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  2. Introduction
  3. On Our Glossary and Taxonomy
  4.     Glossary of Terms
  5.     Taxonomies of Creative Nonfiction
  6.             Central Questions
  7.             Dramatic Design
  8.             Forms
  9.             Genre and Veracity
  10.             Imagery
  11.             The Mind
  12.             Language
  13.             Narrative Energy
  14.             Narrators
  15.             Scene
  16.             Topics
  17.             Truth
  18. The Central Question Podcast
  19. Contact the Authors

Contact the Authors

Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the memoir IfOnly You People Could Follow Directions (2014), which was selected asa best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indies NextList by the American Booksellers' Association, named a Best Book of the Yearby Kirkus Review. It received starred reviews in Kirkus andPublisher's Weekly, and reviewed nationally in print and on NPR—including twicein (O) Oprah Magazine—and was a finalist for the Vermont BookAward. Her work has appeared in TheThreepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review ofBooks, The Rumpus, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia Journal, Painted BrideQuarterly, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, Drunken Boat and elsewhere. Sheteaches in the MFA Program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and is anAssistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her new book is acollection of essays about women and wonder.

More at jessicahnelson.com

Email: nelsonjh3@vcu.edu


SeanPrentiss is the award-winning author of FindingAbbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, amemoir about Edward Abbey and the search for home. Finding Abbey won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award. He is also the author of Crosscut: Poems,which is poetic memoir about his time spent working as a trail builder in thePacific Northwest. Prentiss is also a creativewriting textbook writer, including Environmentaland Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and Advanced Creative Nonfiction, and the serieseditor for the BloomsburyWriters Guide and Anthologies Series. Prentiss is also co-editor of The FarEdges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology,and co-editor of TheScience of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction. He and his family live on a small lakein northern Vermont, and he serves as an associate professor at NorwichUniversity and is a faculty member in the M.F.A. Writing and Publishing programat Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

More at www.seanprentiss.com

Email: seanprentiss@gmail.com