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The author of ten books, McClanahan has published work in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY, THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, THE PUSHCART PRIZE series, KENYON REVIEW, GEORGIA REVIEW, GETTYSBURG REVIEW, BOULEVARD, THE SUN, and in anthologies by Beacon Press, Norton, Doubleday, St. Martin's, Putnam, Penguin, and numerous other publishers.

upcoming events

September 18

Writing workshop (for all genres) Charlotte Lit
Charlotte, NC
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January 7-13

Queens University MFA Program
Charlotte, NC
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March 7-10, 2018

AWP Conference
Tampa, FL
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June 16-23, 2018

Kenyon Review Writers Workshop
Gambier, OH
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July 27-August 4, 2018

Rainier Writing Workshop @ Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
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News and publications

• Just Published:

"The Birthday Place" in Brevity Magazine
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"Erase Your Eyes" in Juxtaprose Magazine
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• New Essays...

by Rebecca are forthcoming soon from The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, New Ohio Review, , and Literal Latte. Stay tuned for links.

• Four Genres in Brief, 3rd edition

Rebecca's essay "Liferower" has been chosen for the 3rd edition of Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief (Bedford/St. Martin) alongside work by two other essayists, David Sedaris and Brian Doyle.

• Brevity Magazine

"Math Lesson" (essay) Issue 55/May 2017
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• Shenandoah

"Breaking the News" (essay) in Shenandoah, Spring 2017
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• Essay Daily

"The Essay as a Warm and Shifting Presence" (craft essay, delivered at AWP 2017)
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• The Sun

“What Love Looks Like From Here” and "Adopt a Bench" (essays) in The Sun, February 2017.
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