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AWP 2017: Breaking the Fourth Wall: Tips and Tools for Immersion Writing

  • 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. (map)

Drawing on the techniques of immersion journalism allows us to enrich our prose by embedding ourselves in our subject matter. In this roundtable panel, four memoirists, essayists, and narrative nonfiction writers discuss the practical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of immersion writing. Attendees will walk away with ideas for incorporating research trips, archival work, interviews, and participatory experiences into their writing process, along with pedagogical best practices.