Authors Talk: Emily Townsend

Today we are pleased to feature author Emily Townsend as our Authors Talk series contributor. Emily speaks about finding her place in creative nonfiction, her “arbitrary” research process, and her complicated relationship with honeybees.

Emily captures the beauty of nonfiction writing concisely by noting its unique ability to allow writers to “untangling facts that [are] often left undiscovered.” Her podcast ranges from eloquent tidbits to candidly pointing out personal weaknesses in a way that makes the recording just as engaging and thought-provoking as her essay.

You can read Emily’s essay and hear her read it aloud in Superstition Review Issue 17.

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6 thoughts on “Authors Talk: Emily Townsend

  • October 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm
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    What an interesting piece. Significance is often times found in the little things in life!

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  • October 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm
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    Emily’s explanation of her piece and her approach to nonfiction is very interesting. It’s helpful for writers like myself to hear where other writers get their ideas from and how they synthesize a mountain of information into a cohesive work.

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  • October 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    Emily Townsend’s authors talk of her writing process of her honeybee essay and how she came into writing nonfiction is inspiring and relatable. I feel that she touches on important aspects of building research and connecting life experiences when writing non-fiction. I am new to non-fiction and her talk helped me see a little bit of what that genre entails.

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  • October 9, 2017 at 11:08 am
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    Loved hearing Emily talk about her work. I personally really enjoy reading non-fiction from time to time, and I liked hearing all about Emily’s piece.

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