University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

It's a Family Affair

For better or worse, our family experiences help shape all of us. Adrienne Brodeur, Debra Gwartney and Marin Sardy all have stories rooted in family, and in this session they will explore why such connections are so interesting to write—and to read.

Adrienne Brodeur

Adrienne Brodeur began her career in publishing as the co-founder, along with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, of the fiction magazine Zoetrope: All-Story, which won the National Magazine Award for Best Fiction three times and launched the careers of many writers....

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Debra Gwartney

Born in Salmon, Idaho, and a fifth-generation Idahoan, Debra Gwartney is the winner of the 2018 RiverTeeth Nonfiction Prize, judged by Gretel Ehrlich. Her hybrid memoir-history, called "I Am a Stranger Here Myself," was published in March of 2019 by the University of New Mexico Press....

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Marin Sardy

Marin Sardy is the author of "The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia," an essayistic memoir about the mental illness that runs in her family. Sardy’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House and Missouri Review....

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