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.
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.
WHERE TO BEGIN: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP
TELLING YOUR STORY: PERMISSION & THE NEW MEMOIRIST
NICOLE J. GEORGES
DRAWING A LINE: GRAPHIC MEMOIR
THE MEANING OF EVERYWHERE: TRAVELS IN MEMORY AND YOUR BACKYARD
WRITING DOWN YOUR DEMONS
CONNECTING THE PERSONAL TO THE POLITICAL: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP
VISUAL ARTS FACULTY
FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE: EXPLORING NONTRADITIONAL MATERIALS TO CREATE A VISUAL STORY
PRINTING THROUGH THE COLLAGE
JAMES EVERETT STANLEY
FACES: A PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP