Storey Clayton

Storey Clayton

Storey Clayton is a current MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at West Virginia University. He’s worked as a youth counselor, debate coach, strategic analyst, development director, rideshare driver, and poker player. In the past year, his nonfiction has appeared or been accepted in over a dozen literary journals, including Typehouse Literary Magazine, Barely South Review, The Bookends Review, Here Comes Everyone, and North Dakota Quarterly. You can learn more about Storey at his personal website, The Blue Pyramid.

Storey Clayton

Drawing Out the Core

Julie Patterson interviews
Storey Clayton

 

Nonfiction co-editor Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #45 featured nonfiction writer Storey Clayton. Here’s what Storey had to say about the balance between the universal and the personal in creative nonfiction, the art of revision, his literary influences, and more… 
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The Thing that Vanishes

NONFICTION ISSUE #45

Unbecoming Doogie

By Storey Clayton

 

In retrospect, it seems likely that the school district administrators were bluffing when they recommended that I skip four grades. Oregon District 10 Superintendent Harold Riggan put the offer to my parents: “Storey is testing at an eighth-grade level…
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