Note from the Director: This workshop was offered in 2017. Learn more about this year’s workshops.
Creative Nonfiction Workshop: The Story Inside
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 13-16, 2017
Led by Laura McCullough
How do we communicate the essential stories we have to tell, whether they are our own experiences or the synthesized experiences of the world? Is there even a difference between the two? In this workshop, we’ll do exercises to explore these questions and help discover what we don’t already know about the stories that intrigue us. We’ll practice strategies to invite audiences into our work through craft and technique. As we share the material we write, we’ll look for meaning and connections to help deepen our narratives. Whether you are interested in writing memoir, humor, travel stories or personal essays, you are welcome to bring a short work in progress or start something brand new.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
“This was the best workshop ever! Laura McCullough was amazing. She helped me with invention and structure.”
~ Jennifer, Linwood, NJ
Laura McCullough’s essays, memoirs, stories and poetry have appeared in places such as The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The American Poetry Review, Guernica, Pank, Gulf Coast, The Writer’s Chronicle, Best American Poetry and others. Her manuscript The Wild Night Dress was selected by Billy Collins as a winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Prize and will be published in 2017. She is author of eleven books including Panic, which won the Kinereth Genseler Award. Her fellowships and scholarships include Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, the NJ State Arts Council and more. She teaches full time at Brookdale Community College in NJ and is on the faculty of the Sierra Nevada low-res MFA. She is founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations. Visit her website: www.lauramccullough.org.