Summer Program Workshop List

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Mark Adams

Drawing the Wild Side of Outer Cape Cod

June 18 to June 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
A chance to draw and write in nature in Provincetown's back yard: dunes, marshes, beach and woods of the outer Cape. Drawing media and methods suited to beginners and experienced artist/travelers with emphasis on capturing quick impressions,...More
Dean Albarelli

Fiction Writers Workshop

June 18 to June 23
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Maybe you've been writing fiction and could use some guidance -- tips on plot, advice about dialogue, thoughts on how best to begin a narrative. Or maybe you've simply wanted to write fiction and haven't quite dared. Whatever your background, this...More
Amy Arbus

The Personal Narrative

June 25 to June 30
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We will explore the photo essay as a way to reveal the nature of a person (or people) in context, over time. A compelling picture story sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the conflict and all of its bittersweet...More
Richard Baker

Text & Image: A Painting Workshop

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
From Egyptian tombs to illuminated manuscripts of the 8th century onward, throughout the Modernist art of the 20th century, and into our contemporary city streets, words and images have combined in abundant ways, some conventional, easily escaping...More
Donald Beal

Painting the Outer Cape Landscape

June 11 to June 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This class will be based on painting from direct observation in the landscape. We will work from a different location each day, exposing students to a wide range of possibilities and challenges that are to be found while standing in and observing...More
Jill Bialosky

Telling it Slant

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Emily Dickinson wrote, “Tell all the truth/but tell it slant.” This workshop will offer narrative strategies for digging deeper in memoir and personal essay by investigating Dickinson’s dictum.  How does a piece of writing, whether personal essay...More
Sophie Cabot Black

Paying Attention (& remembering to open the Tool Box)

June 11 to June 16
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this class we will deepen our individual voices by listening to poems written during our time together and from other sources. By using exercises, deconstruction and other strategies, we will come away better understanding what we do best, while...More
Amy Bloom

How to Be Your Own Editor: The Art of Revision

June 18 to June 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Revision is the greatest opportunity a fiction writer can have. Learn to be your own editor, your most astute reader and your most discriminating (and laser-like) reader. Bring it in and make it better. Please bring 11 copies of up to 10 pages of...More
Linda Bond

The Portrait & Self-Expression

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The art of portraiture dates back to ancient Egypt and continues today in traditional and unconventional forms of representation.  During our week together we will explore a variety of approaches to portraiture, depicting the likeness and...More
Paul Bowen

Drawing on the Waterfront

July 23 to July 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This class will take place along Provincetown's harbor. Be inspired by its wharves and blackened pilings, schools of fish breaking up the surface of the sea, brightly colored boats pulled up onto the beach, sailboats, dories, fishing boats and...More
Elizabeth Bradfield

Poetry Workshop: Ekphrasis, Broadsides, and Collaboration

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Art inspires. From Homer to Natasha Trethewey, from William Blake to Mark Doty, from Rilke to Szymborska, poets have long been engaging with visual art. Ekphrasis can investigate the creative act, politicize and contextualize visual art, and...More
Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Experiment & Possibility Everlasting: Making Poems In the Poem Lab

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Every poem is, at its heart, an experiment. This means there’s no such thing as a poem that doesn’t have the possibility to teach us something deeply important about our practice, our poetics, and the world around us. In this workshop we will write...More
Tina Chang

Poetry Workshop: The Sensual Form

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is intended for writers who are interested in sensual detail (relating to or drawing from the five senses) with the understanding that poetry cannot exist without spirit, shadow, duende, intuition. In this portion of the class we...More
Martha Collins

Growing the Poem

July 23 to July 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop will focus on expanding poems beyond the space of the short, self-contained lyric. Through the reading of published poems and daily writing, we’ll explore strategies that will not only help you write longer poems, but also move your...More
Garrard Conley

Memoir as Lyric: Making an Art Out of Memory

August 13 to August 18
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Why does memoir have a reputation for being less "artful?" Surely anyone who has read Mary Karr or James McBride or any number of memoir titans has experienced the great literary pleasures found in our greatest works of fiction. This class will...More
Adam Davies

Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in Outer Cape Cod

June 18 to June 23
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
“Happy are those who see beautiful things in unassuming places where others see nothing. Everything is beautiful, what matters is to know how to interpret it. “ -Camille Pissarro, 1893. This class offers an opportunity to explore and photograph the...More
Natalie Diaz

