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Monday August 29 to Friday September 2, 2022 at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC.  

Registration opens March 1, 2021 and may require mask wearing, social distancing, and other Covid precautions.

ABOUT  TABLE ROCK


This open-hearted writing program for adults is an intensive, small-group learning experience designed to stretch participants' creative capacities and knowledge in a supportive and noncompetitive environment.


Instructors are chosen not only for their distinguished professional credentials, but also for their skill in building a learning community where the joy of new discovery happens every day.


Because writing is very hard work, we also reserve time for relaxation, recreation and reflection.


The mission of Table Rock is:


+ To provide a generous, supportive environment for adult writers at all levels of experience to focus on improving their craft.


+ To offer first-rate instruction across genres with an emphasis on identifying, shaping, and polishing each participant's distinctive voice and material.


+ To foster a spirit of community where all participants may receive an honest and sensitive appraisal of their works in progress.


Table Rock Writers Workshop grew out of the 30-year-old Duke University Writers Workshop when it was discontinued in 2010. We are a growing community of friends and colleagues.  Please join us!

CREATING STORIES FOR YOUNG READERS

with John Claude Bemis

The stories we read in childhood shape our lives.They transform us.They expose us to unforgettable characters, places, and struggles. Together we'll explore...

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WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE  

Robin Hemley

The author of Turning Real Life into Fiction comes to Table Rock to teach about writing as journey--the subject of his latest book, Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood. No matter what you are writing--fiction, nonfiction, journalism or speculative fiction--you'll want to experience this workshop...


BRING YOUR WORK TO LIFE: A Course in Free-writing

with Abigail DeWitt  

Free-writing is the foundation of everything I teach and everything I write. It's a way of discovering your strongest, most vivid...

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POETRY

with Phillip Shabazz  

Phillip Shabazz's skills as a teacher of poets of all ages is legendary. He has worked in hundreds of classrooms across the region, encouraging writers to get in touch with their own particular material and inspiring them with his own poems. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Table Rock this year. Don't miss this chance...

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WRITING MEMOIR AND PERSONAL ESSAYS

with Judy Goldman

“If something is tugging at your life, you use it,” choreographer Judith Jamison said. In this workshop (geared to both beginning and advanced writers – geared to new participants, as well as those who've been in my workshop before), you'll learn how to turn your memories into art.

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VIRTUAL FICTION LAB

with Darnell Arnoult

Can't come to the mountain? We are also offering this virtual class. No matter where you are in your novel or short stories, something is probably worrying you about how it is or isn't coming together or about how effective your process could be if you could just get a little...

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