Coming of Out of the Shell: On the Hermit Crab Essay
with Hasanthika Sirisena
November 4th from 1PM to 3PM ET via Zoom
In this generative workshop we'll consider essays that incorporate found forms: a crossword puzzle, a medical history, a recipe. Hermit crab essays are an increasingly popular form that allows the essayist to play, to search, to imbue essays with layers of meaning. We’ll take a look at some hermit crab essays, discuss the opportunities, and the limits, of incorporating found forms, and we’ll practice the form through short generative prompts.