Jump-Start Your Memoir: Write It From the Heart
Nancy Slonim Aronie, a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, is the author of Writing from the Heart. Founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, she was a Visiting Writer at…
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Tell your story, bit by bit, honoring your voice and writing your own story in your own rhythm. A distinguished writer herself, Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I don’t think anyone can teach writing. What I can do is make it safe. When you feel safe, you can do anything.”
Make the leap from yearning to writing. This program focuses on personal narrative, but if you want to write the beginning of your screenplay, the poetry collection that has been marinating in you for years, song lyrics, a monologue, or stories for your grandkids, this is the place to begin.
Within the warm and empowering environment that Nancy creates, it’s easier to silence the inner critic and explore a realm of authenticity. Reassuring for the beginning writer and refreshing for the burned-out professional, this workshop offers inspiration and the chance to take yourself and your writing seriously. It’s about time, don’t you think?
Note Bring a photo of yourself when you were 12 years old or younger.
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9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More