Oct. 14, 2005
Will Jennings, author and lecturer in the University of Iowa’s Rhetoric Department, will read from his work and present the topic “Mapping the Personal Essay: The Interrogated Self, The Investigated World” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center. The public is invited to attend this free event, which is sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Sioux City Readings Series.
Jennings’ presentation will focus on the various ways writers of personal essays navigate and utilize researched material and the role of creative nonfiction in undergraduate and graduate curricula.
Jennings teaches nonfiction, essay, and personal narrative writing courses at the University of Iowa. He serves as faculty leader for the Rhetoric Department’s Professional Development Program and is the current director of “The Morphing Textbook,” a hypertext curriculum resource for the university’s rhetoric and composition instructors. He also helps to coordinate the department’s integration of multimedia and Web-based instructional technologies.
Jennings received his master of fine arts degree in 1997 from the University of Iowa’s Program in Nonfiction Writing. He is currently working on “Dead Reckoning,” a book-length narrative project exploring the ways in which intimate violence alters the public landscape.
For more information, contact Dr. Sean Meehan, assistant professor of English at Morningside, at (712) 274-5268, or the office of Public Relations at (712) 274-5320.