The Art & Craft of Memoir – July 11 – August 15

The Art and Craft of Memoir
Wednesdays, 3 – 5 pm
July 11 – August 15, six sessions
Writers’ Workshoppe  |  Port Townsend, Washington
Max: 6 participants

Bring your work-in-progress to this weekly workshop and receive thoughtful responses and encouragement to write on. We’ll combine discussion of the art and craft of memoir, consider work by masters of the genre, and offer each other helpful ideas that foster excellence in the work and a sense of community among participants. Whether you’re writing a short piece or a full-length manuscript, this workshop will help you discover that sweet spot between writing, research, and revision. We’ll work on building scenes and learn to move back and forth in time and awareness, as your narrator’s understanding grows and changes. Each week we’ll read your work aloud and discuss it, offering constructive responses intended to help you hone and revise your story. Comments are best received in a safe and supportive atmosphere; we’ll talk about the framework we’ll use at our first meeting.

Please write a brief summary of your memoir or personal essay and bring it to our first meeting. Tell us what you’re working on, or would like to work on. What’s calling you? And why? What are you looking for from the workshop? What is your intention? 300 words max. Bring 7 copies with you.

Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Orion, Rattle, Radar, The Writer’s Almanac, The Missouri Review, and Narrative. Her collection of poems, Long Way Through Ruin, was published by Blue Begonia Press, and she’s recently completed a second collection of poems, You Won’t Find It on a Map. She is the recipient of residencies and awards from Artists Trust, Ucross, and Hedgebrook.

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