Jami Attenberg to Lead “Starting a Revolution In Your Fiction” January 12-14

by Kate Parrish on October 31st, 2017

If you’ve had the desire to push boundaries with your writing, the new year is the perfect time to begin.

As part of our ongoing series of weekend workshops at Rivendell Writers’ Colony, we are pleased to announce the latest in our lineup — Starting a Revolution In Your Fiction Writing with Jami Attenberg.

Join us at Rivendell January 12-14 as Jami guides you to take your characters to fresh places, raise the stakes in your work and discover untapped subject matter. You’ll also contemplate how to innovate form and voice, and consider the intention and potential impact of your fiction.

The time to stretch yourself into a new place with your work is now.

Participants will have the opportunity to workshop one piece of their own writing, as well as to sit in on a craft lecture and Q&A session with Jami. Plenty of time is set aside for writing, reading and exploring our property and the nearby Sewanee Natural Bridge. Healthy, delicious, and energy-rich meals are served throughout the weekend.


Friday, January 12 — Sunday, January 14
includes all meals + single occupancy accommodation

Application deadline is December 3. Space is limited.

We are pleased to be able to offer a scholarship to one workshop attendee to cover the cost of lodging and meals. More details on how to apply for the scholarship can be found here.




About Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, books, television, and urban life for The New York Times MagazineThe Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, Lenny Letter and others. In 2017, HMH Books (US) and Serpent’s Tail (UK) published her novel All Grown Up. It will also be published in Italy, Germany, France, Holland, Poland, Russia, China, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Portugal and Hungary in 2018.

Her debut collection of stories, Instant Love, was published in 2006, followed by the novels The Kept Man and The Melting Season. Her fourth book, The Middlesteins, was published in October 2012. It appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, and was published in ten countries in 2013. It was also a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the St. Francis College Literary Prize, and has been optioned by Showtime. A fifth book, Saint Mazie, was published in 2015 in the U.S. and the UK, and in Italy, France and Germany in 2016, and has been optioned by Fable Pictures. Her work will be published in a total of sixteen languages.

She lives in New Orleans, LA.

Learn more about Jami at jamiattenberg.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @jamiattenberg, and on Facebook @jamiattenbergwriter.

Learn more about and apply to STARTING A REVOLUTION here.
Questions? Please email

Application deadline is Sunday, December 3.