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 Anndee Hochman
The Heart and Craft of Memoir
Transform significant life experiences and important
moments into well-crafted literary prose. We'll open our senses,
dig into memory and use the tools of imagery, detail, tone,
pacing and structure to write vivid, meaningful memoirs.
Exquisite excerpts by a range of writers will give us
inspiration and a close look at the "clockworks"—that is, what
makes a strong memoir tick. In exploring the "heart" of memoir,
we'll also touch on questions of authenticity, memory,
truth-telling and the ethics of writing about living people.
*Limited to just 10 participants.*
"Anndee's workshop exceeded my expectations. She taught us
strategies for writing about our real life experiences and
helped me unlock forgotten memories. I was able to go beyond
writing what I already knew."
~ Sarah, Memoir Participant
Anndee Hochman writes feature articles, profiles and
essays about education, health and the wide, quirky spectrum of
family and community life, including issues of adoption, foster
care, reproductive technology, same-sex couples and intentional
community. In addition to her regular pieces in the
Philadelphia Inquirer, her work has appeared in O, the
Oprah Magazine, Health, Working Mother,
Marie Claire and online in Literary Mama. She is the
author of Anatomies: A Novella and Stories (Picador 2000)
and Everyday Acts & Small Subversions: Women Reinventing
Family, Community and Home (The Eighth Mountain Press,
1994). For the past 20 years, Anndee has taught writing to
children, teens and adults in a variety of settings, including
schools, senior centers and a small fishing village on Mexico's
Pacific coast. Her website is
Read Anndee's piece,
"Face to Face: Loss and Homecoming at the 25th Reunion,"
originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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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