Summer Workshop Program 2023

Please note: Orientation for Weeks 3-11 is on Sunday; Workshops are Monday through Friday. See an example of a week at FAWC here.
Paul Lisicky On Urgency: A Memoir/Creative Nonfiction Workshop July 17 to July 22, 2022 Tuition: $800.00 Workshop: 9 AM - 12 PM Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

What does it mean to write creative nonfiction and memoir in 2022? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, survival, isolation, and power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll think about those questions, and more alongside all the matters of craft: voice, structure, focus, aboutness, sonics, description, polarity, openings, closings. We’ll look at some excerpts of outside work, but your writing will be our primary text. There will be time for exercises. Along the way we’ll work hard, take care of each other, and make sure that joy and seriousness share the same space.

Please email your manuscript, up to ten pages, 12pt font, double-spaced to by July 3.


Paul Lisicky’s books include Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, The Cut, Fence, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is editor of StoryQuarterly. His seventh book, The Sky in It: A Life with Joni Mitchell, is forthcoming from HarperOne.




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