Memoir Workshop – Attending to Memory

memoir-workshop-seriesThis class is about telling true stories, ostensibly what memoir is, where truth is acknowledged as an individual’s construct, first embraces the energy of recollection. The more you remember, the more you remember. And the more you remember, the more the architecture and structure needed to share these stories with others becomes evident.

Throughout the four weekends and intervening weeks, we will also explore the use of language, the art of storytelling, various forms as containers of stories, and the employment of specific tropes from fiction and poetry writing to express an intimately familiar story and gaze on it in new light.

Expect to learn something about yourself and others in this process. There are always lessons to be learned when one wrestles a piece of life to the page.

This LitOut class will be held at the Iron Feather Gallery in Cumberland Gap, TN, near the beautiful Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. The class is four weekends over about 12 months. Dates for the weekends are:

  • Nov. 19-20, 2016
  • Feb. 11-12, 2017
  • Jun 6-7, 2017
  • Nov 18-19, 2017

Class time is 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday and 9 AM – 3 PM on Sunday. There are 10 seats in the class. If the wait list is sufficient, we will set dates for a second group.

Tuition is $225 per weekend session. Participants must agree to pay for all four sessions because once the class begins, no one else will be admitted to the class. There is a $100 discount for anyone paying for the class up front.

Accommodations include The Cumberland Gap Inn and The Olde Mill B&B, both within walking distance of The Iron Feather. Also, in Middlesboro, less than 10 minutes away, are the Cumberland Manor B&B, Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn and Suites, and Days Inn.

Contact Darnell for more information, or to register.