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MVICW Christopher Citro: Zoom Lyric Essay Writing Workshop: The Hermit Crab Essay
July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Hermit Crab Essay
In this class we’ll explore the hermit crab essay, a hybrid form of the lyric essay which uses the shell of an existing form of writing, such as a recipe or questionnaire, in which to write our own personal essay. We’ll gain an acquaintance with this popular new form of the personal essay, then use prompts to inspire us in our own writing journey. Previous writing experience welcomed but not required. Free and open to all writers.
Christopher Citro is the author of If We Had a Lemon We’d Throw It and Call That the Sun (Elixir Press, 2020), winner of the 2019 Antivenom Poetry Award, and The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015). His poetry appears in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, and the Best New Poets and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His creative nonfiction appears in Boulevard, Southeast Review, Quarterly West, Passages North, Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, and The Florida Review, where it received the 2018 Meek Award for Creative Nonfiction. He teaches creative writing at SUNY Oswego and lives in Syracuse, New York.