In three-hour daily sessions, writers will dive deeper into their writing project, perhaps uncovering perspectives and themes they had not considered, or to develop others more fully.

The critical developmental elements of memoir and fiction and how they apply to your specific work will be discussed. This will be an experiential workshop where writers will be writing from prompts specifically chosen to inform and polish their work. This method helps writers bring something fresh to their work. Writers will be surprised at the truths they may uncover concerning their memoir or the fates of their novels’ characters. Writers have had great success in publishing pieces generated from this experimental approach.

There will be ample time for writers to work on their projects individually and to explore the town. New Harmony was specifically chosen because of its contemplative and peaceful surroundings, so conducive to creative work.

Writers will have the opportunity to attend varied events in the arts community of New Harmony and will also be reading at the Arts in Harmony Festival on Saturday, June 1st.


FACULTY

KAYLIE JONES

KAYLIE JONES

DEVELOPMENTAL WORKSHOP

KAYLIE JONES has published seven books, including a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, and her most recent novel, THE ANGER MERIDIAN. Her novel A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. Jones has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and is a faculty member in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program and in Wilkes University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is the author of SPEAK NOW and the editor of Long Island Noir. Her newest endeavor is her publishing imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books.