Getting Started, When You Just . . . Can’t . . . Even

6221, 6th floor

We write nonfiction to change ourselves and the world; we write to witness, transform, and survive, to reinvent ourselves and challenge those who would silence us. Our panel explores the craft of our hardest stories: writing past blocks, prohibitions, and inhibitions; refining trauma through formal choices; facing audiences and our own vulnerability.

Panelists: Jennifer Baker, Editor, Everyday People, Creator, Minorities in Publishing podcast, Instructor, Sackett Street Writers; Michele Filgate, Contributing Editor, Literary Hub, Book Critic, Editor, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About; Marcos S. Gonsalez, Author, Pedro’s Theory: Essays; T Kira Madden, Editor-in-Chief, No Tokens, Author, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls 

Moderator: Alison Kinney, Author, Hood