WRITE BY THE LAKE:
March 15 - 24, 2019
Next winter marks the nineteenth Guatemalan workshop (WBTL), with a time-tested format in a rare and magical location—the Mayan village of San Marcos La Laguna, surrounded by five volcanoes, on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. (You’ll enjoy an additional overnight stay in the lovely town of Antigua prior to arriving at Lake Atitlan.) Joyce welcomes writers of all levels, from those publishing work or completing MFA’s to others just beginning to pursue writing. Renowned Chef Henry Lehr and a welcoming staff nurture you with over-the-top amazing food and massages, leaving you free to think only about your story.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP:
Spring 2018 TBA
Join Joyce and up to seven other writers in her home for an intensive one-day workshop. Over the course of the day, each person's writing will be individually workshopped. Other topics covered will concern both issues of craft and more global questions, such as identifying one's themes; creating a structure; the relationship between memoir and history; locating one's voice; the ethics and personal issues associated with telling stories from our own lives; and the writing process itself. (This includes the terror of NOT writing, and the many impediments we throw in our way to keep us from telling our stories.)