Hermit Crab Essay Workshop


Level: Introductory
Length: 1 session, 1.5 hours
Day: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am PST
Format: Online/Virtual Workshop

A term developed by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola in their book Tell it Slant, the “hermit crab” essay explores using other forms for your narrative. You can borrow many forms to be the home for your narrative, from an almanac to a recipe. It is a methodology that can use for the whole text or as a generative process.

This workshop will dive into the elements of borrowed forms, explore authors who have honed the craft of the hermit crab essay, and provide the space for your own creations.

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