September 10-15, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
Writing memoir can take you into the unknown of your misremembered past and allow you to push more deeply into the shadows.
When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story is connected to everyone’s story, and only then do we access the deeper mysteries of life.
In this workshop, with Nick’s guidance, you will learn to:
As we work together, you will look for those moments when you begin to stutter and stumble when talking about your project. From there, you will wrestle with the deeper mysteries as well as the concept of bewilderment, and how memoirs can embody both—through syntax, access to the duende, leaps into the unconscious, or simply circling around what is unsaid, unknown, and unrealized.
You will take home unexpected insights and a richer connection to the questions that can drive your memoir forward.
Nick Flynn is an award-winning poet, playwright, and memoirist. His poetry and prose explore the tenuous membrane that separates comfortable, everyday existence from the desperate margins of society, keeping, as the Village Voice describes it, “both the tragic and the redemptive possibilities open.”
He is author of three memoirs, The Reenactments, The Ticking Is the Bomb, and Being Flynn, which has been translated into 15 languages and was made into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore. He is also author of four books of poetry, and his book Some Ether won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award.
Nick has received fellowships from, among other organizations, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of Congress, and his work is featured internationally in the media, including in the LA Times, New Yorker, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Paris Review, and on Fresh Air and This American Life. Each spring, he teaches in the University of Houston’s creative writing program.
Uncover your relationship to the essential mysteries of life by exploring the depths of your stories in a new way.
Develop your writing by asking important questions, guided by internationally renowned, award-winning poet and memoirist, Nick Flynn.
Dive into a weekend of writing, discussion, and self-inquiry, reaping the benefits of the unique insights derived from the exploration of bewilderment.
Download a sample schedule.
The Next American Essay, edited by John D’Agata.
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).
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