11:05 a.m. – 12:20 p.m
Making Memoir Come Alive with Craft with Alexis Paige, writer, editor and essayist
Alexis Paige’s work has appeared in The Pinch, Passages North, Rawboned, Fourth Genre, The Rumpus, Pithead Chapel, 14 Hills, and on Brevity’s blog, where she serves as Assistant Editor. Winner of the 2014 New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Prize, she also received a recent Pushcart Prize nomination and features on Longform and Freshly Pressed. Twice named a top-ten finalist of Glamour Magazine’s essay contest, Paige holds an MA in poetry from San Francisco State University and an MFA in nonfiction from the Stonecoast creative writing program. She lives in Vermont, and can be found online at alexispaigewrites.com.
The Memory as Artist with Doug Anderson, author
Doug Anderson's first book of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and his second, Blues for Unemployed Secret Police a grant from the Academy of American Poets. His memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties and a Journey of Self-Discovery, was published by W. W. Norton in 2009. His most recent book of poems is Horse Medicine. He has taught in the MFA programs at the Pacific University of Oregon and Bennington College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts.