The Essay Daily Salon Series

Our Essay Daily Salon Series hosts intimate conversations with writers we love, pitched at writers in or out of creative writing programs, loosely aimed toward shop talk around the essay.

Our first one, Talking Back to Books, was 08.31.20, featuring Kim Adrian, author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: a Memoir, Sock (Object Lessons series)and Dear Knausgaardand editor of Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms and Stephanie Reents, author of I Meant to Kill Ye and The Kissing List. 

You may revisit this conversation here, where it'll be cached for a while.


Our second salon, October 30, 2020, 7pm Eastern time, will feature Bethany Maile, author of Anything Will Be Easy After This and Sarah Minor, author of Bright Archive, in conversation with Ander Monson about the Polymorphous Essay.
Bethany Maile is the author of the memoir Anything Will Be Easy After This: A Western Identity Crisis (fall 2020). Three times her essays have been named Notable Selections in the Best American series, and her creative work has earned an award from Prairie Schooner and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of magazines, including The Rumpus, Shenandoah, The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, River Teeth, Essay Daily, and High Desert Journal. Her essay, "We Sought But Couldn't Find" was included in the anthology Essay Daily: A Reader (Coffee House Press). And her essay “What Happened” was anthologized in What Happened June 21, 2018 (Essay Daily/New Michigan Press). Her graduate work earned her a position as a Fulbright Scholar Alternate.

Sarah Minor is the author of Bright Archive, a collection of visual essays forthcoming from Rescue Press (Fall 2020), Slim Confessions, forthcoming from Noemi Press (2021), and the digital chapbook The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated (Essay Press, 2016). She is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, curator of the visual essay series at Essay Daily, Video Editor at TriQuarterly Review and the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival.  She holds a PhD in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. 


The third in our Salon Series, to be scheduled in late November, will be Essay to Book: how we get from publishing an essay to a whole book of them (or book-length them). More details forthcoming.


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