About The Workshop

MAY 27 – JUNE 3 ,2018

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.

We will discuss the critical developmental elements of memoir and fiction and how they apply to your specific work.

This will be an experiential workshop where writers will be writing from prompts specifically chosen to inform and polish their work.

It has been our experience that 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 in our workshops have had great success in publishing pieces generated from work with us.

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

There will also be ample opportunity to consult with each instructor individually. 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 2nd.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Tuition: Total of $2450 including seven nights lodging with breakfast and lunch and 7 days of workshop.

There are a few slots reserved for those who may want to commute locally at a reduced cost for the workshop only at $1250.

About the Faculty

K. JonesKaylie Jones

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.


J. MandelJudy L. Mandel

JUDY L. MANDEL is the author of the New York Times Best SellerReplacement Childa memoir, [Seal Press 2013). She is a writing coach, teacher, freelance editor and senior editor at Kaylie Jones Books. Judy also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. Judy’s essays, articles and short stories have appeared in Kveller.com, 34th Parallel, The Tishman Review, Connecticut LIFE, ASJA Monthly, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Magazine, The Southampton Review and other publications. Additional information can be found at her website.