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Putting the ME in Memoir
Writing Workshop

April 20-21, 2024

Led by bestselling author Hillary Carlip, and Emmy nominated/Golden Globe winning TV comedy writer, Maxine Lapiduss

Hillary Carlip, award-winning author of five books including the acclaimed memoir Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan, which Publishers Weekly called “Fresh, funny…hilarious and heartbreaking,” and Maxine Lapiduss, writer/producer of classic hit TV shows including Ellen, Roseanne, Dharma & Greg, and personal branding coach for writers and artists, will collaborate on their first ever creative writing workshop at the Double DD Ranch, their magical 27-acre retreat space in Santa Fe.

The duo have racked up some crazy personal experiences like winning the Gong Show three times; riding down Fifth Avenue in a horse-drawn carriage impersonating Sarah Ferguson, fooling hundreds of thousands of people; teaching Ellen to eat fire on The Ellen Show prompting Liza Minelli to come out unplanned with a fire extinguisher; and spending months in 30 below weather directing an ex-porn star in a Russian sitcom… and we’re just scratching the surface.

Everyone has unique experiences, personality traits, and POVs that sets them apart from the pack. As writers, Maxx and Hill have learned to mine their own essences, personalities, experiences and how they see the world to make their writing appealing and memorable. In this experiential weekend, they’ll share with you, a select group of writers, exactly how to do the same.

The two days will feature one-of-a-kind exercises, writing prompts, personal guidance, and individual and group feedback meant to help you easily, and powerfully, tap into your own essence and stories to better shape your specific style and your authentic voice.

This fresh and playful workshop, for writers of all levels and genres, will be unlike any you’ve experienced before—and in addition to offering helpful tools, it will include fantastic folks you’ll want to know for the rest of your lives, tasty meals and gourmet s’mores around the campfire, staggering views, and the petting of very large animals that live next door.
AND you can experience all of this fabulousness for the deeply discounted price of just $399. Which basically covers the cost of food and cleaning of buffalo poop.

We hope you’ll join us and take away some inspiring guidance that just might change your life.

* NOTE: For 1-2 hours during the workshop, a photographer from Table Magazine will be shooting some group activities and meals for an upcoming feature. Also, they have generously offered to publish a selection of writings from the weekend for those who are interested.

Space limited so reserve your spot today!

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Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by February 20 , your deposit will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellations after JFebruary 20 will be made only if your place is filled.

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