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Rebecca conducts workshops and residencies in writing centers, libraries, colleges, and universities throughout the United States

Rebecca currently serves on the MFA faculties of Queens University (Charlotte) and Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, as well as on the faculty of the annual Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.

Recipient of the N. C. Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, she was the Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University in 2015.

Rebecca with student
"In my workshops, I am not interested in 'fixing' so-called flawed texts; fixing is the work of morticians."

I am interested in helping writers discover what their drafts want to be when they grow up. How do we locate the essay hiding within the messay, the memoir stalled on a ME-more track, the poem trying to sing its way out of the journal's pages?

Rebecca McClanahan
four ways to work with rebecca
1) Enroll in an MFA program

Queens University, Charlotte

Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University

2) Apply for a short-term workshop

Kenyon Review Writers Workshop (Gambier, OH)

Katchemak Bay Writers' Workshop (Homer, AK)

3) Contact Rebecca to arrange a workshop in your area
4) Read Rebecca's books and articles of writing instruction

-Word Painting: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively

-Write Your Heart Out