Summer Workshop Program 2024

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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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Garrard Conley Begin Here: A Generative Nonfiction Workshop July 21 to July 26, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
Register for this Workshop

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by research, intimidated by structure and/or narrative possibilities, or otherwise stuck in pre-drafting limbo, this workshop will present you with generative prompts, examples drawn from skilled writers, and opportunities to go hands-on with your nonfiction project. There will be a mix of discussion, in-class writing, and workshops which focus primarily on the higher-order issues of drafting a longer project. Expect the practical above the lyrical, though we will make time to appreciate excellent writing.


By July 5, please send to 200 words (or fewer) describing your proposed project. Stumped? Don’t quite know what you want to write? No worries. Tell me about it so I can help you.


Garrard Conley is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Boy Erased (Riverhead/Penguin 2016) and the novel All the World Beside (Riverhead/Penguin 2024). He is the creator and co-producer of the podcast UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America (Stitcher/Limina 2018). His work has been published by The New York Times, Oxford American, TIME and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Conley is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow specializing in fiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University.

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