Last year's info below. Registration for the 2015 Getaway will
open by 8/15/2014.
Writing workshop in New Jersey
January 16-19, 2015
Led by Thomas Peele
Advanced Creative Nonfiction
This generative class is designed for those who have previous
workshop experience and have already mastered the fundamentals
of creative nonfiction. We will focus on how to turn facts into
truth that will leap from the page and engage the reader. In
this workshop we will examine voice, the architecture of prose,
shaping a narrative, time management within a story and the
objective correlative. We will work from exercises, discussions
and a long writing session on Saturday followed by supportive
feedback and revisions. Be ready to submit 2-3 pages of your
work in progress by Dec. 15, not for critique, but to give the
workshop leader a sense of the project you're working on. After
you register you will receive a suggested reading list which
will help you benefit more from the workshop.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
"We want to thank Tom Peele for his help with our book and let him
know about our success. Not in a Tuscan Villa has made the
Amazon Bestseller list several times for Travel Writing and has
gotten great reviews, including one from Rick Mellerup in The
Sandpaper where he called it one of the best things he's read in
his career as a journalist. Thanks again."
~ Nancy, Advanced Creative Nonfiction Participant
Peele is an investigative reporter and author. He has won more
than 50 journalism awards during a career on both coasts and also
teaches journalism and writing at University of California, Berkeley
and University of San Francisco. His first book, Killing
the Messenger, an examination of Black Muslim cults and the 2007
murder of California journalist Chauncey Bailey, was published by
the Crown Books division of Random House in 2012. One reviewer
called it "a masterpiece of contemporary historical narrative."
Peele's essay about San Francisco chef Dennis Leary, "The Final
Redoubt," appeared in the book The Cassoluet Saved Our Marriage
(Roost Books, 2013) and was a preliminary selection for Holly
Hughes's Best Food Writing 2013. In 2006,
his essay on the collapse of the Knight Ridder newspaper company,
"Oligarchies I Have Known," was published in Controlled
Burn and won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs'
Intro Journals Award. His work has also appeared in Columbia Journalism Review,
Newsday, Huffington Post and San Francisco Bay Guardian. Peele holds an MFA in writing from the
University of San Francisco and lives in Oakland, California with
his wife and twin daughters. You can read an excerpt of
Killing The Messenger on his website
www.thomaspeele.com. Read an
excerpt of his writing.
This writers' workshop is part of Peter Murphy's Winter Poetry &
Prose Getaway, held each January near Atlantic City, NJ.
makes the Getaway unique.
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