Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Writing University's Eleventh Hour podcast features recordings of illuminative craft talks from the renown writers, novelists, poets, essayists who present at the Eleventh Hour Lecture Series during the University of Iowa's Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Each week we release a tailored craft talk from the series, focusing on a wide range of topics such as Transforming Life into Writing, Humor Writing, The Music of Language and so many more.

Episode 113: Memoir from the Middle of Things


In this episode, Memoir from the Middle of Things, poet and essayist Zach Savich discusses memoirs and essays written about events that are still unfolding.

How can you tell a story when you don't know how it will end? How can you write about yourself when your relationship to time, memory, language, the body, and the self are changing? He explores memoirs from the middle of things by authors such as Laura Hillenbrand, Caren Beilin, Audre Lorde, Jean-Luc Nancy, Kazim Ali, Lily Hoang, and others. He askes how close attention to thresholds, brinks, and passing moments can lead to lasting discoveries.

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