Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

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Dani Shapiro
Week 11: August 16 to August 21
ORIENTATION: August 16, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: August 17-21, 9am-12pm
TUITION: $650
Discipline: Multi-Genre
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, fiction – it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in pages of a memoir-in-progress or a work of fiction, we 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 or fiction manuscript to Dawn Walsh at dwalsh@fawc.org by August 7. Also, please bring 11 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting.

Biography

Dani Shapiro is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling memoir, Inheritance, which was published in January 2019 by Knopf. Her other books include the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Along with teaching writing workshops around the world, Dani has taught at Columbia and New York University, and is the cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. In February of 2019, Dani launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. An iTunes Top 10 podcast, the series features stories from guests who—like Dani— have uncovered life-altering and long-hidden secrets from their families’ past. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.