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An event you won’t want to miss: 412: The Pittsburgh Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival.

I’ll be part of a panel discussion Sunday morning, talking about online publications. Both Inkburns and Fat Plum will have items available in the Media Fair over the weekend, so stop in and see us!

From the webpage:

412: The Pittsburgh Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival
For Readers, Writers & Publishers
Featuring John Edgar Wideman, Richard Nash, the 412 Media Fair and More
November 12-14, 2004

WHAT IS 412?
The First Annual Pittsburgh Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival

412 is a week of readings, lectures, parties and workshops featuring literary Pittsburgh, from colleges and universities to city magazines and newspapers to indie and online publications.

412 expands the local audience and introduces new publishing projects that represent the future of Pittsburgh and creative nonfiction.

412 showcases Pittsburgh’s great writers, independent publishers and venues.

412 encourages locals to support local literary initiatives by volunteering, attending events and submitting their work.

412 is the place where students, teachers, authors and readers converge in an atmosphere of creativity, optimism and celebration of Pittsburgh’s unique place in the literary world.

Creative nonfiction is shorthand for an exciting genre that encompasses the hard-hitting honesty of journalism and the dramatic techniques of fiction. Creative nonfiction is no oxymoron; it