Last year's info below. Registration for the 2015 Getaway will
open by 8/15/2014.
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 16-19, 2015
Led by Barbara Hurd
What Matters is Not What Happened: Advanced Memoir
Using Vivian Gornick's famous line about "what matters," we'll
investigate the best way to tell your story in this advanced memoir
workshop. With your own memoir-in-progress as a springboard, you will
explore the importance of seeing your first-person narrator as a
character in your story, experiment with writing exercises and discuss
your new work. Be ready to submit 2-3 pages on which you need feedback
by Dec. 15 (or if registering after that date, submit within a week of registering). The workshop leader and participants will read each
submission before the Getaway.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
"Barb Hurd's workshop was excellent. I've attended tons of writing
workshops over the last couple of decades and this was the best, bar
none. Fabulous. Great group, great instruction."
~ Lois, Advanced Memoir Participant
Barbara Hurd is the author of Walking the Wrack
Line: On Tidal Shifts and What Remains (2008), Entering
the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark, a Library
Journal Best Natural History Book of the Year (2003), The
Singer's Temple (2003), Stirring the Mud: On Swamps,
Bogs, and Human Imagination, a Los Angeles Times Best Book
of 2001 (2001) and Objects in this Mirror (1994). Her
work has appeared in numerous journals including Best
American Essays 1999, Best American Essays 2001,
The Yale Review, The Georgia Review, Orion,
Audubon and others. The recipient of a 2002 NEA Fellowship
for Creative Nonfiction, winner of the Sierra Club's National
Nature Writing Award, three Pushcart Prizes and a 2010 Maryland
State Arts Council Award for Fiction, she teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Her
website is www.barbarahurd.com.
This writers' workshop is part of Peter Murphy's Winter Poetry &
Prose Getaway, held each January near Atlantic City, NJ.
makes the Getaway unique.
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