JUNCTURE | Juncture Workshops | five day memoir writing workshop
A five-day workshop that will change the way you see (and tell) the story of your life, presented by Beth Kephart, a nationally renowned memoirist and teacher.
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CURRENTS 2018
Dates: 05.06.18 – 05.11.18
Location: A boutique hotel in Frenchtown, NJ
Number of  students: 9
“THINK OF MEMOIR AS A BRIDGE, A STRUT, A SPAN CONNECTING THE KNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN, THE DISTANT AND THE NEAR, THE YOU AND THE ME. THINK OF MEMOIR AS POLITICS.” – BETH KEPHART

WHAT WILL WE DO?

Our May workshop will focus on the questions: How do we locate—and then effectively structure—our stories? How do we make decisions about what gets included and what remains out of sight? How do we transition through time? How do we bind fragments into cohesive narratives? Our setting will be an historic inn in Frenchtown, NJ. We will ground our work in the shared reading of excerpts and essays.

Our mornings will be dedicated to craft lectures, analysis, and the creation of new work that originates from prompts. Our afternoons will focus on group critiques of longer pieces. We will make room each day for private 40-minute sessions with Beth. Finally, we will present an initiative that takes us into the heart, and hearts, of Frenchtown.

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

This workshop is the right workshop for those who have a story to tell, an interest in the art of memoir, and a desire to learn through readings, prompts, and guided feedback.

WHAT TO SEND IN ADVANCE

Please submit, with your application, a 300-word essay that tells us the true story of your encounter with a perfect stranger.

Selected participants will be asked to send, one month in advance of the workshop, up to 15 pages of new work.