Freesia McKee – Crustacean Adaptation: Writing Hermit Crab Forms (3/19- 21)


Hermit crab essays borrow the form of another piece of writing, such as a field guide, recipe, obituary, how-to guide, or eBay listing, to tell a creative story. Just as real hermit crabs create mobile homes from shells they scrounge in the wild, we will find shelter within unusual written forms to tell our stories. Writers of hybrid forms, essays, stories, and poetry will scavenge for “non-literary” shells and explore the possibilities these new forms present when we view them anew as homes for narrative.

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