2012  Taos Summer Writer's Conference

Week-long Master Class:  The Memoir

Greg Martin


Letter to Participants

The Workshop Peer Response

Craft Essays

  1. The Situation & the Story” by Vivian Gornick.  This is the title essay from her book (with the same title) on the craft of memoir. 
  2. Reflection & Retrospection” by Philip Lopate
  3. Working & Reworking” Stephen Koch, from THE MODERN LIBRARY WRITER’S WORKSHOP (a fantastic book on craft, which I would assign also, but I don’t want to come across (right away, anyway) as a masochist.
  4. "Linear Design"  Madison Smartt Bell
  5. "Modular Design"  Madison Smartt Bell