Event Title

Panel: Sacred Ground, Sacred Words, Part 1

Presenter Information

Gretel Ehrlich
Richard Ford
Tobias Wolff

Location

Memorial Union Ballroom

Event Website

http://www.undwritersconference.org

Start Date

4-4-1989 12:00 PM

End Date

4-4-1989 1:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from Tuesday, April 4, 1989, as part of the 20th Annual UND Writers Conference: “Circle of Many Colors,” Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Ford, and Tobias Wolff participate in a panel called “Sacred Ground, Sacred Words.” The panelists discuss their notions of sacredness, literary perceptions of the sacred, power of language, humility, inherent dangers in writing, the effect of history on characters, self-censorship, distinction and voice in fiction and nonfiction, dynamics of agency concerning language, the importance of discipline in writing, work habits, joining humor with seriousness, their approach to making mistakes as writers, and the monetary side of writing.

Moderated by Dr. Libby Rankin, Department of English.

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Panel: Sacred Ground, Sacred Words, Part 1

Memorial Union Ballroom

In this audiovisual recording from Tuesday, April 4, 1989, as part of the 20th Annual UND Writers Conference: “Circle of Many Colors,” Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Ford, and Tobias Wolff participate in a panel called “Sacred Ground, Sacred Words.” The panelists discuss their notions of sacredness, literary perceptions of the sacred, power of language, humility, inherent dangers in writing, the effect of history on characters, self-censorship, distinction and voice in fiction and nonfiction, dynamics of agency concerning language, the importance of discipline in writing, work habits, joining humor with seriousness, their approach to making mistakes as writers, and the monetary side of writing.

Moderated by Dr. Libby Rankin, Department of English.

https://commons.und.edu/writers-conference/1989/day2/3