September 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Minor Publishes Essay on Quilting and Writing

Sarah Minor, doctoral student in creative writing

Sarah Minor, doctoral student in creative writing

by Kristin Distel

Sarah Minor, doctoral candidate in creative writing, has published a well-received essay with Literary Hub. Her essay, “What Quilting and Embroidery Can Teach Us about Narrative Form,” examines the connections between stitched texts and braided essays. “A beautifully described personal scene, like a stitched text, can reveal the complex layers that compose a larger narrative,” she writes.

Minor frequently combines these art forms in her own work. Earlier this year she contributed a quilt square to a project called Unstitched States, a digital collection of artwork and quilt squares that, as Minor explains, “Each have their own message.”

Minor is an assistant professor of creative writing at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Normal School, Passages North, and the Object Lessons series from The Atlantic. Minor’s book, “The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated,” won the 2015 Essay Press Chapbook Contest. You can see more embroidered works via her twitter handle @sarahceniaminor.

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