Developing Your Memoir

Developing Your Memoir

Paul Lisicky
Week 8: July 30 to August 4
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Non-Fiction/Memoir
Open to All
Registration Open
Workshop Full: Waiting List may be available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

This is a class for those looking to revive a memoir or creative nonfiction project. We’ll spend the first three days of the week reading and thinking about the work of other writers (Hilton Als, Heidi Julavits, and Nick Flynn, among others), generating material inspired by those selections. We’ll spend the final two days talking about your new work. What does it mean to write memoir in 2017? How does one create a signature voice in volatile times? We’ll consider those questions again and again over the course of our week, and make sure delight isn’t an enemy to seriousness. 

Biography

PAUL LISICKY is the author of five books: The Narrow Door (a New York Times Editors' Choice), Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The AtlanticBuzzFeedConjunctionsFenceThe OffingTin House, and other magazines and anthologies. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden.