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Writing Hermit Crab Essays: Finding a Shape for Your Story with Silas Hansen
In this class, we will look at examples of this type of essay to figure out how and when it works, do writing exercises to try it ourselves, and share these exercises in a supportive environment to hear feedback.
Instructor: Silas Hansen
Do you have a true story to tell, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you sometimes struggle with “writer’s block” and need a new way to get words on the page? Are you interested in learning unique ways of organizing your thoughts?
Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola coined the term “hermit crab essay” in 2004’s Tell It Slant and the form—sometimes called a “fraudulent artifact”—has been gaining popularity among established and emerging writersView more
1125 Brookside Avenue, Suite B25, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Parking is located behind the Indiana Art Center in Broad Ripple. The Indiana Writers Center is in the smaller building behind the IAC, not the main building.
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