Write a Story, Tell a Story

Professor Lee Gutkind, together with associate professor Amira de la Garza, coordinated two public programs for ASU graduate students in Gutkind's Creative Nonfiction course to tell the stories they have been writing. Changing Hands Bookstore hosted Gutkind and four students, including HDSHC doctoral students Tricia Hoffman and Lou Clark, in a public story-telling event entitled, "You Can't Make This Stuff Up." Innovative Inquiry sponsored an event for the ASU community to hear four additional students, including HDSHC doctoral student, Roberta Chevrette, on campus. Professor Gutkind shared with the audiences how the writing process to develop creative nonfiction essays challenged the writers as they worked to develop gripping scenes based on real facts, personal reflection, and research. Professor Jeff McMahon from the School of Theatre & Film in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts also worked with the students, coaching them as they developed their story-telling performances.