24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Nick Flynn Sprint Workshop with Nick Flynn – LIVE Non-Fiction August 19, 2023 Number of Participants: 100 Price: $225.00 Format: 3 Hour Sprint - LIVE Zoom Workshop

Memoir as Bewilderment – LIVE via ZOOM: 9am-12pm (Eastern) on August 19th.

In The Unnamable, Beckett offers this: “Dear incomprehension, it’s thanks to you I’ll be myself in the end.” In our week together, I would like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of “bewilderment” and how it gets acted out in our writing — either through syntax, our accessing the duende, leaps into the unconscious, or simply circling around what is unsaid, unknown, unrealized. This will be a generative workshop, in the sense that we will look closely at work we bring in to find ways to transform it and go deeper into the shadow world — in this it is also a radical revision workshop.

Sprints are 3 hour generative workshops with stellar writers, usually centered on a theme.

This workshop is limited to 100 participants.


Nick Flynn’s most recent book is Low (Graywolf, 2023). Other recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: Threads, Collaborations, and Conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty-five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. His bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages.

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