2020 Summer Workshops

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Alysia Abbott

Where to Begin: A Memoir Workshop

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK One of the hardest aspects of writing memoir is knowing where your story begins. Some memoirs begin with the meeting of the writers’ parents. Others start at the end of the story. And...More
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Mark Adams

In the Footsteps of Thoreau: A Drawing & Writing Workshop

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
… you might have seen our tracks in the sand, still fresh, and reaching all the way from the Nauset Lights to Race Point, some thirty miles, for at every step we made an impression on the Cape, though we were not aware of it …” Henry David Thoreau,...More
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Elissa Altman

Telling Your Story: Permission & the New Memoirist

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK  The human compulsion to tell our stories makes us who we are; the act of crafting them into engaging personal narrative elevates them beyond the abstract. But the writing of memoir...More
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Sarah Amos

Taking Line & Texture for a Walk: Collagraph on Cardboard

July 19 to July 24
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Sarah Amos has taken this printmaking discipline to a new level due to her persistent experimentation and her refined aesthetic. Amos is enthralled with the collagraph technique that she has perfected over 25 years of experience. The multiple plate...More
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Marina Ancona

Radical Printmaking

July 12 to July 17
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   Long considered a mechanism of change, printmaking and the printshop are sites of radical collaboration. My work centers on individual discovery and experimentation. Each participant identifies...More
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Kristen Arnett

On Place: Writing Regional & Home Narrative in Fiction

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Workshop attendees will spend time discussing the craft of place and regional writing in narrative fiction. Readings will be provided by the instructor with a focus on the craft of place writing. The course will be fifty-percent workshop focused and...More
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Richard Baker

Text & Image: A Painting Workshop

August 9 to August 14
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
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Erin Belieu

Vision & Revision: A Poetry Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this workshop, you will decide if you're more interested in generating new work or in sharing previously drafted work with the group (or some combination of both). I will bring in poems every day as models of various craft elements for our...More
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Jill Bialosky

Telling it Slant: A Memoir Workshop

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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 or...More
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Sophie Cabot Black

Paying Attention & Remembering to Open the Toolbox: A Poetry Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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, you will come away better understanding what you do best,...More
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Linda Bond

Figure Drawing: Inside & Out

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this week-long class, we will explore the interaction of structure, design, motion and expression in the human form by studying both the outer appearance and the inner anatomy of the body. In addition to improving visual language skills, drawing...More
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Paul Bowen

Drawing in Provincetown

July 19 to July 24
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
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Traci Brimhall

Between Wilderness & Clarity: Turning Your Tension

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Every writer has their strengths, but we often tend to over-rely on what we already know we do well. In this workshop, we will focus more on how to create a balance of tension between clarity and...More
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Jonatha Brooke

Secrets, Lies & the Essential Truths: Finding Your Voice as a Playwright

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Develop your play or solo show. In this generative workshop, we will discuss character and story, timeline, arc. We’ll dig and deepen, explore new ways into your narrative through various exercises, including dialoguing. Gain practice in writing...More
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Mahogany L. Browne

Nature & the Socio-Political Body

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   This generative workshop will examine poetic techniques by studying conversations between the poet, the social constructs and the laws of nature. Poems by Aracelis Girmay, June Jordan, Rumi & Ross...More
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Gabrielle Calvocoressi

The Gong Keeps Going: Patience & Transformation in Our Most Challenging Poems

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
What makes you decide to give up on a poem that in your heart you really love and believe in? In this workshop we'll think about how patience and being with feelings of discomfort and "failure" can open the gates to extraordinary poems. We will look...More
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Peter Campion

Going to the Source: A Poetry Workshop

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Improve your poems by considering the art more fully, from the inside out. Our goal will be to find new sources for our poems. What inspires us to write? How can we cultivate those energies while discovering new opportunities for our poems? Explore...More
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Tina Chang

Hybrid Beast

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL  The word hybrid comes from the Latin hybrida which means mongrel, a creature of mixed breed. The tradition of poetry is widening, drawing from many art forms, blending and fusing to create contemporary...More
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Kate Clark

Figurative Sculpture: Exploring Nontraditional Materials to Create a Visual Story

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   Transforming the surface of an object can powerfully change that object’s meaning, allowing the external to suggest an internal state of being. For this workshop you will start by...More
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Michael Collier

Translation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Translation as (re)vision is a generative workshop in which cribs will be used to produce versions of poems by Cavafy, Rilke, Szymborska, and Prado. Workshop participants will collaborate on at least...More
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Garrard Conley

