Summer Workshop Program 2023
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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’ll work from prompts suggested by our own lives and experiences, finding rich new resources to draw on for future work. Please bring a notebook and a few photographs of personal significance.
Joan Wickersham is the author of The Suicide Index, a National Book Award finalist, and The News from Spain. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She writes a regular op-ed column for The Boston Globe. Wickersham has taught fiction and memoir at Harvard, Emerson, UMass Boston, and the Bennington Writing Seminars.