Memoir As Bewilderment

-

Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$355

regular

$395

Workshop

Memoir As Bewilderment

-

Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

Access the deeper mysteries of life and explore memoir writing with poet and memoirist Nick Flynn

Author Nick Flynn suggests feeling sadness can be useful in teaching us how to empathize with others who are suffering.

When first approaching the idea of writing our memoir, says acclaimed poet, memoirist, and playwright Nick Flynn, we often write what we believe is our unique autobiography—but as we press on, we discover that our story is connected to everyone’s story, and only then can we access the deeper mysteries of life.

Under Flynn’s guidance, we look for those moments when we begin to stutter and stumble when talking about our projects, and then push more deeply into the shadows of our misremembered past. We wrestle with these deeper mysteries, as well as the concept of bewilderment, and how we can embody both in our memoirs—through syntax, our access to the duende, leaps into the unconscious, or simply circling around what is unsaid, unknown, and unrealized.

Be willing to push deeper into this shadow world and be open to question why you tell the particular stories about your life that you do.

A list of things to bring will be sent upon registration.

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
 
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
 
Commuter check-in
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 
Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon
 
Workshop
1:00 p.m.
 
Check Out

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

Program Tuition

member

$355

regular

$395

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, lunch each day, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, paddling on the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes lunch and use of amenities and facilities. A list of local hotels and inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

Discover More