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From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Nora Ephron's recent off-Broadway hit, stories of love and loss have been told and retold through the ages.

This mixed-level workshop in memoir inspires you to tell your story of love: two pages a day in your writer’s notebook. We begin with romantic love and move on to family and friendship, the love of a place, the love of an idea or a thing. No sooner do we start writing about love than we find ourselves writing about loss—the loss of a partner, a parent or child, a job or house, our youth. So that we don’t get carried away by abstract notions, we ground our writing in concrete terms as we recall the foods we ate, the clothes we wore, the weather. To inspire our daily writing, we read essays by Joan Didion, Anne Lamott, Jamaica Kincaid, Ann Hood, Mary Karr, and others. Please bring a notebook and pen, an open mind, and a soft heart.


Brief Bio

Lisa Garrigues is an award-winning writer, educator and speaker. In 2012 she was granted a residency in writing at the Blue Mountain Center, and in 2011 she was awarded a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. Her ground-breaking methods for teaching writing are documented in her first book, Writing Motherhood (Scribner). She is now at work on her second book, a memoir. To learn more, visit

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