Memoir as Interior Renovation

Memoir as Interior Renovation

Brian Turner
Week 4: July 2 to July 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Non-Fiction/Memoir
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 1 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

In this intensive workshop on memoir, we’ll offer critique and feedback on the memoir you’ve begun, as well as discover ways to expand and explore the work you’ve already created. With a literary tool belt and an eye toward renovation, we’ll knock out some of the walls, put in skylights, and revamp the inner corridors so that all of the rooms interconnect with one another.

Please submit up to 20 pages of a memoir-in-progress by June 18 to dwalsh@fawc.org.

Biography

BRIAN TURNER is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US Army. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, the 2007 Poets Prize, and others. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine, and other fine journals. Turner has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more. His recent memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, has been called, “achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful.”