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Writing From the Heart

Jump-Start Your Memoir

June 01, 2014 – June 06, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Nancy Slonim Aronie
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Dive into writing and discover your own rhythms, use your own language, and tell your own story, whether you are just keeping a journal or have a memoir in mind.

Nancy Slonim Aronie says, “I can’t teach writing. I don’t think anyone can. But I can make it safe and I’ve learned when people feel safe, they go deep. The writing gets more powerful, the heart goes deeper, and the words flow faster. Getting the story of your life out of your body means you don’t have to carry the weight of it around anymore. When people ask if it’s therapy, I answer, ‘No, it’s therapeutic to write the truth.’”

This workshop is about undoing the damage of school where red pens corrected spelling and grammar, and stopped so many of us in our tracks. By week’s end, you will feel more confident, you will have found your authentic voice, and when you get home you will have the juice to keep on writing.


4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Warm, funny, and inspirational are words that describe Nancy Slonim Aronie, a distinguished writer and commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, and founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard. Aronie has taught writing workshops for more than 25 years, most recently with Robert Coles at Harvard University. She is author of Writing From the Heart.