Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

Dani Shapiro
Week 11: August 20 to August 25
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Fiction, Non-Fiction/Memoir
Open to All
Registration Open
Workshop Full: Waiting List may be available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir, fiction – it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in pages of a memoir-in-progress or a work of fiction, we approach the page with an eye towards structure, character, voice, place, detail. Find the tenacity and take-no-prisoners courage to do your finest work.

Please submit a 12 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) memoir or fiction manuscript to by August 10. Also, please bring 10 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting. 


DANI SHAPIRO is the bestselling author of the memoirs, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and others. Her new book, Hourglass, was published in 2017.