FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

TRANSFORMING CHAOS INTO ART: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

Marion Winik WEEK 11: August 18 to August 23 TUITION: $650 WORKSHOP: 9am-12pm DISCIPLINE: Nonfiction/Memoir OPEN TO ALL ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE

The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir is storytelling. We will approach the page with an eye towards structure, character, voice, place, detail. Find the tenacity and take-no-prisoners courage to do your finest work.

Please submit a 12 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) memoir manuscript to Dawn Walsh at dwalsh@fawc.org by August 9. Also, please bring 11 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting.

BIOGRAPHY

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.