Master Class in Writing the Stories of Your Past with Author Bill Roorbach

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Author Bill Roorbach, award-winning and Kirkus prize finalist, will provide productive in-class exercises for writers of all levels and interests.  A university professor of writing, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger creativity and idea formation, offering fresh starts to writers of fiction, essay, or memoir. 

Bill Roorbach is the author of five previous books of fiction, including The Girl of the Lake, the Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, the bestselling Life Among Giants, and the Flannery O’Connor Award–winning collection Big Bend. Temple Stream, his memoir in nature,  won the Maine Literary Award in nonfiction. Roorbach has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He held the William H. P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His craft book, Writing Life Stories, has been in print for twenty-five years.

His writing has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Ploughshares, Granta, Ecotone, New York magazine, and other publications.  He lives in Maine with his family.