Creative Nonfiction Week 2018

Transform real life experiences into art. Join us for an invigorating week featuring an outstanding faculty of writers and artists teaching workshops in memoir, essay, creative nonfiction, photography, painting, and printmaking, all of which relate to narrative, portraits, and identity. Evening events include a keynote address by Michael Cunningham, faculty readings and artist talks, a benefit concert with Jonatha Brooke, and student readings and open studios.
 

KEYNOTE

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

A favorite son of the Work Center, and one of today’s most widely honored writers, Michael Cunningham is the author of arguably the best narrative nonfiction account of our town: Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. He is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Hours as well as seven other books. Since coming to the Work Center as a Fellow in 1980, he’s received numerous accolades and awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Keynote is free for students attending a workshop this week.
Tickets for the general public will be available at the door. 

 

WRITING FACULTY

ALYSIA ABBOTT

JUMP START YOUR MEMOIR

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
“Shiningly clear, precise prose that gives it literary as well as testimonial distinction.” Booklist

 

GARRARD CONLEY

MAKING ART OUT OF MEMORY: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

Boy Erased: a memoir
A compelling story of perseverance and humanity.” Outsmart Magazine

 
 

MARIA FLOOK

CHARACTER DRIVEN MEMOIR

First Person Female
“Strange, original and fully absorbing.” New York Times

 


PAM HOUSTON

MEMOIR/PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

Some Kind of Calling (forthcoming)
Life on a ranch: “The greatest love story of one woman’s life.”  The Colorado Chautauqua

 
 

DEBORAH MIRANDA

SUMMONING CREATIVE POWER: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP

Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir 
“An emotional, powerfully told story that contributes greatly to [the] goal of “killing the lies” about [Native Americans]." Booklist

 

GREGORY PARDLO

WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR STORY: FINDING MEANING IN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America 
"A glorious addition to the father-son memoir genre." Phillip Lopate

 

 

VISUAL ARTS FACULTY

 DAVID HILLIARD

THE PHOTOGRAPH AS LANGUAGE: THE ART OF VISUAL STORYTELLING

Guggenheim award-winning photographer who creates multi-paneled work often based on his life or the lives of people around him

 


JENNIFER MELBY

COPPERPLATE INTAGLIO & MONOPRINTING

A Master Printer who has collaborated with many well-known artists whose works are housed in numerous museums including MOMA and the Whitney

 

JAMES EVERETT STANLEY

FACES: A PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOP

Visual Arts Coordinator at the Work Center, Work Center Fellow and alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting

 
 
 



BENEFIT CONCERT

JONATHA BROOKE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 8PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Described by the New York Times as “devastating and gorgeous,” Jonatha is a poignant lyricist with a fearless approach to melody and harmony.

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