Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop In Fiction & Memoir
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.
Send no more than 12 pages of fiction or memoir (12 point font, double spaced) to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1.
Dani Shapiro is the author of the instant NYT best selling memoir, Inheritance (January 2019, Knopf). Other books include Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, Slow Motion, Black & White, and Family History. She has taught workshops around the world and at Columbia and NYU; she is also the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy. In February of 2019, Shapiro launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. The podcast has over 20 million downloads. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.