We all have a story tell. Learn to tell yours in a way that will captivate complete strangers.

Date: July 15-21, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $1,095
Class Size: 12

We all have a story we want to tell. The real challenge is how do we turn our personal drama into something that will captivate complete strangers, our readers? That our stories happen to be true is important, but what’s really important is that the stories be dramatic, taut, and compelling. That they have energy, light and depth. That happens not so much as a result of what we are writing about, as how. Along with writing exercises, you’ll learn from both nonfiction and fiction examples that illustrate techniques—character development, dialogue, sentence structure, setting the scene, word choice, and the use of time—to help you make that happen in your story. Open to writers who are just beginning the journey of telling their story to those who have already begun.

Header Image Credit: Daniel Teitelbaum

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Instructor: Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France, A New York Memoir and The Soul of Creative Writing. His book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker’s Journey Through 9/11, with original wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec, is part of the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Of French Dirt, the San Francisco Chronicle said, “It is one of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American.”