This package includes a 4-night stay inCabin #8, registration for Crafting Your Memoir with Melissa Hart, and one group dinner as listed in the workshop description below.
Choose “single” for one workshop registration and single cabin occupancy.
Choose “double” for two workshop registrations and double cabin occupancy.
This studio cabin has an open concept with a shared living & bedroom space. This cabin is part of the northern trio of cabins that faces the pond. It has a queen bed, a kitchen with an apartment-sized range and full refrigerator, a dining area with table and chairs and a bathroom with shower. Includes a large writing/work desk in the main living area. View the wild life on the pond from your private deck.
CRAFTING YOUR MEMOIR
Instructor: Melissa Hart
Dates: April 4-8, 2024
Arrival: Thursday, April 4th
Departure: Monday, April 8th
Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
Mobility Level: Easy mobility, no field trips.
This fun and lively workshop will help writers to organize their memoir from life events and themes. Using excerpts from published memoir, participants will look at literary elements, including characterization and setting, dialogue and pacing, narrative arc and structure. Writers will complete daily warm up exercises, share and workshop parts of their drafts in a safe and supportive setting and meet with Melissa 1:1 for questions and feedback.
Melissa Hart is the author of eight published books, including the memoirs Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. Her short memoir has appeared in CNN, High Country News, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Real Simple, HuffPost Personal, and numerous other publications. She teaches for Southern New Hampshire University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. When she’s not writing, she loves to hike and run and bike long distance, kayak and Nordic ski and explore the outdoors. www.melissahart.com and Instagram @WildMelissaHart
Each day will start at nine am with a half hour warm up, followed by a talk about craft. From two to four pm, group craft talk and workshop short drafts. Melissa will also meet with students in half hour, 1:1 meetings for questions.
Day 1: Thursday, April 4: 2:00-5:00 pm Arrival | Evening on your own
Day 2: Friday, April 5: 9:00 am Morning Warm-up and Craft Talk | Independent Writing Time | Afternoon Workshop short drafts | Evening on your own
Day 3: Saturday, April 6: 9:00 am Morning Warm-up and Craft Talk | Independent Writing Time | Afternoon Workshop short drafts | Evening on your own
Day 4: Sunday, April 7: 9:00 am Morning Warm-up and Craft Talk | Independent Writing Time | Afternoon Workshop short drafts | Group dinner provided by PLAYA + Group Share
Day 5: Monday, April 8: Depart by noon
Equipment to bring:
- Paper and pen or laptop and charger
- Printer if you like to work with printed copies of your work. PLAYA is limited on printing capabilities.