Wildness & Intuition: A Workshop in Memoir/Narrative Nonfiction

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Paul Lisicky
Week 10: August 12 to August 17
ORIENTATION: August 12, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: August 13-17, 9am-Noon
Discipline: Non-Fiction/Memoir
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

In this generative class we'll learn to respect our wildness and intuition in terms of how we make choices in memoir and narrative nonfiction. We'll do that through both close readings of outside work and a sequence of in-class writing projects, which we'll talk about in depth on our last two days. The only prerequisites are a sense of play and a willingness to question—and even break up—our old ways of thinking. We will make this about hope.


Paul Lisicky’s five books include The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects, and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Fence, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Fine Arts Work Center, where he serves on the Writing Committee. He is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden. A new memoir about Provincetown in the early 1990s is forthcoming.