Guided by award-winning author Elissa Altman, discover how to tell your story with clarity and truth in this generative memoir workshop.

Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $1550
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10

Who am I to tell my story? The writing of memoirs often begins with the daunting questions of permission and story ownership, which together can keep the new memoirist from moving into a place where voice and story are free to emerge.

Guided by award-winning author Elissa Altman, in this generative workshop, we will tackle questions that will enable the new memoirist to move beyond the constraints of fear to a place of creative clarity. Come with a willingness to unravel process and permission, and an acknowledgment that the impulse to tell one’s story must be honored.

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Instructor: Elissa Altman

Elissa Altman is an award-winning author of literary memoir, essay, and food narrative, who writes from the place where sustenance, the natural world, the power of the human spirit, and the promise of renewal converge. Born and raised in New York City in the 1970s, Elissa Altman grew up a voracious reader and writer, a guitarist from the age of four trained under Eddie Simon, graduated from Boston University, and attended Cambridge University and the Institute for Culinary Education. A longtime, award-winning executive editor for major publishing houses including Clarkson Potter, Rodale Books, and HarperCollins, she acquired and edited sixteen New York Times bestsellers before devoting herself to writing full-time, and launching her James Beard Award-winning narrative food blog, Poor Man’s Feast, in 2008, which is now a popular Substack.