Writer’s Institute: The Art and Craft of Memoir
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
The Art and Craft of Memoir with Boris Fishman Participants will read excerpts of exemplary memoirs, take them apart to figure out how they became so exemplary; do some craft exercises to practice those concepts; and then deploy them in short pieces of memoiristic writing, to be workshopped as a group.
Boris Fishman immigrated to the U.S. at nine, from the former Soviet Union. He is the author of the novels A Replacement Life (which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal), and Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Savage Feast, a family memoir told through recipes. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, The London Review of Books, The Washington Post, and many other publications. He lives in New York and teaches creative writing at Princeton University.
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