Caption, Scenario, Word: Classroom Approaches to Creative Nonfiction

The following links will take you to three sets of handouts from a session presented at the Associated Writing Programs Conference in Albany, New York, April 16, 1999.  The title of the session was: "Caption, Scenario, Word: Classroom Approaches to Creative Nonfiction." In this panel presentation three creative nonfiction writers and teachers each explain a particular approach to the teaching of nonfiction drawing on prompts they have used with their students.

The following abstracts explain the intention of the individual sessions more fully and handouts from the presentation can be accessed through the links provided.

Robert Root, “Captioning and Capturing the Past”

Simone Poirier-Bures, “The Sample Scenario: Using Fiction Devices in Creative Nonfiction” Kim Barnes: “What is a Word Worth?”

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