A Story that Happens : On playwriting, childhood, & other traumas

A Story that Happens : On playwriting, childhood, & other traumas

A Story that Happens : On playwriting, childhood, & other traumas

A Story that Happens : On playwriting, childhood, & other traumas

A Story that Happens : On playwriting, childhood, & other traumas

Overview

Drawing on O’Brien’s experience of cancer and of childhood abuse, and on his ongoing collaboration with a war reporter, the four essays in A Story that Happens – first written as craft lectures for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the US Air Force Academy – offer hard-won insights into what stories are for and the reasons why, ‘afraid and hopeful’, we begin to tell them.

Authors

Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien is a playwright, poet, and librettist. His play The Body of an American received the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize, the Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play, the PEN Center USA Award for Drama, the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, and was shortlist ...
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