Is a Writers Workshop for You?

Writers come to workshops for a variety of reasons – support, alliance with other writers, to grouse about the business of publishing, and for critique. Is a workshop right for you?

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Memoir and the Art of Memory

In every memoir and personal essay class I teach, one anxiety-arousing subject always comes up: How can I be sure this is true? Students ask the question. The question calls for conversation, and I usually begin that conversation with a larger question: Why are you writing a memoir?

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Writing the First Sentence

When you fill a blank page with your first sentence it can feel like a minor miracle. From nothing: something. From too many ideas about

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