Pre-Conference Craft Workshop A – The Collage Essay

Join award-winning writer Sarah Einstein for a workshop focusing on the collage essay. In this session, participants will work with a number of very short writing prompts meant to get us thinking about the way in which fragmented texts use juxtaposition, shared imagery, extended metaphor, and temporal displacement to create narrative movement in creative nonfiction. Participants will leave the workshop with a strong start on an essay that engages the reader through both what is, and what is not, on the page. Together, we will explore how collage brings the reader in and invites her to be an active participant in meaning, and how to use a variety of writing techniques to bring coherence to the fragments we write.

Sarah is the author of the award-winning book Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press, 2015), and the recipient of both a Pushcart and a Best of the Net prize for her short form essays. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, PANK, The Sun, and other journals. She is also the prose editor for Stirring and the past managing editor of Brevity.


(All pre- and post-conference workshops are optional add-ons to regular conference registration of $49; limited space available.)


Location: Salon A Date: August 7, 2015 Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm sarah-einstein Sarah Einstein