TRANSFORMING CHAOS INTO ART: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

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Marion Winik
Week 11: August 18 to August 23
ORIENTATION: August 18, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: August 19-23, 9am-12pm
TUITION: $650
Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir is storytelling. We will approach the page with an eye towards structure, character, voice, place, detail. Find the tenacity and take-no-prisoners courage to do your finest work.

Please submit a 12 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) memoir manuscript to Dawn Walsh at dwalsh@fawc.org by August 9. Also, please bring 11 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting.

Biography

Longtime All Things Considered commentator Marion Winik is the author of The Baltimore Book of the Dead, First Comes Love and eight other books. Her award-winning column on BaltimoreFishbowl.com appears monthly, and her essays have been published in The New York Times, The Sun and elsewhere. She is the host of The Weekly Reader podcast and reviews books for Newsday, People, and Kirkus Review. She teaches at the University of Baltimore.