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Walking Through the Fire: Why Memoir Isn’t Therapy
Center for Ideas and Society lecture series 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 FREE
Next up in our "Learning to Live Well" series for the Center for Ideas and Society is a look at how writers experience and interpret one of the most basic human emotions.
How do the best writers convey grief — a fundamental and unavoidable experience of human life — without alienating the reader or lapsing into melodrama? How is this experience complicated by writers working to tell a story in the midst of grief?
UCR Assistant Adjunct Professor Emily Rapp Black will engage these questions and discuss her own work as well.
Emily Rapp is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, a New York Times bestseller, an Amazon best book of the month, and a finalist for the PEN Center Literary Award in nonfiction. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, O, Salon, and Slate, among many others.