WHAT WILL WE DO?
In fresh air, among wildlife and domesticated creatures, fossils and fruits, trails and clear water, we’ll learn from some of the greatest memoirs ever written—and write our own. Through a combination of readings, guided exercises, and critiques, we will acquire a firm understanding of what memoir is (and what it isn’t) and work toward the development of meaningful themes and sustaining scenes. We will generate and refine new pages, craft a prologue, and share our work in evening readings. We will walk the farm and the hills, take photographs, meet informally on one another’s front stoops, and meet the farmers and their animals. A beautifully designed book featuring the images and words of the week will commemorate our time together.