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, portrait painting, figurative sculpture, and printmaking. Evening events include a keynote address by Gregory Orr, faculty readings and artist talks, student readings and open studios.

KEYNOTE
GREGORY Orr

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Gregory Orr’s memoir, The Blessing, was chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best non-fiction books of the year. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry. His most recent volumes include The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, The River Inside the River, How Beautiful The Beloved, and Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved. Orr has received many awards and fellowships, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence.

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

WRITING FACULTY

ALYSIA ABBOTT
WHERE TO BEGIN: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

 

 

 

ELISSA ALTMAN
TELLING YOUR STORY: PERMISSION & THE NEW MEMOIRIST

 

 

 

NICOLE J. GEORGES
DRAWING A LINE: GRAPHIC MEMOIR

 

 

 

ROBIN HEMLEY
THE MEANING OF EVERYWHERE: TRAVELS IN MEMORY AND YOUR BACKYARD

 

 

 

DEBORAH MIRANDA
WRITING DOWN YOUR DEMONS 

 

 

 

BRIAN TURNER
CONNECTING THE PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY

KATE CLARK
FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE: EXPLORING NONTRADITIONAL MATERIALS TO CREATE A VISUAL STORY

 


 

SIMONETTE QUAMINA
PRINTING THROUGH THE COLLAGE

 

 

 

JAMES EVERETT STANLEY
FACES: A PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP