The Heart and Craft of Memoir Workshop
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 12-15, 2018
Led by Anndee Hochman
Filled. Sign up for the Wait List.
Transform significant life experiences and important moments into well-crafted literary prose. We’ll open our senses, dig into memory and use the tools of imagery, detail, tone, pacing and structure to write vivid, meaningful memoirs. Exquisite excerpts by a range of writers will give us inspiration and a close look at the “clockworks”—that is, what makes a strong memoir tick. In exploring the “heart” of memoir, we’ll also touch on questions of authenticity, memory, truth-telling and the ethics of writing about living people.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
“Anndee’s memoir workshop exceeded my expectations. She taught us strategies for writing about our real life experiences and helped me unlock forgotten memories. I was able to go beyond writing what I already knew.”
~ Sarah, Memoir Participant, Chittenango, NY
Anndee Hochman writes features, essays and commentaries about education, health, the arts, religion/spirituality and the wide spectrum of family life, including adoption, reproductive technology and LGBT parenting. In addition to her weekly column, “The Parent Trip,” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Anndee’s work appears regularly in Purple Clover, Broad Street Review and on WHYY’s Speak Easy site. She has written for O, the Oprah Magazine and Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. Anndee is the author of Anatomies: A Novella and Stories (Picador 2000) and Everyday Acts & Small Subversions: Women Reinventing Family, Community and Home (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1994). For the past 20 years, she has taught writing to people of all ages in schools, senior centers and a small fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Her website is www.anndeehochman.com. Read Anndee’s piece, “Long Distance Call,” originally in Purple Clover. (Photo credit: Rob Cardillo)