Writer’s Road Trip: A Moveable Feast of Story

with Patricia McNair

Saturday, May 1, 2021

9:30 – 11:30 am (CT)

On Zoom


($30 for current members of our Roundtable groups and for WWA members)

The journey is one of the most basic narrative devices in American storytelling. It can create physical movement, encourage character introspection and development, and build the dramatic tension and release needed for facilitating plot.  In this workshop, we will look closely at this structure in literary models and embark on our own journey via an extended writing activity. The session applies to writers of short or long fiction as well as creative non-fiction.

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Patricia Ann McNair’s recently released short story collection, Responsible Adults, was selected as a Legacy Series book by Cornerstone Press, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Her essay collection, And These are The Good Times was named a finalist for the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book of 2017. The Temple of Air, McNair’s debut story collection, received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors (US) Finalist Award. McNair has lived 98 percent of her life in the Midwest. She’s managed a gas station, served as a medical volunteer in Honduras, sold pots and pans door to door, tended bar and breaded mushrooms, worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and taught aerobics. Today she is an Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago where she was given the Teaching Excellence Award and was nominated for the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professor of the year. She lives in Chicago with her husband, the visual artist Philip Hartigan.