Writing in the Deep-Memoir with Kathy Curto

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM until Friday, March 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Kathy Curto
Length: 5 sessions, $660

Dani Shapiro reminds us: “Make no mistake:  This is not your diary.  You are not letting it all hang out.  You are picking and choosing every single word.”

Our focus in this class will be on the challenges and insight we face both with pages already written and with our new work: how to make something strong with what we have.  We will also look at moving a story forward including how to prepare a piece for submission if that is of interest to the writer.  We’ll do all this through writing and creative exercises, both in class and at home, as well as through a close reading of each other’s work.

Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood , published by Bordighera Press. Her work has been featured in the essay collection, Listen to Your Mother:  What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, and in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, La Voce di New York, Drift, Talking Writing, JunkThe Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo and Lumina. She has been the recipient of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship, the Montclair State University Engaged Teaching Fellowship and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.


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