Multi-Genre Memoir

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK Some memoirists borrow from other genres. Some write from a surprising perspective, in multiple tenses, even into another genre or multiple genres. This class will explore, through various memoir excerpts...More
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Mark Conway

What You’re Willing to Discover: A Poetry Workshop

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Yusef Komunkyakaa said, “Don’t write what you know. Write what you are willing to discover.” In this poetry workshop we’ll concentrate on writing toward the deep, difficult-to-reach poem, writing that relies on intuition, half-glimpsed inner visions...More
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Adam Davies

Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in Outer Cape Cod

July 19 to July 24
1-4pm
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
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Andre Dubus III

Do Not Think, Dream: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

August 16 to August 21
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
If I teach nothing in my writing classes, I teach this: do not outline your novel or novella or short story or essay. Do not think out the plot, the narrative arc, the protagonist’s journey, whatever you want to call it. Instead, try to find the...More
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Jess T. Dugan

The Intimate Portrait

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   Making a photographic portrait is an intimate 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...More
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Joanne Dugan

Picture Writing: A Collaborative Workshop for Writers and Photographers

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This highly experimental workshop invites photographers and writers to tell their stories in a new way. Students spend the week making photographs about words and writing words about photos, using their own work as prompts, as well as responding to...More
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Nick Flynn

Poetry as Bewilderment

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Frost once said: Poems are about what you don't mean as well as what you do mean. In our week together I would like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of "bewilderment" and how it gets...More
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Nick Flynn

Memoir as Bewilderment

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In The Unnamable, Beckett offers this: "Dear incomprehension, it’s thanks to you I’ll be myself in the end." In our week together, I would like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of "bewilderment" and how it gets acted out in our...More
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Vievee Francis

The Sky is Falling: Ascendant & Descendent Gestures in the Poem

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Have you ever been asked, “Why don’t you write happy poems”? Or perhaps you have been admonished that your poems are too “dark.” There is a common assumption that the poem should “lift,” “inspire,” or...More
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Aja Gabel

The Story, The Engine, The Obsession: A Fiction Workshop

June 21 to June 26
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this workshop, we'll look at engines that power our stories, and obsessions that fuel our practice. Stories are born in all kinds of ways: an enigmatic character begging for understanding, a liminal location, a crystalline image, a hairpin plot...More
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Nicole J. Georges

Drawing a Line: Graphic Memoir

June 28 to July 3
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK In this workshop we will explore and practice elements of story-telling in comics, with a focus on autobiography and fiction. We will create original work through writing exercises and...More
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Kimiko Hahn

The Hybrid Poem

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   The hybrid text is not new but the word and our regard for the multi-genre approach is relatively new. So, our opening questions are: how to begin and how to make meaningful choices without succumbing...More
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Jo Hay

Representational Painting: A Step-by-Step Guide

June 14 to June 19
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Open to All
This structured, rigorous, and lively class is designed to sharpen the students understanding and use of color. Each day, a specific painting exercise will focus the attention and practice on one of the individual elements required to make a...More
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Robin Hemley

The Meaning of Everywhere: Travels in Memory and Your Backyard

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   The course will be a generative workshop exploring how we write about place and why. We will explore the places in memory that we keep returning to, journeys around our own rooms and...More
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Robert Henry

Expressive Painting

July 19 to July 24
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We will explore a variety of techniques and strategies to make expressive oil paintings from quick observations of the model. The class will begin with the model taking the same pose in each of two, twenty-minute sessions. The pose will be an active...More
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Marcie Hershman

Truth & Lies: Alternative Facts at the Barricades of Fiction & Memoir

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
How do you tell a story from your own life in a memoir if you can’t recall every fact?  Is it better to tell that story as a work of fiction, reshaping events as if you hadn’t lived them? There are so many barricades we face before we can trust...More
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Daniel Heyman

Flying High: Woodblock Prints & Kite Making

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Paper, sticks, a printed image, a bit of wind -- that's enough to get this class off the ground. Paper kites are in all cultures and have a way of returning us to childhood as quick as a madeleine. This...More
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David Hilliard

The Photography as Language

June 14 to June 19
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
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
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Megan Hinton

Abstract Representational Painting

July 5 to July 10
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Abstract representational painting uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to discover a transformative process of looking and making art. This workshop will approach observational painting through abstract principles. Students will learn how...More
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Pete Hocking

