"Getting to the Truth" w/ Andrea J. Buchanan, Ona Gritz, & Dawn Raffel
Please join us for "Getting To The Truth: Research in Creative Nonfiction"
a discussion with Andrea J. Buchanan, Ona Gritz, & Dawn Raffel!
How do you turn facts into story? How do you shape information and give it a voice? Following brief readings of their work, authors Andrea J. Buchanan, Ona Gritz, and Dawn Raffel will address these questions and more in a panel discussion on the challenging task of enfolding research into literary works.
ANDREA J. BUCHANAN is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING, which was a finalist for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.
ONA GRITZ's nonfiction is listed among Notables in Best American Essays 2016, and has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Utne Reader, MORE, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her books include the memoir, “On the Whole: A Story of Mothering and Disability,” and the poetry collection, “Geode,” a finalist for the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Ona has recently completed the manuscript of a memoir that uses research to uncover the mysteries surrounding her sister's murder and her family's long held secrets.
DAWN RAFFEL is the author of The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. The hardcover was chosen as one of NPR’s great reads for 2018 and received a 2019 Christopher Award for work that “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” Previous books include a memoir (The Secret Life of Objects), two critically acclaimed story collections, and a novel. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle to BOMB and NOON, and has been widely anthologized.