Horizontal TabsDescription Open to all skill levels, this week long retreat examines the place of memoir writing in the genre of nonfiction and will help writers develop specific skills to tell their personal or family stories with a crafted sensibility. Monday, August 10, 2015 to Friday, August 14, 2015 Registration Fee: $450 Join award-winning author and educator Katey Schultz for this inspiring workshop. Participants can expect guided reading and discussion, mini lectures, memory acquisition exercises, open writing time and workshop or critique. Optional evening readings and tutorials round out the experience. Extend your experience and sign up for both the Memoir Writing Workshop and Collage Book: A Memoir Journal from Fragments and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy six days of memoir for only $500 (including supplies for Collage Book). Faculty Katey Schultz Artistic Director of Writers Retreat, Interlochen College of Creative ArtsInstructor of Creative Writing, Author Schedule Memoir Writing Workshop Schedule All reading assignments will be given in class and may be subject to change. Participants are not expected to read texts in advance of arrival. Monday, August 10, 2015 2 - 3 p.m. Registration: Mallory-Towsley Lobby 2:15 - 3 p.m.Optional Campus Tour: Mallory-Towsley Entrance 3 - 5 p.m. Introductions, aspirations, read out loud and discuss “Carnival” by Craig Lesley and “Tino & Papi” by Norma Elia Cantú: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 5 p.m.Reading Time, Writing Time and Free Evening. Homework: read Edwige Danticat’s “Westbury Court” and Stuart Dybek’s “Field Trips.” Tuesday, August 11 9 - 10:30 a.m.Subgenres of Nonfiction lecture and Open Window prompt: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonDebrief prompt, discuss Edwige Danticat’s “Westbury Court” and Stuart Dybek’s “Field Trips”: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch Break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Memory Maps prompt, debrief, share process: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 3 p.m.Class Conclusion for the Day: Reading Time, Writing Time and Free Evening. Homework: read “Salvage” from Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt) Wednesday, August 12 9:30* - 10:30 a.m. (note later start time)Discuss Judy Blunt, lecture and breakout sessions on summary and exposition: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonThe “I Wonder Why?” prompt, possibly read aloud and (if time) discuss “Buckeyes” by Scott Russell Sanders: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Debrief prompt (meta-cognition), complete part two of prompt, “Killer Be Verbs” mini-lecture: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Tutorials and free writing time (sign up in classroom): Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107To prepare for 10-minute tutorials: bring 1 or 2 specific questions, bring a few pages for critique (if desired), and/or consider what essay you want to workshop. 5 - 7:30 p.m.Dinner Break, Writing Time, Reading Time or Free Time 7:30 p.m.Faculty Reading: DeRoy Commons Thursday, August 13 9 - 10:30 a.m. “Morning Sounds” prompt, “Blind Contour” prompt: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonFree-write reflection to prepare for big Q&A, Review (brain on board): Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 Noon - 1:30 p.m.Lunch break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Workshop guidelines, Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 4 p.m.Grumpy Editor Lecture, tips for magazine submissions: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 4 p.m.Reading Time, Writing Time and Free Evening Friday, August 14 9 - 10:30 a.m. Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonWorkshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107 Noon - 4 p.m.Lunch break, optional writing time, reading time or free time 4 - 5 p.m.Student Reading: DeRoy Commons 5 p.m.Optional Informal Off-campus Gathering at Maddy’s Tavern**Participants will each be responsible for their own food costs at Maddy's Tavern. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.