Creative Nonfiction

Piles and Piles of Books by Sophie Shaw

September 25, 2020

What I have on the nightstand beside my bed began as a book stack and has now quickly become a book tower. On a plastic storage bin nearby is what you might call a book pile – spread out and …

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Reading and Writing in the Time of COVID by Chris Swensen

September 18, 2020

Perhaps influenced by the sometimes-apocalyptic news it is not always easy to simply settle down to read—never mind writing! But so it goes and there is no rest for the wicked, or worse yet, writers and book worms. As a …

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You’ll Never Escape 2020 with these Books from Decades Past by Michael Springer

September 4, 2020

I’m sharing these books because I think they are very good, and I hope you will pick up at least one of them. That said, I want to acknowledge that the entire list is much heavier fare than what usually …

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The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs featured in New York Times

December 31, 2017

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, from MFA Writing Program alumna Nina Riggs, is highlighted as “one of the most helpful” non-self-help books of the year from the New York Times Book Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/21/books/review/best-self-help.html  

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Julianna Baggott Writes about Thomas Edison and Novelists for ‘Unboxed’

May 27, 2013

Essay by MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Julianna Baggott over at Writer Unboxed: http://writerunboxed.com/2013/05/03/what-i-learned-from-thomas-edison-and-how-it-applies-to-novelists/

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Steve Almond Discusses “Why We Still Read ‘The Great Gatsby'” for ‘Here and Now’

May 15, 2013

MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Steve Almond on “Why We Still Read ‘The Great Gatsby’” over at “Here and Now”: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/05/09/literary-great-gatsby

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Rowan Jacobsen Writes about the Decreasing Apple Diversity- for Mother Jones

April 27, 2013

New article by MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Rowan Jacobsen over at Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/heritage-apples-john-bunker-maine

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Angela Davis-Gardner Writes about Growing Up as the “Other” Angela Davis

March 20, 2013

New essay by MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Angela Davis-Gardner over at ‘The Millions’: http://www.themillions.com/2013/02/funny-you-dont-look-like-angela-davis.html

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Steve Almond Writes about Religion and His Family for ‘Stealing Time Magazine’

March 16, 2013

New essay by MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Steve Almond over at Stealing Time Magazine: http://stealingtimemag.com/articles/in-my-image/

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Ruth Moose Wins the Southeast Review 2013 Narrative Nonfiction Contest

March 13, 2013

Congratulations to MFA Writing Program at Greensboro alum Ruth Moose, winner of The Southeast Review 2013 Narrative Nonfiction contest: http://southeastreview.org/contests.html

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