author on a challenging issue presented by the story and the writing process, including drafting, workshopping, revising, and listening to (or sometimes ignoring) advice. The essays are put into broader context by a prologue from Robert Atwan, founding editor of the Best American Essays series, who details the rise of nonfiction as a literary genre since the New Journalism of the 1960s. Creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing writing concentration in the country, with more than one hundred and fifty programs in the United States. Ia€™ll Tell You Mine shows why Iowaa€™s leads the way. Its insidera€™s view of the Iowa program experience and its wealth of groundbreaking nonfiction writing will entertain readers and inspire writers of all kinds.Thirty Years of Essays from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program Hope Edelman, Robin Hemley ... Iowa to direct the Nonfiction Writing Program for nine years before moving to Singapore to direct the writing program at Yale-NUS College and also serves as writer-in-residence there. ... Jo aNN beard is the author of a collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth, and the novel In Zanesville.

Title:I'll Tell You Mine
Author:Hope Edelman, Robin Hemley
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2015-11-19


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