A discussion coming up for members of Left Coast Writers:
many of our best magazines - The New Yorker, Harper's, Vanity Fair, Esquire -
publish more creative nonfiction than fiction and poetry combined. Universities
offer Master of Fine Arts degrees in creative nonfiction. Newspapers are
publishing an increasing amount of creative nonfiction, not only as features,
but in the news and op-ed pages, as well.---Lee Gutkind
So what is Creative Nonfiction?
Monday, July 2, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte
Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com
Join Mary Jo McConahay in a
discussion about “The Varnished & Unvarnished Truth”. She will be
speaking about her experiences writing award-winning creative nonfiction, as
well as the genre as a whole.
"Dramatic life-and-death experiences in a clear prose style that flows with immediacy -- a profoundly moving document"
--Jon Lee Anderson, Staff Writer for The New Yorker and Author, Che Guevara, a Revolutionary Life
I'll be "In Conversation with William Carlsen, Author of Jungles of Stone," the great new book about Maya world explorers John L. Stephens and William Catherwood at Litquake, Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, Oct. 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Free!
And coming: Tango War, about the WWII struggle for hearts, minds and strategic resources in Latin America. From Macmillan, 2018
Writer and journalist Mary Jo McConahay watches the globe, near and far. She is author of the award-winning Maya Roads: One Woman's Journey Among the People of the Rainforest (Chicago Review Press), and Ricochet, Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship under Fire (Shebooks). Mary Jo is the current Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year. Her reporting has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Ms., Salon, Sierra, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Parenting, The Progressive, National Catholic Reporter, and many others.
As a documentary filmmaker, she co-produced and co-directed Crimebuster, A Son's Search for His Father, and the award-winning PBS documentary, Discovering Dominga, writing its original story. She is producing a new half-hour documentary: Father Bill, Revolutionary Priest, about the late Fr. Bill O'Donnell, who was arrested 245 times for nonviolent resistance to incidents in which "my government misbehaves."
GlobeWatch continues the column by the same name, formerly published by Pacific News Service and New America Media.