2014 Workshops and Faculty

Registration opens December 2, 2013 - Click here to get to online registration.

Participants will be informed of their acceptance by mid-January, 2014.

Memoir (Master Class - PM) - Justin St. Germain

In a recent interview with NPR, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, called memoir “the dominant nonfiction, if not literary, form of our time.” This intensive master-level workshop is designed for writers who’ve completed a full draft of a memoir and are ready to revise it with an eye for maximizing its potential. Class members will receive in-depth constructive feedback from the instructor and their peers, and readings of published memoirs and craft essays will help us engage in a larger conversation about the form and the particular benefits and challenges of writing memoir. Each member of the class will also meet with the instructor one-on-one to discuss a plan for revision and publication.  

Link to Instructor letter


John Dufresne
Justin St. Germain - photo credit William B. Bledsoe

Justin St. Germain is the author of Son of a Gun, a memoir, which was released in August by Random House and has been a The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, The Arizona Republic's Book of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, an Oprah.com Book of the Week, a GQ Punch List pick, and was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. He received his BA and MFA from the University of Arizona and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He has taught at Arizona, Stanford, and the University of San Francisco, and is currently the Joseph M. Russo Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico.