Role Play: Essays on Fitting into the World

Savannah Brooks

Savannah Brooks earned her BS in marketing from Virginia Tech and her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She works in publishing, as an associate agent for the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency and an editor and reader for multiple literary organizations. Her work can be found in Hobart, Barely South Review, Lime Hawk, and Every Writer's Resource, among others, and her thesis essay "Topography of a Face" was shortlisted for Disquiet's Lit Prize.


Through eight essays, the topics of which range from face transplants to recreational fighting to 9/11 to the Driftless Area, Role Play examines the ways in which we are shaped by the events, interests, and places around us and how we go on to shape the world because of them. By studying violence, waywardness, silence, and hope, these essays converse on the relationship between action and consequence and how we are affected by both.