Write Your Story Weekend Workshop
Divorce, Breakups & Beginnings
with Steve Friedman
The conventional breakup story: girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl finds better boy and ultimate riches and happiness as a fly-fishing instructor in Montana.
We’re not ones to quibble with happy endings, but they are rarely so simple or straightforward as the conventional narrative suggests. Reality is messier, more complicated, more nuanced. It’s not one but a number of realities, each hard to grasp in its own way, each excruciating in its own manner, each moving toward its own singular resolution.
WHAT’S YOUR NARRATIVE?
If you’re like most people, you’ve been telling yourself a particular story for a long time, without recognizing the elements of the story–or even that it’s a story at all. This workshop is all about finding out what your real story is.
In three intensive sessions over the course of a weekend, this workshop will provide you an opportunity to examine the truth–both literal and emotional–of your story and to convey it in a compelling way.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Intended for writers and non-writers alike. You might have an interest in publishing a personal essay, or you may simply feel stuck with some complex emotions around your split or maybe you have a story to share about starting over. Regardless of your motives, this weekend will push you to explore your truth through a new lens. Some attendees have published their essays. Though this isn’t the primary goal, you’ll find support and encouragement if this is your interest.
Instructor Steve Friedman has won numerous writing awards and been published in more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Modern Love, The Bastard on the Couch, The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Travel Writing. He wrote the very first Modern Love column published in The New York Times, has authored seven books (including a memoir and two New York Times bestsellers). His personal essays have appeared in GQ, Esquire, Elle, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, New York Magazine among many others.
He has taught personal essay writing for the past 13 years in NYC, as well as at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
8 Spots only
($399 for members)
Friday 6-9 PM (Includes dinner) *
Saturday 10-4 PM (Includes lunch)
Sunday 10-4 PM (Includes lunch)
* We encourage everyone to attend the dinner, but understand that this may be difficult for some with work & travel. Feel free to get in touch and we’ll see what we can do if attending the Friday dinner is difficult for you!
“I am so moved by our weekend!! Something magical happened with us all together. Thank you all for helping me to find my story and reclaim it from my ex.”
“Going on this journey with an empathic, instructive teacher, illuminating guest speakers, and brave, thoughtful women was transformative!”
Read more from previous workshop attendees here.