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Touching on memory, he said/she said, and the side-scan sonar treatment in writing from a distance, Domingo Martinez will discuss the difference between what’s right, what’s true, what’s correct, and what’s just wrong when writing nonfiction from personal experience in a one-hour lecture, followed by a review of contributions from participants. Students are encouraged to submit a single chapter or 300-500 word piece for peer review two weeks beforehand.
Domingo Martinez is the New York Times bestselling author of The Boy Kings of Texas and was a finalist for the National Book Award. The book has been optioned by HBO for an original series through Salma Hayek’s production company, Ventanarosa. Martinez’s work has appeared in Texas Monthly, The New Republic, Saveur Magazine, and more. He has also appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, This American Life, and The Diane Rehm Show.