Transforming Chaos Into Art: A Memoir Workshop
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, fiction – it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in pages of a memoir-in-progress or a work of fiction, we 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 or fiction manuscript to Dawn Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9. Also, please bring 11 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting.
Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead, First Comes Love, Above Us Only Sky and seven other books, among them New York Times Notable selections. 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. She writes book reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and her own podcast, The Weekly Reader. She was a commentator on All Things Considered for fifteen years. Winik is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore and has taught writing workshops all over the world since the 1990s.