The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Body as Hybrid Host with Piper J. Daniels

Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 
Basha, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Fiction, Hybrid, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
Tags: The Body, Narrative, Structure, Sensory Details

About the Session

Throughout literary history, the notion of story has been communicated through linear narrative carried to fruition by a traditional arc. Contemporary hybrid texts reject the idea that this formula is necessary to organize story and communicate meaning. When linear narrative is stripped away, what holds the story together? In this session, we'll explore the universality of the body and its sensory perceptions as an organizational mechanism to organize story and orient and impact the reader. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Piper J. Daniels

Piper J. Daniels (she/ her) is a Michigan native and queer intersectional feminist currently living in the American Southwest. She received a BA from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from University of Washington. Her debut essay collection, Ladies Lazarus, won the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award, was longlisted for the PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award For the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction. Entropy named Ladies Lazarus one of their favorite books of 2018. Daniels’s work appears in Hotel Amerika, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, Entropy, Longreads, and elsewhere. She works as a full-time writer and manuscript consultant to the curious and the brave.