River Teeth at AWP 2015

March 18, 2015

River Teeth and its editors will be tromping all about Minneapolis April 8-11. We hope we'll run into you at the book fair (Booth 308 with Ashland University's MFA Program), in the hotel lobby, at the bar, out on the town, or maybe even in one of these sessions:

Mr. Capote's Nonfiction Novel: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective of In Cold Blood

with Kelly Grey Carlisle, Ned Stuckey-French, Joe Mackall, Bob Cowser, and Dinah Lenney

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Room L100 F&G, Lower Level

2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the serial publication of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, a seminal work in the genre we now recognize as creative nonfiction. Writers, editors, and critics assess the book’s legacy, as well as the aesthetic and moral issues it raises. How did nonfiction writing change as a result of the book? In what ways does the book continue to influence contemporary writers? How has the experience of reading it changed since its first publication?


Bravery and Bearing Witness: The Power of Vulnerability in Nonfiction

with Sarah Wells, Bonnie Rough, Kate Hopper, Marilyn Bousquin, and Brenda Miller

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Room L100 J, Lower Level

Reader response to scenarios where a writer has made herself vulnerable on the page often manifests itself as “Wow, you’re brave!” The writer, however, may not feel anything close to brave. Is it bravery we’re feeling when we tell our stories? Do we need courage to bear witness? Is it enough to share a personal story, or is there more at stake in the writing process? Panelists will speak to the power of vulnerability and necessity of craft in writing to transform the self and the culture.


« Back to News

Newsletter Sign Up

shadow shadow