CANCELLED- LAY IT BARE Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

I’ll be doing my creative nonfiction workshop LAY IT BARE at the Sitka Center again this year – as many previous attendees requested (I listened!), I’ve added a third day to the format so writers can spend more time revising and getting feedback.

Here’s the info and the website to sign up:

LAY IT BARE Workshop Overview:

Successful memoirs, whether book or essay, often combine self-imagination, a bare-naked heart and a fearless dose of honesty. This workshop will be structured around finding our way into this place. We will read excerpts, write, share work and discuss different methods of non-fiction storytelling. The first two days will be spent generating new work—we will investigate ways to unearth material from our lives and learn constructive editing techniques. The third day will focus on revising one new piece and sharing it with the group. You will leave with several fragments, starts, and one longer piece that has received group feedback.

LAY IT BARE – Sitka Center Memoir Workshop

I’ll be teaching again this summer at one of my favorite places on earth, The Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. I’d love for you to join me if you’re working on a memoir project or curious about how to start one for this two-day low-key writing workshop.

Here is the link to the Sitka Center Catalogue: SIGN UP HERE

Hope to see you there.

M

 

Creative Non-fiction Workshop at Sitka Center

Lay It Bare: The Naked Heart of Personal Narrative

Join me at the Sitka Center on Cascade Head, the most beautiful place on the Oregon Coast, to read and write and work on our creative non-fiction together. All levels welcome.

Sitka Catalog Description: The most successful works of memoir, whether book or essay, combine self-imagination, a bare naked heart and a fearless dose of honesty. This workshop will be structured around finding our way into this place. Read excerpts, write, share work, and discuss different methods of non-fiction storytelling. We will investigate ways to unearth material from our lives as we learn constructive editing techniques. Our focus together will be generating new work. You’ll leave with several fragments and starts, and one longer piece to return to on your own.

LAY IT BARE: The Heart of Personal Narrative

This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Details
07/30/2016 – 07/31/2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $165
Total Cost: $165
Minimum Age Level: 16+
Skill Level: All skill levels

Description

The most successful works of memoir, whether books or essays, combine self-imagination, a bare naked heart and a fearless dose of honesty. This workshop will be structured around finding our way into this place. Read excerpts, write, share work, and discuss different methods of non-fiction storytelling. We will investigate ways to unearth material from our lives and learn constructive editing techniques. Our focus together will be generating new work—you’ll likely leave with several fragments and starts, and one longer piece to return to on your own.