Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Meeting of Storytellers

In July RBM will attend the 2009 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, outside Dallas. Two of the conference's keynote addresses, by travel writer Paul Theroux and This American Life host Ira Glass, are open to the public. There's more information and a link to tickets online at the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism at the University of North Texas.

Check back in the coming weeks for a story RBM has submitted to the conference, about the ethics of manufacturing human hair, from Asia, into American retail products.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Stories the Writer Knows to Be True in His Life

A slideshow and an essay RBM presented to the 2009 Federation Rhetoric Symposium in Commerce, Texas, is now available via Google Docs. Above: midnight on presentation day.

Where Faculty Must Buy Their Own Paperclips

Update: a 2009 interview by RBM with four Colorado State University composition scholars is now available via Google Docs. For current issues of the CSU English Department's Freestone, visit the department's new website.