The “recipe” for Creative Writing

Dec 16, 2015

American writer and Professor at the Northern Michigan University, Matthew Frank, talks with Adjunct Professor of Hellenic American University, Vassilis Manoussakis…

Matthew Frank at the Hellenic American Union

Inspired by food, wine and travelling to write his books, Matthew Frank visits Greece and discusses with author, translator and Adjunct Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the Hellenic American University, Vassilis Manoussakis, on the boundaries that seem to define contemporary nonfiction writing.  It’s the only genre defined by what it’s not.  It’s not fiction, but what is it then? How far can a writer stretch a fact before it becomes a fiction?  To what degree and to what end must the nonfiction essay writer attempt to reach toward the always-nebulous limits of truth? 

Matthew Frank is among others author of The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food (November 2015, W.W. Norton: Liveright), Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer (June 2015, W.W. Norton: Liveright) and Barolo (2010, The University of Nebraska Press). He has taught creative writing at the Grand Valley State University in Michigan and is currently Assistant Professor at the Northern Michigan University.

The event is organized by the Hellenic American Union and Hellenic American College (HAEC) in cooperation with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.



Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), Hellenic Foundation for Culture
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 16/12/2015
End Date 16/12/2015
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Matthew Frank, Vassilis Manoussakis
Languages: EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2015/12/17 - 15:07:25



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