24PearlStreet Workshop List

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Brian Turner

Connecting the Personal to the Political: A Memoir Workshop

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
In this workshop, we’ll be in conversation with journalists and global thinkers struggling to make sense of the events of our time. As we work on our own personal memoirs, we’ll explore ways to connect the large-scale and public experiences with our...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Engaging the Experience: Making Meaning in Memoir

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
How do we turn “what happened” into a story? How do we shift through the sheer wealth of anecdote in a lived life and give it narrative purpose? Is “the truth” enough? This is a vigorous memoir workshop in which we devote laser focus to the tools...More
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Kristina Marie Darling

Perfecting the Book: A Workshop for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts

July 6 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $600
This workshop will provide detailed feedback on individual poems, as well as offering students a variety of strategies for sequencing, structuring, sectioning, and titling a full-length poetry manuscript.  We will glean insights about these elements...More
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Laura van den Berg

The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop

July 6 to July 10, 2020
Tuition: $400
In an interview, Stephen Millhauser once spoke of “the blazing thing that deserves the name of reality.” In this workshop, each of you will be encouraged to go in search of your own “blazing thing.” In addition to workshop critique, the class will...More
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Jill Talbot

The Form of the Flash: An Essay Workshop

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
Compression, concision, complexity—the flash essay, like standing on a train platform in the moment of the last car’s passing. Or maybe it’s more quiet, like the last chime of a clock’s hour strike. In this class, you’ll study essays by established...More
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During the Covid-19 health crisis, I spent many an afternoon going for walks, staying 6 feet apart from others who were doing the same thing. I often found myself drawn to walking beside the Charles River near where I live. Somehow the water flowing...More
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Pam Houston

Writing Your Best Short Story/Short Autofiction/Personal Essay in One Month

July 6 to July 31, 2020
Tuition: $500
Write your single best short story or personal essay (or short auto fiction, if you, like me, often shoot the gap between) in one month’s time. In this class we will begin with collecting glimmers. The concrete physical details, the resonant bits of...More
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Sarah Schulman

Fiction & Nonfiction Workshop (24PearlStreet Live)

July 13 to July 17, 2020
Tuition: $500
A craft-based workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers on ALL levels: from true beginner to the multiply published, working on witnessing our extraordinary time, expressing the experience of living now in the context of others, and representing...More
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Elissa Altman

Intimacy, Permission, & the Heart of the Story

July 13 to August 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
Annie Dillard once said You have to take pains not to hang on the reader’s arms, like a drunk, and say ‘And then I did this and it was so interesting.’  What is it, exactly, that makes personal narrative truly engaging? How do we navigate the mine-...More
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Marion Winik

Memoir Boot Camp

July 20 to July 24, 2020
Tuition: $400
The week is devoted to generating new memoir material using approaches that may be a little different than what you may have tried before. Through a series of focused prompts and exercises, you will practice writing vividly detailed creative...More
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Anne Sanow

Liftoff: Beginning That Story Draft

July 27 to August 21, 2020
Tuition: $500
 Good stories start from vague ideas, character sketches, images, seemingly random thoughts, odd bits of language and rhythm.  But how to put these into motion to get a story started—and moving forward?  This summer, commit to getting that story...More
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Peter Campion

Form from Feeling and Feeling from Form

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
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Kim Addonizio

The Art of the Short Poem

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
Why write short poems? They're fun.They're challenging. They help you to be concise and get to the heart of what you want to say, and to dive deep. They enable a more detailed critique of their language. We're going to look at and discuss the...More
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Traci Brimhall

The Body Electric: Pleasure & Pain in Poetry

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
Whitman celebrated and sang the body and all its atoms. Woolf asked why, if illness is so common and the spirit so changed, it didn't take its place among the major themes of literature. In this class we will look at poems about the body and its...More
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T Kira Madden

The Self, The Selves: A Memoir Workshop

August 3 to August 7, 2020
Tuition: $500
How do we take the sprawl of our lives and distill the right moments to deliver that umph of the most effective stories? How do we magnify the electricity in the mundane? This generative workshop will focus on isolation and compression, on finding...More
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Sabrina Orah Mark

Writing into the Silences: A Multi-Genre Workshop

August 3 to August 28, 2020
Tuition: $500
“It is true that each self keeps a secret self that cannot speak when spoken to.”   – Lucie Brock-Broido In this workshop we will write into those places where we have always gone mute, or muffled, or still. We will find language for those feral...More
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Victoria Redel

Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop (24PearlStreet LIVE)

August 10 to August 14, 2020
Tuition: $500
This workshop focuses on possibilities within a work of fiction—what are the possibilities and limitations found in choices of narrative point of view, syntax, time, memory, story structure, sentences, omission, openings, closure, objects, dialogue...More
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Paul Lisicky

On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop

August 10 to August 14, 2020
Tuition: $400
What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2020? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, survival, isolation, and power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better...More
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Tyler Mills

Poems that Travel – A Writing Residency at Home

August 10 to August 14, 2020
Tuition: $400
Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do a writing residency, but I don’t have time, or am not able to travel right now?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “I want to get a lot done, but don’t want to write in isolation!” This is a friendly, but rigorous,...More