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Karen Weil

Author's Bio

I am a teacher and writer who believes that creative nonfiction affords a writer tremendous creativity... within the vast constraints of truth. <br><br>My favorite expression of the power of the genre comes, ironically, from a work of fiction: Ursula Hegi's <i>Stones from the River</i>: "It had to do with what to tell first -- though it hadn't happened first -- and what to end the story with. It had to do with what to enhance and what to relinquish. And what to embrace." Indeed. For me, the arrangement of scenes creates the emotion in creative nonfiction. So, too, does the rhythm of the sentences. I am an auditory writer -- you can find my work in audio as well as print.

Publications and Prizes

Imagination & Place: An Anthology (Imagination & Place Press, 2009)
flashquake, Memoir (and), Sendero, The Awakenings Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Stones From the River, A River Runs Through It, She Got Up off the Couch (and Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana) A Circle of Quiet, High Tide in Tucson, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Chosen, The Little Prince,

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