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MEMOIR INTENSIVE: From Outside In
August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 10, 2021
For intermediate and advanced writers who want to delve deeper into memoir
FROM OUTSIDE IN: A Memoir Intensive with Patricia Weaver Francisco
You don’t have an idea until you have two ideas. – Twyla Tharp
We’ll gather in this spacious and gorgeous natural setting to let what’s available “outside” lead us in, to a day of surprising ourselves. Our aim is to discover new paths toward our oldest stories, re-purpose personal and familial mythologies, and let the call of bird, tree, rock, and flower open our senses, memories and imagination. This is a day to write happily and freely and fiercely, using the intensity of the day, the company of one another, and the spur of the unexpected to generate new work. We’ll work with liberating forms and structures in memoir, play with the narrative strategies of dialogue and storytelling, and pursue the wild original detail in honor of capturing readers. We’ll have lunch together, private time to wander and to write, and listen to one another throughout the day.
On Tuesday, I’ll meet with you for a 20-minute individual conference about your creative process and ambitions or to discuss a short piece of your writing.
THIS PROGRAM IS PRESENTED IN PERSON
This program will be held in person and is limited to 12 participants to create an intimate and meaningful experience. Tuition for this intensive is $280, which includes lunch and one-on-one consultations. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
Participants will meet all day Monday, August 9, 9 am – 5 pm. There will be group conversation about writing, advice from the teaching artist on approaches to take with your memoir, and generative writing prompts. Participants will meet individually with Patricia for a 20 minute private consultation. Other than the consultation, there are no expectations of participants on Tuesday.
Patricia Weaver Francisco is the author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery (Harper Perennial), which was awarded the Minnesota Book Award and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. Her published work also includes a novel, Cold Feet (Simon & Schuster), a collection of lyric essays, Village Without Mirrors (Milkweed Editions), and the plays Sign of a Child and Lunacy (Dramatic Publishing). She has taught creative writing and the creative process at Hamline University, the University of Minnesota, The Loft Literary Center, and in rooms and spaces where writers gather, for more than 30 years. She currently works with individual writers as a developmental editor and coach.