Posted on July 15, 2016 by PLT Staff
Recording of a lecture presented by Ralph Eubanks at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eubanks, a writer and memoirist, spoke to the authors of the forthcoming book, Can I Get a Witness? Stories of Radical Christians in the U.S., 1900-2014, about writing memoir. He spoke about how memoir can be imaginative fiction and drew correlations between great biography and fiction, blending history and memory together. By drawing a personal connection between their own lives and their subjects’ lives, authors can approach memoir writing with new perspective and insight. Truth can be told in an imaginative fashion. A question and answer session followed the talk.
Excerpt: “The memoir can be made to resonate with the reader when the writer reveals a personal connection with the subject. Rather than making this a memoir about a person, what is your personal connection with your subject?”
- Audio Information
- Date Recorded:June 2, 2016
- Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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