Root at U of M



One week, it looked like visiting authors in the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis will be no-shows this semester, due to funding cuts. This week: better news. Robert Root, a leading name in creative nonfiction, will be making two appearances at the university.

On Thursday, October 1st, Root will teach a master class at 2 p.m. in Patterson Hall; at 7 p.m., he'll be reading from and signing copies of his books in Mitchell Hall Auditorium.

Those books by Root include The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction and his latest, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now. In addition to writing, teaching, and regularly visiting creative-writing programs throughout the country, Root is an editor at the journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction.

Both of Root's appearances at the University of Memphis are free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-4692 or write

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