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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
10K: Essaying Identity: Finding Voice in Hybrid and Mixed Genre Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

As writers, how can the malleable parameters of genre allow us to navigate individual and collective identity? In a diverse and ever-changing cultural landscape, how can writers push in, pull out, or simply re-draw the boundaries of literary form to serve our nuanced experiences? This session on “essaying identity,” will explore ways to create voice in the interstices of the “in-between.” Extending the concept of the essay as an attempt, we will discuss how hybrid forms allow writers to navigate and/or negate the boundaries of identity, history, place, and memory, and share insight on the joys and challenges of bending the lines.

Speakers
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Jericho Parms

Author, LOST WAX
Jericho Parms is the author of Lost Wax (University of Georgia Press, 2016). Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, The Normal School, Hotel Amerika, American Literary Review, Brevity and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, noted in Best American Ess... Read More →


Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:45pm
Charles River Room

Attendees (15)