WRITERS' WORKSHOP PROGRAM: January 13-17, 2020

Fernanda Eberstadt

Hello Stranger! Being and Imagining the Other

Fernanda Eberstadt, photo by Oliver Gross
Fernanda Eberstadt, photo by Oliver Gross
  • January 13-17, 2020
  • Advanced, $600
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In this advanced workshop, we will read a few stories and essays by established and experimental authors of fiction and creative nonfiction from Truman Capote to Charlie Fox (b. 1991), writers whose work explores the notion of a joyous or disruptive Otherness. You will each produce your own stories/nonfiction pieces in response to my prompts, and each student will be workshopped in the course of the week. If time permits, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the instructor.


Apply via Submittable

  • This is an advanced workshop. Please submit a writing sample of up to ten double-spaced pages of fiction or nonfiction.
  • Please include a brief cover letter that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and prior workshop experience, if any.
  • The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a deposit of $200 is required to register, with the balance due by September 30.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Financial Assistance is available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend—click here for guidelines and application.


Fernanda Eberstadt graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, where she got a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English Language and Literature. She has published five novels, including The Furies and Rat, and is the author of a nonfiction book, Little Money Street, about Gypsy musicians in France. Her articles on subjects ranging from the Hebrew Bible to Russian protest artists Pussy Riot to Sicilian politics to Andean Baroque churches in Peru have appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and frieze, among others. A visiting lecturer at the University of Michigan’s MFA program, she is currently working on a book about the body and political prophecy.