Creative Nonfiction Week, 2003
10-14 November 2003, Ferguson Theater
co-sponsored by English, Journalism, and Fiction Writing Departments
all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Tracy Kidder, Beverly Donofrio, Michael Steinberg, Sue Silverman,
All events take place in the Ferguson Theater, 600 S. Michigan Avenue, 1st floor.
Monday, Nov. 10
2:00 p.m.:Faculty Creative Nonfiction Reading
7:00 p.m: Tracy Kidder
Tracy Kidder is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, House, Among School Children, and Home Town. Come and hear this "master of the nonfiction narrative" (Baltimore Sun).
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.: Sue Silverman and Michael Steinberg
Sue Silverman's first memoir, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, won the AWP award in nonfiction. Her second memoir, Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction is under development for a Lifetime TV movie.
Michael Steinberg has published many essays, memoirs, and poems. He is the editor of The Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction as well as the Creative Nonfiction text, The Fourth Genre.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
2:00 p.m.: Stan West followed by Publishing Panel
Stan West is an author, filmmaker, and innovator of "cross-platform reporting." He produced the documentary Diversity in Oak Park, and co-authored Profiles of Great African-Americans.
The publishing panel in Creative Nonfiction will feature editors from national literary magazines talking about what they look for when editing and publishing authors.
7:00 p.m.: Beverly Donofrio
Author of Riding in Cars with Boys and Looking for Mary (or the Blessed Mother and Me), Beverly Donofrio's commentaries have aired on NPR. Riding in Cars with Boys was made into a Hollywood film.
Thursday, Nov. 13
1:00 p.m.: Creative Approaches to Profile Writing
A panel of journalists and nonfiction writers from newspapers and magazines will discuss the art of writing the profile.
7:00 p.m.: Student Creative Nonfiction Reading
Students from the Creative Nonfiction program of Columbia College Chicago will read from their work.
Creative Nonfiction week is sponsored by the English, Fiction Writing and Journalism Departments.
Contact Tom Nawrocki, English Department Coordinator of Professional Writing, for further information at 312-344-8118.