Beth Kephart | Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir

Recorded Aug 6, 2013
Direct Download: 20130806-bethkep.mp3

"A linguistic Midas—everything she puts to paper is golden" (Family Circle), Beth Kephart is the author of more than a dozen books, including five memoirs, several acclaimed novels for young readers, and Flow, an autobiography of the Schuylkill River. Her first memoir A Slant of Sun was a National Book Award finalist and a Best Book of the Year. Her many honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant, and the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. A veteran writing teacher, she currently teaches memoir at the University of Pennsylvania. In Handling the Truth, Kephart asks the questions that lie at the heart of memoir, thoughtfully guiding those who read or seek to write the truth. This event will feature a mini memoir class with a variety of exercises designed to improve memoir-writing technique. 

Book Trailer: Jilly Joy and Chippy Present: Handling the Truth.

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