The Nonfiction Panel: Risk, Rejection, and the Personal Essay

with Kyle EdwardsAlicia ElliottSusan Olding, and Betsy Warland. Moderated by Tasneem Jamal

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The New Yorker has declared the personal essay in “decline.” TNQ says it is alive and well, thanks to risk-takers who are willing to weather rejection, controversy, and critique. Meet emerging and established essayists who can help us understand why writing that is powerful for the reader can also be so dangerous for the writer. (Psst: of special interest to fans of the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest.)

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