Turning Life Into Art
with Christina Baker Kline, Paula McLain & Meg Wolitzer
Turning Life into Art has been our most popular class for several years. This year it will expand to four days. Over the course of the class, students will develop a piece of writing that they will share in a smaller group, guided by one of the instructors, with individual workshop-style feedback for each participant. We will reunite during the final class to discuss lessons learned and next steps.
The class is a rare opportunity to learn from these remarkable authors. Each will delve deeply into the process by which she draws inspiration for her work from people, places and events in her life. Writing, at its essence, is a process of transmuting one’s life experiences into art. In this class, you will learn the unique way each of these renowned writers does this.
It is equally suitable for writers of fiction and memoir. Through dialog and written exercises, each of the teachers will inspire and challenge you to become more conscious and intentional about how you yourself are “turning life into art.”
4 Mornings: Monday 11/6–Thursday 11/9 | 9am-12pm
A $100 combination discount will be applied when registering for the conference at the same time.
Christina Baker Kline’s The Exiles, Orphan Train and A Piece of the World are each major international bestsellers.
Paula McLain is author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, and Love and Ruin.
Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking.