Event Title

Panel: Sacred Ground, Sacred Words

Presenter Information

Gretel Ehrlich
Richard Ford
Tobias Wolff

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

4-4-1989 12:00 PM

End Date

4-4-1989 1:00 PM

Description

This audiovisual recording from April 4, 1989 as part of the 20th annual UND Writing Conference: “Circle of Many Colors” features Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Ford, and Tobias Wolff forming the panel “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 Libby Rankin.

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Apr 4th, 12:00 PM Apr 4th, 1:00 PM

Panel: Sacred Ground, Sacred Words

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audiovisual recording from April 4, 1989 as part of the 20th annual UND Writing Conference: “Circle of Many Colors” features Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Ford, and Tobias Wolff forming the panel “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 Libby Rankin.