Summer Workshop Program 2024

Attention participants!
Our new Tiered Tuition System asks you to choose one of the following tuition levels:

$900 - Sustaining Level
$800 - Standard Level
$700 - Subsidized Level
$500 - Student/Teacher Level

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Susanna Sonnenberg Asking Why: Memoir Is a Question July 28 to August 2, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
This Workshop Is Full
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Why does this story matter? Why do I keep telling it? Why am I like this? Memoir doesn’t demand you answer these questions but that you explore them tirelessly. In a confidential environment, with shared readings and generative prompts, we investigate the questions and create new terrain for you to follow as you work on memoir. This is a rigorous workshop. Expect to read your fellow writers’ works and short selections from such memoirists as Tove Ditlevsen Annie Ernaux, Kelle Groom, and Scholastique Mukasonga.


Please send a sample of your writing of no more than 1200 words to by June 28.


Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of two memoirs, Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships, both New York Times bestsellers. She has been on the summer faculty of the Fine Arts Work Center since 2017. She lives in Missoula, Montana, where she teaches online and hikes with her dog Mazie.

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