This year's conference has been cancelled to maintain social distancing during the
COVID 19 outbreak.
Keynote Address: Reflections on a Passing Resemblance
M.F. Carpenter Professor of English and Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program
at the University of Iowa.
John D’Agata is the author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact, as well as the editor of the 3-volume series A New History of the Essay, which includes the anthologies The Next American Essay, The Making of the American Essay, and The Lost Origins of the Essay. He is currently working on a collection of translations and a book about a famous
ancient Greek letter. John D’Agata lives in Iowa City where he teaches creative writing
at the University of Iowa and directs The Nonfiction Writing Program.