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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ROOTS 2018
Dates: 10.14.18 – 10.19.18
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 fall workshop will focus on the questions: How do we write not autobiography but memoir? How do we generate true, and honorable, interpretations of the people in our lives? How do we rely on particulalr details to shape our greater themes? What are our themes? 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.

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 a true story of the teenager version of yourself.

Additionally, to help ensure that you get the most out of our time together, please send, one month in advance, up to 3,500 words of a piece you would like deep feedback on.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL