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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SEA CHANGE
Dates: 11.12.17 – 11.17.17
Location: A Victorian house in Cape May, NJ
Number of  students: 8
“LIFE HURTLES FORWARD. MEMORY BLOWS BACK. THE MEMOIRIST LIFTS HER BUTTERFLY NET WITH NABOKOVIAN INTENT. LIFE. MEMORY. INTENTION. OUR DAYS WILL BE FILLED WITH THAT.” – BETH KEPHART

WHAT WILL WE DO?

This November, Juncture will conduct a special memoir workshop within a newly renovated, former Bed and Breakfast located just blocks from the sea. 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 think about home and time in memoir. We’ll talk about how to handle the truth in an age of alternative narratives. We’ll work toward the development of meaningful themes and sustaining scenes. In the mornings we’ll share breakfast and, during a three-hour craft session, learn. In the afternoon, following a group lunch, we’ll walk the beach, find the birds, and write. A second group session will be conducted each afternoon. Every participant will spend 30 minutes in a private session with Beth. A beautifully designed book featuring the images and words of the week will commemorate our time together.

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Whether crafting true stories is a life-long passion or a newly emerging one, this workshop will provide opportunities for you to grow as both a writer and a person—and to gain specific feedback on your approach to memoir and language. It will also provide a respite—a chance to step away from the ordinary world and settle into the rhythms of the sea and the demands of memoir.

WHAT TO SEND IN ADVANCE

We’re interested in your story. Please write (memoiristically) about a time when time itself seemed to slow down or speed up, and when that experience changed the way you saw your life. Write no more than 300 words and send them our way with your application.

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