Sometimes the only true story is a sad one. Sometimes the only way to speak is through a sketch. Sometimes the ache in us the story of us; we just have to find a way to speak it. At Articulate we speak with those who have written, and illustrated, big stories in big ways. MacArthur fellows. National Book Award finalists. Printz honorees. Epic poets. Classic memoirists. Bestsellers. Writers like Daniel Handler, Gene Yang, Maggie Nelson, and Tommy Pico.
How do the stories of our lives become the stories that we tell? How does the truth swerve toward fiction, how does fiction swerve toward truth, and how are ideas finally translated into narrative? We listen in as Articulate writers describe their obsessions, passions, and dreams.
Thinking of using this in your classroom? Check out the exercise suggested in Gene Yang: Drawing on Knowledge.