Lauren Kessler: Watching My Daughter Drive

“My daughter drives.

“Are there three scarier, more exciting words in the English language?”

Read UO journalism professor Lauren Kessler’s new post on the blog. Kessler is professor & director of the UO Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program and a member of the CSWS Women Writers Advisory Board.

Kessler will be a leading an afternoon workshop at the 2013 CSWS Women Writers Symposium: Common Ground on May 11, 2013. Her workshop will be “The Power of Fact:  Nonfiction Storytelling.”

Kessler is the author of twelve books, including seven works of narrative nonfiction. Using a combination of immersion reportage and deep research, she has tackled subjects as diverse as 21st century teen girl culture (My Teenage Werewolf) and Alzheimer’s (Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose). She is the author of Oregon Book Award winner Stubborn Twig; Clever Girl; The Happy Bottom Riding Club, and Full Court Press, as well as The Dissident Press, a history of alternative journalism, and three textbooks.