S275. Essaying Beyond the Page: Intermedia Essays

Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


The essay—in its vocal shifts, its digressions, its lyricism and its flexible forms—is a genre particularly well-suited to works that exist off, or beyond the page. Intermedia essaying is a genre on the rise. On this panel, writers and artists who compose video, concrete, material, and performed essays will discuss new issues of creation, performance, and reception. They’ll talk about print journals, performance spaces, and the process of making work that essays beyond the page.



Sarah Einstein is an assistant professor of creative writing at UT Chattanooga. Her book Mot: A Memoir was selected for the AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction for 2014. She's the special projects editor for Brevity and her work has appeared in The Sun, Ninth Letter, and other journals and been awarded a Pushcart Prize.

Karrie Higgins is an intermedia essayist and artist. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals and have twice been Notables in Best American Essays.

John Bresland works in film, radio, and print. His work has been anthologized in Essayists on the Essay: Montaigne to Our Time as well as The Fourth Genre, an anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction. He teaches creative writing and media arts at Northwestern.

Sarah Minor is the author of The Persistence of the Bonyleg: Annotated, a digital chapbook. She runs a series on visual essays at Essay Daily and teaches as a doctoral candidate in creative nonfiction at Ohio University. Her recent work appears at The Normal School, Passages North, and Territory.

Gretchen Henderson is the author of four books, most recently Ugliness: A Cultural History, with essays in Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Southern Review, and Brevity. Her nonfiction includes opera. She is the Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in Environmental Humanities and Writing at the University of Utah.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center