Matthew Ferrence: "Big Hair Rock Fills"


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WV Wesleyan MFA Winter 2019 Residency "Memoirists wish to tell their mind, not their story." --M.F. Guest nonfiction faculty Matthew Ferrence discusses how to structure emotional shift in the essay (with some help from big-hair 80s rock!). This lecture discusses these essays: Brian Doyle, “Joyas Voladoras”; Jericho Parms, “Still Life With Chair”; Beth Peterson, “Glaciology”; Ryan Van Meter, “To Bear, To Carry…”; Jo Ann Beard, “The Fourth State of Matter"; Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, “The Beautiful City of Tirzah” You can learn about and order Matt's new memoir _Appalachia North_ here:

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