Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Week

Dive deep into nonfiction. Transform real life experiences into art. Join us for an invigorating week featuring an outstanding faculty of writers and artists teaching workshops in memoir, essay, creative nonfiction, painting, and drawing, all of which relate to narrative, portraits, and place. Evening events include a keynote address by Alexander Chee, faculty readings and artist talks, student readings and open studios.

 

KEYNOTE:
Alexander Chee


SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Alexander Chee is the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night. He is a novelist and essayist, a winner of the Whiting Award and the NEA fellowship in prose. His work has most recently appeared in The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Tin House, and Best American Essays 2016. He is an associate professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College. 

Keynote is free for students attending a workshop this week. 
Tickets for the general public will be available at the door
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WRITING FACULTY

HANIF ABDURRAQIB
WIDENING THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE IN NONFICTION

 

 

 

ELISSA ALTMAN
TELLING YOUR STORY: PERMISSION & THE NEW MEMOIRIST

 

 

 

MELISSA FEBOS
BREAKING FORM: ALCHEMIES IN CREATIVE NONFICTION STRUCTURE

 

 

 

LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI
CREATING THEATER FROM REAL EVENTS

 

 

 

TESSA FONTAINE
WRITING YOUR WAY TO THE SPARK: A MEMOIR/PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

 

 

 

PAUL LISICKY
ON URGENCY: A MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP

 

 

 

ANDER MONSON
NO SELF BUT IN OBJECTS: AN ESSAY & MEMOIR WORKSHOP

 

 

 

SUSANNA SONNENBERG
FIGHTING THE EGO: HOW TO GET REAL IN MEMOIR

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY


MARK ADAMS
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOREAU: A DRAWING & WRITING WORKSHOP




 

JAMES EVERETT STANLEY
FACES: A PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP