A Story That Happens - by Dan O'Brien

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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.

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Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

Released: 2021

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BWW Book Review: A STORY THAT HAPPENS By Dan O'Brien by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - March 13, 2021

Playwright Dan O'Brien made a splash in LA theatre back in 2017 when The House In Scarsdale: A Memoir For The Stage received multiple Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nominations. Now, O'Brien has published four of the essays under the title, A Story That Happens, as a primer for burgeoning playwrights.

Dan O'Brien Talks A STORY THAT HAPPENS: ON PLAYWRITING, CHILDHOOD & OTHER TRAUMAS by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 02, 2021

Dan O'Brien is an internationally-recognized playwright and poet who has received such honors the Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama, the Horton Foote Prize, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and two PEN America Awards. O'Brien has published three poetry collections (War Reporter, New Life, and Scarsdale) and is set to release his new book next month. 



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