Afternoon Craft Conversation with Chris Feliciano Arnold

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Description: 

NOTHING IS ONE THING: HYBRIDS IN CREATIVE NONFICTION

Chris Feliciano Arnold will explore how creative nonfiction can blend genres and forms in mysterious, illuminating ways. To begin, we will discuss brief samples from a few daring books, focusing on intersections of memoir, lyric essay, journalism, history, poetry, criticism and more. From there, through generative writing exercises and small group discussions, students will deconstruct one of their own nonfiction ideas, examining their subjects from a multitude of angles to discover new potential shapes that defy quick categorization. Our goal is for all students to leave with a heightened sense of possibility—and an energizing idea for a new piece.

Chris Feliciano Arnold has written essays and journalism for The Atlantic, Harper's, Outside, Vice News, The New York Times and more. His fiction has been published in Playboy, The Kenyon Review, Ecotone and other magazines. His first book, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon, is a work of narrative nonfiction published by Picador in June 2018.

Contact: 

Krista Varela Posell ext. 4762

writers@stmarys-ca.edu

Chris Felicianos Arnold