Timeline

  • Writing Memoir (online)

    A personal essay is 3,000 percent easier to write than a short story, claims writer Carol Bly. The essay is indeed a scalable form. In fact, this is our starting point for Writing Memoir: the personal essay. During this weekend, you’ll get the coaching to create a complete personal essay—from idea to first draft.

  • Publishing: The Basics

    What is the sanest way to approach publishing your work? Learn from writers who have published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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    The Art of Revision

    “Writing is rewriting,” the adage tells us.

     

    But how do we rewrite? How do we decide what to leave in and what to take out? How do we determine the scope of a piece, devine its essence, know where to start and where to end? Do we edit line by line, paragraph by paragraph—or make the professional leap of re-thinking the piece first?

  • The Short Story (online)

    Writing a short story is a wonderfully intricate process; we make countless creative decisions in the course of telling a single tale. During these two days, we’ll explore the most vital creative decisions and find what works for you as a storyteller.

  • Advanced Fiction (online)

    Writer’s block. Narrators trapped inside their own heads. Stories with intriguing beginnings—but no clear ending. These are a few of the problems fiction writers may face.

  • The Novel

    During the weekend, you’ll get an overview of what it takes to complete a novel. You do not need to be working on a book to attend the workshop. Whether you’re a beginner or an established writer, you’ll be able to solicit the information and insights to get the words on the page.

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