The Godfather of creative non-fiction: Lee Gutkind

"We have become writers to help make a change in the world and by capturing the meaning of what it is we see and hear, what it is we observe, we can help change a very little bit of how a reader perceives an idea, a human being or a situation." This quote came from Lee Gutkind's website.

Lee Gutkind will be attending the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference at Arizona State University. His books include Almost Human: Making Robots Think which he discusses on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Check out this link.

His books include Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather, The Best Seat in Baseball, But You Have to Stand, and Stuck in Time: The tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness.

He has worked as an editor for Silence Kills: Speaking Out and Saving Lives, The Best Creative Non-Fiction Volume I, and Rage and Reconciliation: Inspiring a Health Care Revolution.

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be showcasing talented writers from all over the country and is coming up fast. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 18-21 2009 and will feature seminars, workshops, and readings from distinguished poets, fiction writers, and creative non-fiction writers.