Bending Genre at AWP Thursday 4:30 to 5:45

Room 209, Level 2 Bending Genre. Margot Singer, Nicole Walker, Robin Hemley, Dave Madden– The hot debate over ethics in creative nonfiction has sidelined important questions of literary form. Hybrid, innovative, and unconventional, nonfiction is arguably the most exciting area on the literary scene today. But how does nonfiction actually work? How does it recombine and transform elements of other genres? What techniques distinguish nonfiction from other kinds of prose? Contributors to a groundbreaking new anthology of critical essays share their perspectives and ideas.