Summer Writing retreat

 

June 21-26, 2022
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A 5 day writing retreat focusing on craft & storytelling at a premier spa in scenic Santa Fe

MEMOIR MAGIC IN SANTA FE 


 

 
WORKSHOPS:

​- STRONG BEGINNINGS: first sentences
- WRITING PLACES/WRITING PEOPLE

- Illness narratives/caregiving narratives
​- story Structuring, the "arc" and alternatives
- Your Writing QUESTIONS & CONCERNS

 
Papers
EXTRA: Book a One-on-One mANUSCRIPT
consultation With Elizabeth

*  story shaping: building story
*  Pacing and Time
finding your Memoir voice

 
Story Book

Memoir quotes
that INSPIRE ME

“Whatever it takes to break your heart and wake you up is grace.” 
― Mark MatousekSex Death Enlightenment: A True Story

“When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am a grown-up they call me a writer.” —Isaac Bashevis Singer

“The things that make you a functional citizen in society - manners, discretion, cordiality - don't necessarily make you a good writer. Writing needs raw truth, wants your suffering and darkness on the table, revels in a cutting mind that takes no prisoners...” 
― Natalie GoldbergOld Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” —Anne Frank“

“Stars, on the other hand, were inexplicable. Not holes in the sky, not candles, not electric lights, not anything that resembled what you knew. The immensity of the black air overhead, the vastness of the space that stood between you and those small luminosities, was something that resisted all understanding. Benign and beautiful presences hovering in the night, there because they were there and for no other reason. The work of God's hands, yes, but what in the world had he been thinking?” 
― Paul AusterReport from the Interior

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.” —Paulo Coelho