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.
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.
WIDENING THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE IN NONFICTION
TELLING YOUR STORY: PERMISSION & THE NEW MEMOIRIST
BREAKING FORM: ALCHEMIES IN CREATIVE NONFICTION STRUCTURE
CREATING THEATER FROM REAL EVENTS
WRITING YOUR WAY TO THE SPARK: A MEMOIR/PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP
ON URGENCY: A MEMOIR AND CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP
NO SELF BUT IN OBJECTS: AN ESSAY & MEMOIR WORKSHOP
FIGHTING THE EGO: HOW TO GET REAL IN MEMOIR
VISUAL ARTS FACULTY
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOREAU: A DRAWING & WRITING WORKSHOP
JAMES EVERETT STANLEY
FACES: A PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP