Memoir Boot Camp
After spending one session discussing brief manuscripts submitted in advance, the week is devoted to creating and workshopping new material using approaches that may be quite different than what you may have tried before. Class discussions will touch on persona, self-implication, ethics, formal matters, voice and prose style, the roles of imagination and research, the business of writing, and any other questions you have. There is a fair amount of reading and writing outside the three-hour class sessions.
Please submit a free-standing essay of 1,500 words or less to email@example.com by July 3.
Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead, winner of the Towson Prize for Literature, First Comes Love, a New York Times Notable selection, Highs in the Low Fifties and seven other books. She writes and illustrates an award-winning column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com and has published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and many other places. A board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, Kirkus, and her own podcast, The Weekly Reader. She was a commentator on All Things Considered for fifteen years. Marion is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore and has taught writing workshops all over the world since the 1990s.