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Kenyon Review interview with Rebecca

Tribal Knot

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Write briefly but well in 4 creative genres

Rebecca's "Liferower" has been selected as one of three model essays (along with essays by David Sedaris and Brian Doyle) for the new edition of Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief by David Starkey.

Tribal Knot

The Tribal Knot

Indiana University Press will publish Rebecca'a newest nonfiction book, The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change in the spring of 2013.

Tribal Knot

Excerpt from The Tribal Knot
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Word Painting

Word Painting Available on Kindle

Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively is now available as a Kindle edition.

Word Painting

Garrison Keillor reads Rebecca's poem "Autobiography of the Cab Driver..."

"The shortest distance between two points is always under construction."


One Word Deep: Lectures and Readings

One Word Deep
These lectures and readings were delivered during McClanahan's tenure as Writer in Residence at Ashland University. The five lectures address the sources of a writer's material, the creative process, and the writer's responsibility to the world outside her door. The readings include poems, essays, a parable, and a dramatic monologue.

Published by Ashland Poetry Press
9780912592343 (paperback)


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Selections from One Word Deep: Lectures and Readings