Emotional Imageries and Lexicons

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This generative workshop will help us build and recognize the lexical landscape of the emotional imageries in our work. Through selected readings and connected prompts we will interrogate the imagery, language, and craft choices we use to create...More
Jess T. Dugan

The Intimate Portrait

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Making a photographic portrait is an intimate, collaborative endeavor, requiring both photographer and subject to work together to create a compelling image. The best portraits are often as much a reflection of the maker as they are of the subject...More
Joanne Dugan

The Photograph and the Word: A Collaborative Workshop for Writers and Photographers

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The often-repeated quote says that a "picture is worth a thousand words." Yet the addition of written text to photographs yields surprising results that tell a visual story in a new way. Or as Theodor Geisel once wrote, "Words and pictures are yin...More
Stephen Elliott

Writing from Experience

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Your experiences, and how you process them, are what make you unique as an individual. They are also the most valuable things we can offer readers. This is a one-week workshop where we'll focus on in-class writing exercises and critiquing each...More
Lauren Ewing

Word & Place: An Installation Workshop

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We live in a forest of signs. Everything speaks. However, most language in the public visual realm is selling something. Have you ever wanted to put your words in a public place and if so what would they be, a poem, a rant, a quotation, a single...More
Melissa Febos

The Quick and The Deep: Writing Short Personal Essays

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this generative workshop we will study and practice the art of the miniature personal essay. Works of 500 to 2,000 words are among the easiest to publish and the hardest to write. To reach true emotional depth in few pages requires both skillful...More
Maria Flook

Character-Driven Memoir

June 11 to June 16
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
A memoir examines a period of time or a lynchpin event in the life of a writer.  Events are important, but memoir depends on the writer’s voice, and the story comes to life through the development of character.  Thomas Hardy wrote “It is not the...More
Angela Flournoy

Memory and Character in Fiction

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Intermediate/Advanced
Embedded in the stories we write are numerous smaller stories--the ones characters tell themselves about the lives they've lead and the people they've known. We will examine memory as a vital tool for character development, and we will look at the...More
Nick Flynn

Memoir as Bewilderment

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Frost would sometimes say at his readings that "poems are about what you don't mean as well as what you do mean"—this could apply to the contemporary concept of memoir as well. When we first approach the idea of writing a memoir we generally write...More
Julia Glass

Swimming in the Gene Pool: Family, Fact & Fiction

August 13 to August 18
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Intermediate/Advanced
This workshop is for anyone writing stories, whether “true” or invented (or both), about family, especially your own. Whether you are crafting a personal essay or short story, a memoir or multigenerational saga, to write about family is to write...More
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

The Articulate Image: Picturing the Poem Within

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” – Susan Sontag And the poet lives and works, perhaps on the half-exposed bridge between what the hand writes towards itself and what the heart remembers in the naming of the world for the sake...More
Kimiko Hahn

From Title to Closure: Practical & Magical Vision & Revision

June 18 to June 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Titles and endings are just plain difficult. Good ones often feel more like good luck rather than a spirited commingling of heart and head.  How to revise without destroying the vision?  How to explore where the poem wants to go and begin to follow...More
Robert Henry

Expressive Painting in Oil

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this workshop, you will work in a relaxed, congenial and cooperative environment where there are no prede­termined rules. You will generate your opportunities and limitations from a will to be expressive, and an exposure to methods, techniques,...More
Kristin Hersh

Stranger Than Fiction: A Memoir Workshop

July 16 to July 21
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
If truth is stranger than fiction, how do we incorporate that strangeness into a worldview that allows for it? Solving a life equation is best done with a small world/big picture orientation. This workshop will walk us through the process of...More
Marcie Hershman

The Obstacle Course: Memoir and Creative Non-fiction

July 23 to July 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
What we already do well isn’t the issue, of course. What challenges us, what infuriates us, what shushes us, what speeds past us, tugging focus away from our next sentence or our next page, is—oh yes--precisely where we want to re-engage. The...More
Daniel Heyman

Word Play: Print and Drawing Workshop

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
When a writer touches the mind’s eye, images form, glorious and uncontained by any true physicality, open and fluid. But when does an artist get to put these images down on paper and to make physical the dialog going on in her mind? Writing in...More
David Hilliard

The Photograph as Language: The Art of Visual Storytelling

July 9 to July 14
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
Explore photography as a universal storytelling language. From its inception the photographic medium has been expected to prove, explain or entertain; its very mechanical nature asks it to be precise. The workshop is designed to challenge your...More
Ann Hood

