STRANGER THAN FICTION: ON WRITING NARRATIVE NONFICTION AND MEMOIr with Allyson Goldin Loomis

June 8-11

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Join acclaimed writer and professor Allyson Goldin Loomis (Harper’s Magazine, The SunGlimmer Train ) for three lively days of practicing the art and craft of telling true stories that are engaging and meaningful to readers and listeners alike.  Learn how to render people and places in vibrant detail, and explore effective techniques for structuring  a story that, once complete, feels whole and singular.  In addition to the workshop, participants will read and discuss a few brief contemporary works of nonfiction  as models for our own work, and will, of course, do plenty of writing in a beautiful, relaxed, and encouraging environment.

Special features of this week include:

Writer-in-Residence Biography

Allyson Goldin Loomis is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She’s also a writer of fiction and nonfiction whose work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, The Sun, Glimmer Train and Pleiades, among other fine magazines.  A native of Los Angeles, she’s lived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for fourteen years, which almost makes her an honorary Midwesterner.

Click here to read her work.

Residency Cost: 280.00 (includes all on-site, chef-prepared meals/drinks)

Residency Cost and Dual On-site Lodging (shared bath): 430.00 (includes all on-site, chef-prepared meals/drinks)

Application Fee: 12.00 

Writing Sample Length: 10 double-spaced pages (maximum)

Deadline: May 1