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.
Dani Shapiro Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir – FULL August 13 to August 19, 2023 Tuition: $800.00 Workshop: 9am - 12pm Discipline: Multi-Genre OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
Register for this 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 will approach the page with an eye towards structure, character, voice, place, and detail. Find the tenacity and take-no-prisoners courage to do your finest work.

By July 30, please submit to up to 12 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) of a piece of fiction or memoir you wish to be workshopped.


Dani Shapiro is a bestselling novelist and memoirist and host of the podcast Family Secrets. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time. She has taught at Columbia and New York University and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference. Her new novel, Signal Fires, was published by Knopf in October 2022.





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