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Diving Deep: Art of the Memoir – G1910215

Workshop ID: G1910215
Dates: October 6 - October 12
Price: $675.00 - $1,195.00

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This retreat is full. Discover the life-changing potential of memoir writing in a workshop designed to take you deeper into your heart and your past, to mine your own life for the stories that need telling. In a supportive environment, through writing assignments, sharing and discussionyou will be taught how to write lively scenes, develop voice, make smooth transitions, to transform dialogue as it is really spoken to pared down, written dialogue with the ring of authenticity—for starters. You’ll create first drafts, receive feedback and instruction, and then re-write at least one piece, using techniques that invite the reader to experience vicariously what you lived. When we take the time to write about our lives, we see, as Gerard Manley Hopkins put it so eloquently, “The deep down of things.” Telling your story can be profound and transformative. All that is required is a strong desire and the courage to write the truth.

 

Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Camping$775.00
Commuter$775.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
Beverly Donofrio

Beverly Donofrio’s memoir, the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, was made into a popular movie. Looking for Mary and Astonished are much praised, as are her three children’s books; the latest,


 

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Diving Deep: Art of Memoir

Instructor: Beverly Donofrio

Start Date: 10/6/19, End Date: 10/12/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 10/6/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation: Discover the life-changing potential of memoir writing in a workshop designed to take you deeper into your heart and your past, to mine your own life for the stories that need telling. When we take the time to write about our lives, we see, as Gerard Manley Hopkins put it so eloquently, “The deep down of things.” Telling your story can be profound and transformative. All that is required is a strong desire and the courage to write the truth.

Learning Outcomes: In a supportive environment, through writing assignments, sharing and discussion you will be taught how to write lively scenes, develop voice, make smooth transitions, to transform dialogue as it is really spoken to pared down, written dialogue with the ring of authenticity. For starters, you’ll create first drafts, receive feedback and instruction, and then rewrite at least one piece, using techniques that invite the reader to experience vicariously what you lived.

Instructor Background: A master at memoir writing, Beverly Donofrio has written three memoirs. Her first, Riding in Cars with Boys, was a New York Times bestseller and made into a popular movie. She has written for national venues such as the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, O Magazine, Spirituality and Health, Brevity, Long Reads, and others. Her essays are widely anthologies. And her radio documentaries for NPR have won awards.

Provided Materials: Instructor will make copies of handouts.

What to Bring: Pencil and pen and paper. A laptop if you have one.

FAQs: Q: Should I bring writing I’ve already done? A: No.

Recommended Resources: Vivian Gornick’s “The Situation and the Story,” Mary Karr’s “The Art of Memoir.”


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