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Each of the talented contributors have something unique to offer with their Now Write! personal essay and exercise. You’re invited to explore, enjoy and become inspired by their work.
CONTRIBUTORS WITH SAMPLE EXERCISE
Lauren Grodstein is the author of A Friend of the Family, a Washington Post Book of the Year, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and an Amazon.com Spotlight Pick. She is also the author of the novel Reproduction is the Flaw of Love and the story collection The Best of Animals. She teaches creative writing at the MFA program at Rutgers-Camden. Download her exercise: The Interview.
Crystal Wilkinson is the author of Water Street, which was a finalist for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction, and Blackberries, Blackberries. Her writing also received the 2002 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature. She teaches creative writing and literature in the M.F.A. program at Indiana University-Bloomington. Download her exercise: Birth of a Story in an Hour or Less.
Porter Shreve is the author of three novels: The Obituary Writer, Drives Like a Dream, and When the White House Was Ours. Co-editor of six anthologies, he directs the creative writing program at Purdue University. Download his exercise: Seven Drafts In Seven Days.
All Contributors – with site links if available
Michael Datcher penguingroup.com author page
Cai Emmons caiemmons.com
Sands Hall sandshall.com
Ann Harleman RISD faculty page
David Michael Kaplan Wiki page
Laurie Kasischke harpercollins.com author page
Nancy Reisman randomhouse.com author page