Jumpstart Your Memoir

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Often, that moment when you first begin to write your memoir is the scariest. This workshop will help you get started by asking the right questions. Whether you're stuck in a draft that isn't working, having trouble organizing your story, or are...More
Pam Houston

Advanced Prose Workshop

July 9 to July 14
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
By Application Only
In this workshop-focused class we will bring our critical and compassionate eyes to up to 5,000 words of prose (either fiction or nonfiction) from each student with the goal of making each story, essay or chapter the strongest it can be. We will...More
Marie Howe

Intention & Discovery: Form as Portal; Form as Path

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is primarily generative – although we will also discuss work as it is brought to the table. We will read a great many published poems and, inspired by them, use the perceived forms to create portals and pathways to new work. Each...More
Fanny Howe

Experimental Prose Workshop: Fiction & Nonfiction

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Advanced
This is a workshop for writers with a prose manuscript in-progress that you want to modify and clarify. You will read some outside writing, both ancient and modern, that is strange enough to shake up the shapes of our sentences. Reading aloud will...More
Rebecca Gayle Howell

Finish Your Poetry Manuscript

June 11 to June 16
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This course is for writers of poetry who have a manuscript—be that a collection of individual poems; a book of poems that depend on each other to tell a story; or a hybrid work that breaks genre—and are working to push it into a finished state. Our...More
Lacy M. Johnson

Memory to Memoir

June 25 to June 30
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
"Memoir is, for better and often for worse, the genre of our times," Sven Birkerts writes in The Art of Time in Memoir. The best memoirs don't simply relate the events of a writer's life from start to finish, but instead dramatize a journey of the...More
Patricia Spears Jones

Basic and Bold: A Poetry Workshop

June 25 to June 30
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Poets often need to return to the radical -- the root to refresh their practice. They need to rediscover the images, the rhythms, their reasons for making work.  This workshop is designed to do that by using contemporary poets and their different...More
Anthony Kirk

Master Printer Series: Combining Monotype & Photo Polymer Intaglio

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Participants will create intaglio plates using photopolymer plates and combine these with a separate monotype plate in order to print a series of monoprints. The printing of the photopolymer plate remains more or less constant but the approach to...More
Patty Larkin

Lyric: A Music Workshop

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
A workshop for poets, songwriters, and storytellers who want to set their mind to song. Explore the sound of words through daily writing exercises, analysis of song forms, and literary tools of the trade.  This workshop seeks to create songs that...More
Reif Larsen

Walking to the Edge: A Fiction Workshop

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
As writers, we often fall back on certain familiar tics and habits. How do we push our work beyond the cliché or the ordinary so that our writing jumps off the page? How do we produce the kind of writing that sweats, breathes, shivers? In this...More
James Lecesne

The Power of Story

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Whether you are working on a screenplay, a TV pilot, a play, a one-person show or a novel, storytelling, is hard work; it requires honesty, courage, craft and above all determination. But it can also be a mysterious and mystical experience, a means...More
Robin Coste Lewis

Poetry and Photography

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
How are poetry and photography similar?  In which ways are they distinct?  What is the relationship between words and pictures, and how do we use these insights in our writing practice?  What can the various histories of both technologies/art forms...More
Fred Liang

Master Printer Series: Monoprinting - Magical Transformation, Creating Under Pressure

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Bridge the immediacy of drawing with the processes of printmaking. You will focus on developing visual ideas in a serial, yet exploratory approach. This class is ideal both for artists with limited printmaking experience, and advanced printmakers...More
Ada Limón

The Spark & the Fire: A Poetry Workshop

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is designed to ignite something courageous inside of us, rattle and shake it around. With rigorous in-class writing exercises that take advantage of our natural surroundings we’ll work together to produce new work and take poetic...More
Paul Lisicky

Developing Your Memoir

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This is a class for those looking to revive a memoir or creative nonfiction project. We’ll spend the first three days of the week reading and thinking about the work of other writers (Hilton Als, Heidi Julavits, and Nick Flynn, among others),...More
Peter Madden

Cyanotypes: Handmade Books from Sunprints

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Working with one of the first photographic processes developed in the mid-1880s, Cyanotype, (also known as sunprinting or blue-printing) we'll begin the week making images on paper and fabric. Using photographic negatives, handmade negatives and...More
Constantine Manos

The Magic Moment: A Photography Workshop

July 23 to July 28
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $650
Advanced
You will learn precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images, each of which is a surprise. The elements of chance, time, place, and personal point of...More
Fred Marchant

Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic Poem

July 9 to July 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
The ekphrastic poem is a response to a work of visual art. It is a poem that describes the artwork, but inevitably it also leads to associations, insights, memories, the emotional contours of the inner life. Together we will probe the nature of the...More
Gail Mazur

Writing, Reading, Re-thinking Poems

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
We will spend the week looking at the work of three poets, which will be waiting for you in Provincetown, and looking together at poems by the participants. Often the best and most surprising inspirations for revision and for new poems come from...More
Richard McCann

Writing From Life: Autobiography & Fiction

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
“The secret to writing, " writes Dorothy Allison, "is that fiction never exceeds the reach of the writer's courage….until I start telling the stories that were hardest for me, writing about exactly the things I was most afraid of and unsure about,...More
Andrew Mockler

Master Printer Series – Collaboration & Edition Printing

July 23 to July 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Advanced
Artists have always worked with master printers, experienced in their craft, to achieve superlative results. This course offers the chance for a small group of students with some experience in printmaking to hone their craft in collaboration with a...More
Eileen Myles

How to Write a Poem

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This is a no level workshop. If you took this workshop before you can take it again. It’s both the same and different. This year is very different. A poem is like a relationship that helps you weather the tensions of your existence. It’s a sail, it...More
Matthew Olzmann

You Against the World: the Autobiographical Moment in Poetry

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Nonfiction writer Dinty W. Moore says, “It is not what happens to us in our lives that makes us into writers; it is what we make out of what happens to us.”  This class will examine several strategies for shaping the autobiographical moment in...More
Wendy C. Ortiz

Writing on the Edge

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
"Edgework," as defined by one online dictionary, is “behavior at the edge of what is normally allowed or accepted; risky or radical behavior.” Our week together will be spent looking at how the definitive and formative experiences of our lives are...More
Gregory Pardlo

Reading to Write

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this workshop we will examine three or four poetry collections that model unique approaches to craft. This workshop will be generative in the sense that we will practice mining these collections for ideas, lessons on craft, and we will apply...More
Jim Peters

The Contemporary Figure – De Kooning to Dumas

June 25 to June 30
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In a workshop environment we will be painting from the figure and investigating the figurative work of post World War II artists. We will analyze/discuss the images, processes, narrative aspect and use of space/placement in the work of Willem De...More
Robert Pinsky

Imagination and Music: A Poetry Workshop

August 12
10am-1pm
Tuition: $150
Open to All
In this one-session, generative workshop, we’ll use the music of syllables, words, sentences and lines to guide imaginations, helping to compose poems in class. You’ll have the option of sharing your impromptu composition aloud with the group. I...More
Victoria Redel

Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop focuses on possibilities within a work of fiction—what are the possibilities and limitations found in choices of narrative point of view, syntax, time, memory, story structure, sentences, omission, openings, closure, objects, dialogue...More
Martha Rhodes

On Tone: A Poetry Workshop

July 23 to July 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Advanced
First, we will define poetic tone so we are all talking about the same thing. Then we will look at participants' poems as well as poems I bring in via handouts with tone in mind. How do we establish tone in a poem? How do we sustain tone and/or...More
Marian Roth

The World of Camera Obscura

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Pinhole photography (or camera obscura) is a way to create photographic images without a sharpening lens, linear focal plane, or factory set apertures and shutter speeds.  The results are often dreamy and mysterious, both softer and more personal...More
Sarah Schulman

The Craft of Fiction & Nonfiction for All Levels

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This craft-oriented workshop will be valuable for prose writers at all levels. Beginners will learn a critical approach with insightful aids to get you started. Advanced writers, even those with multiple publications, will get access to big picture...More
Salvatore Scibona

Fiction Workshop

June 25 to June 30
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Whether you are at work on a short story or a novel, of whatever genre, participants in this course will come ready to read your work with a critical eye and an adventurous sense of the infinite forms and subjects fiction can tackle.  We will read...More
Tim Seibles

Twerk or Waltz/Hawk or Canary: Tone and Its Operations

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
It is not uncommon for poets to become handcuffed to one particular tone of voice, which limits the emotive range of their work. This can constrain the imagination and replace surprise with predictability. In this workshop, we will read and write a...More
Alan Shapiro

Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

July 23 to July 28
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL This will be a generative class. We’ll read four poets on Monday, and then each day thereafter students will bring to class a poem, in imitation. By the end of the week, I promise you you’ll have four of the best poems you’ve...More
Dani Shapiro

