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    Issue 68 Fall 2018

    Risk

    Creative Nonfiction #68: “Risk” explores how we balance the threat of loss against the promise of gain. Writers recall the thrill and terror of going off the high-dive and skiing alone in avalanche country (which one really shouldn’t do). They impulsively invite famous chefs over for dinner, set off on poorly planned road trips, and weigh the advantages of medicating their children.

    Plus, the role of litmags in the Trump era; how to “get naked” on the page; lessons from John McPhee; tiny truths; and more.

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    True Story, Issue #21

    "On Running" by Megan Baxter

    Equally a meditation on the pursuit of running, a reflection on Lewis and Clark’s endeavor to map the continent, and an exploration of the body’s limitations, True Story #21 asks: Is it possible to outrun yourself?

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    True Story, Issue #20

    "6'3" Man with Doritos" by Matthew Clark

    Offering vivid, immersive reports from real life, every issue of True Story is a small celebration of the larger-than-life stories and experiences that make us think differently about what it means to be human.


    ABOUT ISSUE #20:  Home alone for a month, a married man on the verge of midlife revisits old letters from his first love and wonders why it's so hard to apologize.

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    Issue 66 Dangerous Creations

    Spring 2018

    Creative Nonfiction #66: "Dangerous Creations" is devoted to real-life Frankenstein stories about the intersections of technological innovation and the human condition. Writers consider prenatal surgeries, lifesaving medical interventions, and the limitations of science and medicine, wondering what it means, in the modern era, to be a monster.

    Plus, Heather Sellers on writing through dark places; how technology is changing the way we think; Jenny Boully on beginnings and endings; tiny truths; and more. 

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    True Story, Issue #19

    "Cruel & Inhuman Treatment" by Carolyn Edgar

    Offering vivid, immersive reports from real life, every issue of True Story is a small celebration of the larger-than-life stories and experiences that make us think differently about what it means to be human.


    ABOUT ISSUE #19: “Don’t marry a man like your father,” Carolyn Edgar’s mother warned her. But the impact of a family history of domestic violence proves almost as profound as the head-shaped dent in a wall of the author’s childhood home.

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    True Story, Issue #18

    "Search Party" by Stewart Lawrence Sinclair

    Offering vivid, immersive reports from real life, every issue of True Story is a small celebration of the larger-than-life stories and experiences that make us think differently about what it means to be human.


    ABOUT ISSUE #18: One sunny July morning, a grandmother steps off her front stoop and vanishes into Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. A young transplant to the neighborhood joins the search for the disoriented octogenarian—past pizzerias and halal butchers, Chinese pastry shops and churches—and considers the meaning of community.

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    Issue 65 Science & Religion

    Fall 2017

    Creative Nonfiction #65 is dedicated to discovering unexplored harmonies between science and religion. Whether considering the spiritual potential of Google search, talking to high school biology teachers in central Pennsylvania, studying the Mormon cosmos, or forging a career path that passes through both the seminary and the science lab, the writers in this issue seek a nuanced view of the world that demands both wisdom and wonder.

    Plus, an encounter with Marilynne Robinson; the challenges of writing about religious experience without using the word God; a survey of spiritual writing, from St. Augustine to St. Joan (Didion); tiny truths; and more.

Online Reading

The Truth Is I Never Left You

V. Alexandra Lytton Regalado

A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything. more

The Ink that Binds

Sheryl St. Germain

Could requiring community service help creative writing MFA programs become less elitist? more

Encounters

Patricia Hampl

Patricia Hampl has not lost her sense of wonder more

Artwork

Ruminating, Research, and Realizing

"I have always felt that my mission as an illustrator is to honor the work of past luminaries while creating works that reflect my own era’s thinking." more

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