2023 Summer Workshops
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.
Please submit a 12 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) memoir or fiction manuscript to Dawn Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 7. Also, please bring 11 copies of the same manuscript to the first class meeting.
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, will be published by Knopf in October.