Writing Your Life
Discover the consciousness-expanding potential of memoir in this workshop designed to take you deeper into your hearts, your souls and your pasts –to discover and depict the transformative movement of spirit in your lives. Instructor Beverly Donofrio creates a supportive environment in which you will be given exercises designed to help you mine your own experience, ask questions of it, contemplate the mystery and depict it on the page. Bring pencil and paper and come prepared to write. Telling your story can be profound and fun. All that is required is a strong desire and the courage to write the truth.
Beverly Donofrio, recently dubbed a master memoirist by the Daily Beast, has published three memoirs: the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, which was made into a popular movie; Looking for Mary, a Barnes and Noble Discover pick; and Astonished, called “astonishing,” by more than one reviewer. Her three children’s books are much praised, the latest, Where’s Mommy, was chosen by the New York Times as a Best Children’s Book of 2014; her NPR documentaries are perennially rebroadcast; and her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Clair, More, Allure, Spirituality and Health, The Village Voice, Huffington Post, and Slate, as well as numerous anthologies. She is an instructor at Wilkes University’s Low Residency MFA program and currently lives in Woodstock, NY, where she is working on a collection of essays and also a play, with music.
$490 (Early Bird Registration: Before June 1, 2015)
Single Occupancy Room: $625/All-Inclusive