Madeline Island Summer Writing Retreat
July 14-18 or July 21-25 or September 8-12
A week-long workshop/retreat to help you take your memoir, novel, or nonfiction book from idea to manuscript to publication. Daily classroom lessons on writing and book-structuring plus plenty of one-to-one work with Mary has made this event a summer favorite for many returning writers.
at Grub Street Writing School, Boston
Saturday, August 30, 10 - 5
Spend a lively two days exploring your book--and how to finally get it written and published. Hands-on workshop covers the ins and outs of book structuring in any genre (fiction, nonfiction, memoir) via storyboarding, writing in "islands," getting to know your ideal reader, premise statements, right-brain storyboards (image maps), and much more. Find out why past attendees have called this "the best writing workshop I've ever been to!" Find out more >
NEW! Twelve-Week Online Class
sponsored by Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
starts the week of September 29, 2014
Good story engages readers because place, people, and conflict are not haphazard. They are aligned to create a certain alchemy. In this class you’ll learn how the three elements of place, people, and conflict must work together to make memoir and fiction writing come alive. Enough dilemma--or too much? Power positions of players working--or not? Does setting lend emotion--or is it flat? 24/7 access to classroom, weekly lessons and exercises, lots of feedback. Find out more >
NEW! One-Day Workshop
at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
Saturday, July 19, 10:30-4:40
Every writer craves an authentic voice and strong themes --two key elements that make writing stand out. But how does a writer identify his or her unique voice, develop it, and use it craft themes that matter? Find out more >
"How to bake a book: Start with a big love of words, add a generous helping of Mary Carroll Moore, mix with leavening from your peers, knead vigorously for twelve weeks, and voila! Your book has risen!"
-- Eric Utne, founder of Utne Reader