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Creative Approaches to Structuring Your Essay with Nancy McCabe

February 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Essay workshop graphicJoin Straw Dog Writers Guild on Wednesday, February 9 from 7:00-9:00pm for an online craft workshop: Creative Approaches to Structuring Your Essay with Nancy McCabe. This interactive presentation will focus on the devices that fiction and poetry offers us in structuring our essays. We’ll explore options from traditional narrative to lyric approaches like braids, collages, lists, and hermit crab forms, read some examples, and try out some exercises.

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Bio: Nancy McCabe is the author of six books, most recently Can This Marriage Be Saved? A Memoir, which explores the story of her ill-advised, ill-fated youthful marriage through hermit crab essays and extended metaphors. Her books also include From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood and the novel Following Disasters. Her short pieces have appeared in numerous publications, most recently Salon, ACM, Entropy, and Essay Daily, in addition to such places as Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Massachusetts Review, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her work has received a Pushcart and made notable listings eight times in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. She directs the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She also teaches in the Spalding low-residency MFA program and online for the Creative Nonfiction Foundation.


February 9, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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