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TEDxHomer-Rich Chiappone- What Good is Fiction?

Richard Chiappone is the author of two collections of short fiction and essays, and dozens of magazine pieces of all kinds. His story, RACCOON, was made into to an award winning short film featured at international festivals; his work has been read on BBC Radio. He teaches at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College here in Homer, and in the MFA Low Residence Graduate Program at University of Alaska Anchorage. Richard lives on the Anchor River just north of Homer with his wife and cats. Chiappone says that what matters to his heart is "that my stories encourage the reader to remember what it means to be a human being." .
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