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

August 20 to August 25
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
The most helpful writing workshops are ones in which the group acts as a single organism, its sole purpose being to help the piece of work at hand become its best possible self. Memoir, fiction – it’s all storytelling. Whether you’re bringing in...More
Alan Shapiro

Conveying an Unconventional Sensibility in Poetry

July 30 to August 4
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
Poetry like all arts depends on conventions or norms of expectation in order to express an individual perspective. Yet conventions, or norms of expectation, literary or social, are by definition inherently impersonal and general; they are also...More
Brenda Shaughnessy

Form (Flaw, Fear, Flight) and Function

August 6 to August 11
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this workshop, a combination generative and workshop-based course, we will explore how to best turn our deepest lived truths into the strongest and most resilient possible art. This work is about re-learning how to see, how to listen to...More
Susanna Sonnenberg

Who Was I/Who Am "I"?

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
The workshop guides writers into thinking about the self as a literary device. As we explore real-life anecdotes, we discuss how to transform them from lived experience into art, and how to choose the details that shape story. Generative prompts...More
James Everett Stanley

FACES: A Portrait Painting Workshop

June 18 to June 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Portraiture is the great abiding tradition of painting. In mastering the direct human gaze, an artist is able to distill and illuminate what might otherwise remain unarticulated: the desires, disappointments, and mysteries of the human condition....More
Paul Stopforth

Discovering Drawing

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Through the use of a wide range of materials, you will explore what it means to place marks on paper that begin to transform what we see into what we think and feel about ourselves and the objects we find in the world around us. The course will...More
James Stroud

Master Printer Series: Jump Start Etching-Photoetching on Copper

July 30 to August 4
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Artists in this course will ‘jump start’ the etching process by transferring drawings or photos from clear film onto photo-sensitive copper etching plates and then develop them further through more traditional means. Master Printer James Stroud...More
Rob Swainston

From Photoshop to Multi-Color Block

June 11 to June 16
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Photoshop is a powerful tool for printmakers working with multi-plate images. Students will learn how to manipulate their own imagery (photo/drawing/painting) or appropriated imagery in photoshop for output into ‘traditional print’ processes. This...More
Vicky Tomayko

Silkscreen Printmaking

June 18 to June 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this screen printing workshop, you will investigate a variety of approaches for printing original silkscreen images. Techniques include hand-cut stencils, direct drawing and painting, and photo-silkscreen methods. Silkscreen is a favorite of...More
Justin Torres

Fiction Workshop

July 23 to July 28
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Advanced
This course is for students who are already at work on a longer project—be that a short story collection, a novel, or some poetic hybrid of genres—and are looking for critical feedback. The workshop will be intensive; we will look at two student...More
Jennifer Tseng

Writing the Forbidden: Poetry

June 25 to June 30
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this poetry intensive you will work to produce a piece of forbidden writing. What’s forbidden to one writer may not be forbidden to another. Some feel forbidden to write about emotions (i.e. anger, happiness etc.) or circumstances (i.e. trauma,...More
Brian Turner

Memoir as Interior Renovation

July 2 to July 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this intensive workshop on memoir, we’ll offer critique and feedback on the memoir you’ve begun, as well as discover ways to expand and explore the work you’ve already created. With a literary tool belt and an eye toward renovation, we’ll knock...More
Laura van den Berg

The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop

June 11 to June 16
1pm-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In an interview, Steven Millhauser once spoke of “the blazing thing that deserves the name of reality.” In this workshop, each of you will be encouraged to go in search of your own “blazing thing.” In addition, to collective critique on our stories...More
Joan Wickersham

Unlocking the Story

June 25 to June 30
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
What is my story and how do I tell it? Any writer – no matter how seasoned – has to grapple with these questions, day after day, project after project. This intensive workshop for fiction and memoir writers will focus on finding the story and...More
Paula Wilson

Contemporary Self-Portraiture in Print

July 16 to July 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In celebration of the art of the memoir this course investigates identity and selfhood through the versatile art of printmaking. Utilizing a range of techniques such as monoprinting, stenciling, relief and xerox transfers we will examine how ‘the...More
Bert Yarborough

Using the Print

August 13 to August 18
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop will start with the production of monotypes and expand the possibilities of developing a body of work by employing a multitude of processes including chine colle, collage, drawing, painting and watercolor.  Participants will...More
Bert Yarborough

Open Print

August 6 to August 11
24 Hr Access
Tuition: $400
Open to All
During this week, the print shop is open to a limited number of experienced printmakers who have previously attended printmaking classes at the Fine Arts Work Center. Students work on their own independent projects and have 24-hour access to the...More