February 19th Speaker — Writing a “True Life” Novel with Fred Setterberg

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Fred Setterberg, the author of Lunch Bucket Paradise (Heyday Books), will talk about writing autobiographical fiction in the form of a novel at our next CWC branch meeting.

Fred Setterberg has also written The Roads Taken: Travels Through America’s Literary Landscapes, winner of the AWP prize in creative nonfiction.  He co-wrote Under the Dragon:  California’s New Culture with Lonny Shavelson (published by Heyday), and edited Travelers’ Tales America.  His essays and reporting have appeared in The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, The New York Times, The Nation, The Utne Reader, The Boston Phoenix, and scores of other journals and magazines.  He is a recipient of a NEA fellowship, the William Faulkner-William Wisdom essay prize, fiction awards from The Florida Review, Literal Latte, and Solstice Literary Magazine, and numerous journalism awards. A former staff writer for the East Bay Express, he lives in Oakland, California.

What is a “True Life” Novel? Read Fred’s essay at Talking Writing.

Read excerpts from and reviews about Fred’s books at www.fredsetterberg.com.

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