Start: February 6, 2019 7:30 p.m.
End: February 6, 2019 8:30 p.m.
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 225

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Dr. Matt Mullins
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Every year, the Creative Writing Program at Ball State features two of its faculty who write in a particular genre. This year, that will be creative nonfiction writers Jill Christman and Todd McKinney on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM in AJ 225. 

Jill Christman is the author of two memoirs, Darkroom: A Family Exposure, an AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction winner, and Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (Shebooks 2014). Her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines including Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Oprah Magazine, River Teeth, TriQuarterly, and True Story, and in anthologies including Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture and Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family. Visit her at

Todd McKinney teaches a variety of classes for the Ball State English Department, including workshops in creative nonfiction and has served as the faculty advisor for the Writers Community since its inception in 2007. He has published work in a variety of journals including The Cimarron Review, SmartishPace, Monkey Bicycle, and elsewhere. His chapbook, A Matter of Public Record was published in 2007.