The Infinity of Nature: A Landscape Painting Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
David Hockney once said his subject is the infinite variety of nature. While speaking of the landscape, Hockney was speaking beyond it too -- to include the figure as well as human ecology. In my experience, strong painting grows from one's...More
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Ann Hood

Finding the Story in Your Story: A Memoir Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Tara Westover said: “I think that when memoir goes wrong, it goes wrong from too much memory, too much detail. It's about clearing all that away and just getting to the story.” This workshop will focus on clearing away what doesn’t belong and...More
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Pam Houston

Where the Personal Meets the Political (and always has): A Generative Workshop

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   It is easy, in these terrifying times to find oneself asking the question, do stories of my personal traumas and triumphs even matter anymore, and the answer is, a resounding yes. In this generative...More
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Marie Howe

Eco Poetry: The Living Web

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This is a generative writing workshop where we will be concentrating on the living web of world around us (whales, sharks, clams, birds, trees, wind, flowers, mosquitoes,  stars, moon, ocean, turtles, ants,  fox…. ). We will wander in the world,...More
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Major Jackson

Writing to Imagine Ourselves: A Poetry Workshop

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   “I rhyme / to see myself, to set the darkness echoing.” –Seamus Heaney, “Personal Helicon”   So much of writing poetry is a discovery and honoring of the self. When we are attentive and when we...More
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Joel Janowitz

Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop explores watercolor’s unique properties, including transparency and clarity, to bring “light” and “space” into one’s work. Exercises include mixing and layering washes, using a full value scale from light to dark, adjusting color, and...More
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Patty Larkin

Lyric, The Sound of Words: A Songwriting Workshop

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL This workshop is for all levels of songwriters who want to delve into lyric writing as a way to expand the colors of their palette. We will use the work of favorite poets and songwriters as templates and...More
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Reif Larsen

Voice Matters: A Fiction Writing Workshop

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We all know that feeling of encountering a strong narrative voice on the page. We are infected by its singularity, by its seduction, by its ruts and inconsistencies. But what, exactly, are the mechanics of a voice’s authority? As writers, how do we...More
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Andrea Lawlor

Queer / Trans Fabulism: Writing the Mythic from the Margins

July 19 to July 24
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the series WRITING QUEER LIVES   Queer and trans people have often found ourselves in the position of having to write ourselves into our own lives as well as writing our lives into literature—no wonder so many of us turn to...More
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Ryan Amador & James Lecesne

The Future Perfect Project: A Writing & Performance Workshop for LGBTQ Teens & Young Adults

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   The Future Perfect Project believes that the self-expression of youth is a declaration of a better future for us all. We work with a wide spectrum of non-normative teen-aged youth from around the United...More
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Fred Liang

Monoprinting: Magical Transformation, Creating Under Pressure

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   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...More
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Ada Limón

To Make a Human Thing: A Poetry Workshop

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is designed for beginning to experienced poets who would like to finish older poems and create new poems. With a constant focus on balance--the light and the dark, the real and the artful, the lyric and the narrative--we'll explore how...More
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Paul Lisicky

On Urgency: Memoir/Creative Nonfiction Through a Queer Lens

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the WRITING QUEER LIVES series   What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction as a queer person in 2020? What silences do we sense in the archive and in ourselves? How do we tap into our personal urgency to fill...More
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Melinda Lopez

The Playwright's Voice

July 19 to July 24
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the WOMEN'S PLAYWRIGHTS series Whether you are a first time-playwright or the author of many scripts, everyone can use time to re-charge. This workshop will combine simple exercises to jump-start our writing, help us focus...More
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T Kira Madden

The Self, The Selves: A Workshop

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the WRITING QUEER LIVES series   How do we take the sprawl of our lives and distill the right moments to deliver that umph of the most effective stories? How do we magnify the electricity in the mundane? This generative...More
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Fred Marchant

Living the Dream: A Poetry Workshop

July 19 to July 24
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Just think of how many dreams you have during any given week! Think of the imaginative energy that pours into, and emanates from those images and stories. Think too of how such imaginative energy might be brought to bear on your poetry and on your...More
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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

Such a Character! Writing Family

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Who, reading Mary Karr’s memoirs, could fail to imagine her knife-wielding, smart-talking Texan mother? Who, reading Patricia Lockwood, can forget her father, the Rush Limbaugh-quoting, Arby’s-snarfing, farting priest? When we write memoir or...More
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Gail Mazur

Writing Poems: Vision & Revision

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Often the best, most surprising inspirations for revision comes from close readings of poems new to us. Together we’ll look at the work of several poets and write new poems. Every day! We’ll give ourselves and our writing a figurative shake or two,...More
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Richard McCann

