A Two-Day Memoir-Writing Intensive with Dr. Barbara Mossberg
October 28 & 29
9am – 1pm instruction, followed by optional afternoon enrichment
Limited to 12 people.
Fee: $200/ person
In this two-day workshop, national memoirist & distinguished teacher Dr. Barbara Mossberg invites you “to the woods” — a place to find focus, inspiration, connection, and support for developing your memoir. Experiments, prompts and exercises in this workshop are designed to invite, inquire, and invoke your own “woods” through Thoreau’s lens of living purposefully. Through Mossberg’s memoir readings, you will also connect with the wider community of memoir-writing throughout history and across the globe, including Thoreau and his circle, and present day forms of bestselling memoir across media. In this workshop you will—in the words of “Dr. B”—“discover yourself as an extraordinary being who, like Thoreau, has new life inside you to dawn through the act of memoir-writing.” No experience necessary.
Saturday, October 28 – 9am-1pm
Following the morning’s writing instruction at Thoreau Farm, you will be provided writing prompts and suggested places in Concord to go “into the woods” Thoreau sauntered and journaled, and further connect with and develop your story.
Sunday, October 29 – 9am-1pm
Following the morning’s instruction at Thoreau Farm, participants are invited to join the Thoreau Sauntering Society’s Saaunter at Thoreau Farm.