Field Guide for Immersion Writing Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

ISBN-10: 0820342556
ISBN-13: 9780820342559
Edition: 2012
Authors: Robin Hemley
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

For centuries writers have used participatory experience as a lens through which to better see the world at large and as a means of exploring the self. Considering various types of participatory writing as different strains of one style—immersion writing—Robin Hemley offers new perspectives and practical advice for writers of this nonfiction genre.Immersion writing can be broken down into the broad categories of travel writing, immersion memoir, and immersion journalism. Using the work of such authors as Barbara Ehrenreich, Hunter S. Thompson, Ted Conover, A. J. Jacobs, Nellie Bly, Julio Cortazar, and James Agee, Hemley examines these three major types of immersion writing and further identifies the subcategories of the quest, the experiment, the investigation, the infiltration, and the reenactment. Included in the book are helpful exercises, models for immersion writing, and a chapter on one of the most fraught subjects for nonfiction writers—the ethics and legalities of writing about other people.A Field Guide for Immersion Writingrecalibrates and redefines the way writers approach their relationship to their subjects. Suitable for beginners and advanced writers, the book provides an enlightening, provocative, and often amusing look at the ways in which nonfiction writers engage with the world around them.A Friends Fund Publication.

Robin Hemley is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on DO-OVER!. He has published seven books, and his stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and many literary magazines and anthologies. Robin received his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop; he currently directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City, IA.

Acknowledgments
An Introduction to Immersion Writing:
Its Similarities and Diff erences from the Traditional
Memoir and Traditional Journalism
In Defense of the Vertical Pronoun
Forms of Immersion
Immersion Memoir
The Reenactment
The Experiment
The Infi ltration
The Investigation
The Quest
Exercises
Immersion Journalism
The Investigation
The Reenactment
The Quest
The Experiment
The Infi ltration
Exercises
Contents
Travel Writing
The Infi ltration
The Quest
The Reenactment
The Investigation or Forensic Journey
The Experiment
Exercises
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Ethics
Writing about Family and Friends
Writing about Others
Exercises
Legwork
The Proposal
Magazine Proposals
A Few Words on the Interview
The Proposal Reconsidered
Exercises
Conclusion:
Say What You See
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