Our third class of nonfiction authors and documentarians is wrapping up, and they all report having enormously productive stays. One author pressed the “send” button to his publisher at 4:36 a.m. the day before his departure—the manuscript complete.
Three of our writers—Finbarr O’Reilly, Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Ivan Sigal—drew in more than 60 members of the community for an evening of thoughtful discussion around their three perspectives on photographing conflict in a program entitled “What Does War Look Like?”. We are anticipating that this might be the first of many evenings where our authors and documentarians share the work they are doing here at the Institute with members of the community.
Finally, we are so proud that two of our authors: M.T. Connolly and Jonathan Meiburg were featured in an Altamont Enterprise article focused on the nonfiction program here at the Institute. M.T. Connolly, whose own book is focused on the immense and often invisible problem elder abuse, summed up her view of the Logan Nonfiction Program by saying, “It’s central to a democratic society to have deeply reported and deeply investigated accountings of complex subjects.”