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REVIEW: A Daughter’s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child

REVIEW: A Daughter’s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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Leanne Shapton's "Swimming Studies"

Leanne Shapton's "Swimming Studies" | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

As a Canadian teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist, she is still drawn inexorably to swimming, in pools and on beaches across the world. What do you with an all-absorbing activity once it's past its relevance, and yet you can't quite give it up? Is it possible to find a new purpose for its rigors and focus?

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CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Ceremony - Remise du Prix du récit Radio-Canada

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Ceremony - Remise du Prix du récit Radio-Canada | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

Hosted by Russell Bowers.

This event will also feature readings from the nine writers in
The Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism program, hosted by Ian Brown.

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Non-fiction writers to make strong showing at Toronto’s Word on the Street | Quillblog | Quill & Quire

Non-fiction writers to make strong showing at Toronto’s Word on the Street | Quillblog | Quill & Quire | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Word on the Street Toronto gave a sneak peek at its 2012 lineup last week.
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The Stone Thrower | Jael Richardson

The Stone Thrower | Jael Richardson | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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Nonfiction Books (That Read Like Fiction) | Elmwood Park Library's ...

Nonfiction Books (That Read Like Fiction) | Elmwood Park Library's ... | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular books today are nonfiction books that have managed to extend their reach into the world of fiction readers. Books such as Erik Larson's In The Garden of Beasts and Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken ...
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Blogging BooBoos for Beginners: A Baker's Dozen | Write Nonfiction ...

Blogging BooBoos for Beginners: A Baker's Dozen | Write Nonfiction ... | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Here are 13 basic (and frugal!) guidelines from Carolyn Howard-Johnson for a beginning author's blog if the blog is to do more than serve as a fun hobby.
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SKULLS by Simon Winchester

SKULLS by Simon Winchester | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Skulls have exerted for scores of thousands of years an almost inexplicable power over the human imagination... People are fascinated and captivated by skulls. They always have been, and always will be.
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Lynn Crosbie: Truth or fiction? Hard to tell

Lynn Crosbie: Truth or fiction? Hard to tell | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Life is About Losing Everything is a “memoir” about “Lynn Crosbie.”...
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June 15 deadline approaches for Dave Greber Freelance Writers ...

June 15 deadline approaches for Dave Greber Freelance Writers ... | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
... language magazine article (non-fiction) or have published the article in the first six months of the year of the competition they are applying for (e.g. between January 1 and June 30, 2010 when applying for the 2010 award).
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Great Canadian Non-fiction Literary Hunt - This Magazine

Great Canadian Non-fiction Literary Hunt - This Magazine | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

For 16 years now, This Magazine has surveyed this vast country for the best and brightest in Canadian new fiction and poetry. For the first time, we’ll award a prize for the best creative non-fiction—think personal essays, experimental essays, memoir, biography, literary journalism, and any other hybridized piece of “I” and fact.

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Creative Penning: Women Choosing To Write As Women Or Men - Forbes

Creative Penning: Women Choosing To Write As Women Or Men - Forbes | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
ForbesCreative Penning: Women Choosing To Write As Women Or MenForbesA few months ago, I talked to Sarah Menkedick, who had recently founded Vela Mag, an online magazine of creative non-fiction inspired by travel, and written by women.
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Sales team for independent Canadian book publishers defunded ...

Sales team for independent Canadian book publishers defunded ... | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
I work for the distribution arms of the Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG), an organization of independent Canadian literary publishers that provides advocacy and professional development, as well as operates a national ...
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Joy Harjo's 'Crazy Brave' Path To Finding Her Voice - NPR

In her new memoir, Joy Harjo recounts how her early years — a difficult childhood with an alcoholic father and abusive stepfather, and the hardships of teen motherhood — caused her to suppress her artistic gifts and nearly brought her to her breaking point. "It was the spirit of poetry," she writes in Crazy Brave, "who reached out and found me as I stood there at the doorway between panic and love.

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Aga Maksimowska: Autobiographical Fiction is not Creative Nonfiction

Aga Maksimowska: Autobiographical Fiction is not Creative Nonfiction | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
The challenge of populating a familiar world with fictionalized events and characters is to convince readers that the work is in fact fiction...
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Creative Nonfiction Magazine

Creative Nonfiction Magazine | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

"Creative Nonfiction was the first and is still the largest literary magazine to publish, exclusively and on a regular basis, high quality nonfiction prose."

Editorial Board includes Danticat, Eggers, Franzen, Prose, Skloot,...

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The Tyee – 'Journeys to the Edge': A New Journalism Model

The Tyee – 'Journeys to the Edge': A New Journalism Model | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Global reporting is vital, but few magazines pay travel expenses anymore. Here's my solution.
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First Person | susan sink

First Person | susan sink | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
But it also makes sense for us to approach a memoir, or most creative non-fiction, as being about the same task that poetry is about, digging and creating, making sense of the shards of experience through language and what ...
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Non-fiction reviews roundup - The Guardian

Non-fiction reviews roundup - The Guardian | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
The GuardianNon-fiction reviews roundupThe GuardianSeries: Steven Poole's non-fiction choice · Previous | Index ... (Consumption is always creative, he insists.) The text is bookended by imaginary arguments ...
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When Does the Personal Essay Become More Than Memoir

When Does the Personal Essay Become More Than Memoir | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
In the introduction to his anthology, The Art of the Personal Essay, Philip Lopate reflects on the distinct differences between memoir and the personal essay, drawing a wavy line in the sand between the linear narrative structure that ...
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CBC Books - Canada Writes - Creative Nonfiction

CBC Books - Canada Writes - Creative Nonfiction | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
This prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, work of Creative Nonfiction that is submitted to the competition.
All Canadians can participate.
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Storytelling Animals: 10 Surprising Ways That Story Dominates Our Lives - Huffington Post

Storytelling Animals: 10 Surprising Ways That Story Dominates Our Lives - Huffington Post | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

9. Non-Fiction. We gravitate to non-fiction that is most like fiction in drag (e.g., truthy reality shows and memoirs). Ever since the rise of the "new journalism" in the 1960s, non-fiction writers have felt free to pillage fiction technique, and now most long form journalistic...

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Essays are a wake-up call on the treatment of Omar Khadr - Vancouver Sun

Essays are a wake-up call on the treatment of Omar Khadr - Vancouver Sun | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Essays are a wake-up call on the treatment of Omar KhadrVancouver SunJanice Williamson knows that few Canadians have lost sleep over Omar Khadr and his experience with American.
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The Autobiographical Novel

The Autobiographical Novel | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
“What does it mean to live in between?” writes novelist Andrea Barrett of Roger King’s latest book. “Not only between geographical locations, but between health and illness, commitment and freedom, love and loss?”
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NSF invests in literary science journalism : CJR

NSF invests in literary science journalism : CJR | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
“Creative nonfiction provides a more experienced, broader, more widely defined presentation of nonfiction prose than traditional journalism programs,” said Lee Gutkind, a doyen of the style and one of the course's two ...
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