25th Annual Key West Literary Seminar - January 11-14, 2007



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"Wondrous Strange: Mystery, Intrigue, and Psychological Drama"
January 11-14, 2007


Joyce Carol Oates
PANELIST Joyce Carol Oates


Joyce Carol Oates has often expressed an intense nostalgia for the time and place of her childhood, and her working-class upbringing is lovingly recalled in much of her fiction. Yet she has also admitted that the rural, rough-and-tumble surroundings of her early years involved "a daily scramble for existence." Growing up in the countryside outside of Lockport, New York, she attended a one-room schoolhouse in the elementary grades. As a small child, she told stories instinctively by way of drawing and painting before learning how to write. After receiving the gift of a typewriter at age fourteen, she began consciously training herself, "writing novel after novel" throughout high school and college.
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