BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Collated by Gila Lyons:

il_570xN.296615257For those who couldn’t make the NonfictioNow Conference in Flagstaff this past week, or for those of you too jetlagged, overwhelmed, altitude-sick, or introverted to get to everything you wanted to, don’t despair! Here’s a partial list of books and pieces mentioned by panelists and keynote speakers (partial = things I made it to). Please note, we’ve given Amazon links for books to make it easy to read summaries and reviews, but remember to support your local bookstore if you have one, or your library, or just raid your friends’ bookshelves instead!

Keynotes’ Recommendations:

Brian Doyle – In his impassioned keynote that implored writers to catch and tell stories, and reminded us that we have a moral imperative to “listen, live humbly, write, and not be an ass,” Brian Doyle reported that at a high school a student recently asked him, “If all your essays were…

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