If that’s the case, why does nonfiction allow something as unreliable as memories? The idea is that the writer is truly recounting the memory, not whether or not it actually occurred. The experience is born out of the memory of the event. A memoir is a recounting of memory. It has to be a truthful recounting of only what’s remembered and what is researched.
As we move along with The Ghosts Who Travel with Me, it’s a perfect time to get to know our author, Allison Green. In addition to teaching writing in Seattle, Allison wrote the novel Half-Moon Scar, and her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in publications such as ZYZZYVA and Calyx. Allison and I spoke […]
By Kacie Peterson On the book front, there has been exciting news for some of Portland, Oregon’s best writers! The Oregon Book Awards were held this week on the night of Monday, April 8. The awards are a program held annually by Literary Arts, and this year marked their twenty-sixth anniversary. Many of Oregon’s finest […]
We’re eager to introduce the three winners of our Write What You Know Non-fiction Contest. Our first prize winner gets a one-on-one pitch session with Betsy Amster of the Betsy Amster Literary Agency and our second prize winner gets a one-hour editorial consultation with Indigo Editing. Please congratulate them at Write to Publish this Saturday. Third […]
Lidia Yuknavitch will be speaking at this year’s Write to Publish conference (W2P), Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Native American Student and Community Center. Most readers know Yuknavitch from her 2011 memoir, The Chronology of Water, published locally by Hawthorne Books. She is also the author of the novel Dora: A Headcase—what she describes as […]