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Joan Wickersham JUMP STARTS FOR COLD MORNINGS – LIVE Multi-Genre May 17 to May 21, 2021 Number of Participants: 10 Price: $550 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop

Whether we’re writing memoir or fiction, we are always aiming for a story that feels true. How do we convey characters and situations in a way that is believable, fresh, and compelling? How do we free ourselves from what we think we’re supposed to be writing, and head for the sometimes scary – and always far more interesting – territory of messy experience and complex emotion? In this generative workshop, we will look at different techniques used by writers, and we’ll work from prompts suggested by our own lives and experiences, all with the goal of finding rich new resources to draw on for future work.

Please have with you a notebook, and a few photographs of personal significance.

Meets: 2pm-4pm EST


Joan Wickersham’s books include The News from Spain and The Suicide Index, a National Book Award Finalist. Her fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many other publications. Her new book of poems, No Ship Sets Out To Be a Shipwreck, will be published in Fall, 2024. Wickersham writes a regular op-ed column for The Boston Globe and has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell, and Yaddo. She has taught fiction and memoir at Harvard, The University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

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