Writing From Life: Autobiography & Fiction

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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, I...More
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Campbell McGrath

2020 Vision: Poetry & the World

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Dynamic poems are grounded in the real world: language is rooted in the tongue, emotions stab at the heart, memories flash across a movie screen in the mind. Before we can mirror the world we need to...More
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Deborah Miranda

Writing Down Your Demons: A Memoir Workshop

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   Poet Rainier Maria Rilke explains, “If I lose my demons, I will lose my angels as well.” Likewise, fiction writer Grace Paley cautions, “Don’t be in too much of a hurry to exorcise...More
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Andrew Mockler

Collaborate with a Master Printer: Monoprint Workshop

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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
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John Murillo

Cut, Scratch & Blend: Revision as Remix

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   “Poetry,” writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, “is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space.” In this...More
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Eileen Myles

The Future: A Poetry Workshop in 2020

August 2 to August 7
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   I've always liked poetry workshops. You meet a weird and interesting new group of people, you'll write a poem you never imagined and you are turned on to work by poets you've never read before. I feel...More
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Porsha Olayiwola

Dismantling the Tradition: On Form & Power

July 12 to July 17
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK Infrastructures hold tradition in place. Tradition creates social norms that last centuries. Infrastructure, both tangible and unseen, establish a system by which the norms never alter. This is true in...More
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Matthew Olzmann

What You Know of the World is Wrong: Expectation & Surprise

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Robert Frost famously wrote, “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.” That sounds great, but how exactly is "surprising" work actually created. This generative class will focus on how...More
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Wendy C. Ortiz

Evocation through Experimentation: A Multi-Genre Workshop

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
How do you write the difficult or the ineffable? How can we enter into new practices that enable us to write what evades us, or what deeply challenges us? We’ll engage with getting at the difficult and the ineffable through the keyhole of...More
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Gregory Pardlo

This is Not a Pipe: A Mixed-Genre Workshop in Poetry and Memoir

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Contrary to popular belief, "voice" is not merely a synonym for "style." Voice takes part in a dynamic conversation across the arts and across history, languages, cultures and traditions. Yet few...More
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips

After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes: Exploring Experience Through Poetic Form

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop will focus primarily on poetic form. We will explore not merely what these particular forms are but why, how and the often underdeveloped sense of when you may think to use them. This will involve our studying, in brief, the history of...More
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Simonette Quamina

Printing Through the Collage

June 28 to July 3
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   This workshop aims to heighten awareness for visual thinking through the medium of relief printmaking, specifically focusing on collagraph printing techniques, and its ability to...More
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Shobha Rao

Overcoming Our Fears: A Fiction Workshop

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Hunter S. Thompson said, “Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.” Do we kill fear or keep it alive? How do we counter fear? Do we go around it, or do we go through it? In this...More
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Victoria Redel

Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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
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Richard Renaldi

Beyond the Selfie: Representation & the Psyche

July 26 to July 31
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   From the cave of Altamira, to Albrecht Dürer, to Kim Kardashian, humans have endeavored to create their own facsimile. Once the concern of skilled artisans the self portrait in the digital age has...More
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Martha Rhodes

Revising & Generating, Creating New from the Old: A Poetry Workshop

July 19 to July 24
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Our workshop will focus on participants’ poems with an eye to revision, primarily. We’ll discuss strategies that can be employed to both bring the poem to fuller realization, as well as ways that we can discover alternative possibilities for the...More
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Marian Roth

The World of Camera Obscura

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Camera obscura photography creates 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 than images created in mechanical or...More
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Sarah Schulman

Fiction & Nonfiction Workshop

July 12 to July 17
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK   A craft-based workshop for fiction and non-fiction writers on ALL levels: from true beginner to the multiply published, working on witnessing our extraordinary time, expressing the experience of living...More
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Nicole Sealey

Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image

August 2 to August 7
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux argue that images should “produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is ‘like being alive twice.’” As we know, images are closely linked to...More
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Michael Prodanou & Laura Shabott

Drawing & Painting the Figure

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Two of Provincetown’s favorite artists join us as faculty for a weeklong workshop devoted to drawing and painting the figure. Michael Prodanou teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Laura Shabott teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday....More
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Dani Shapiro

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

August 16 to August 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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
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Beowulf Sheehan

Seeing You: Storytelling, Storyteller & Photographic Portraiture

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The first language we speak is the visual.  Our eyes are in constant dialogue with the present.  With photography, we speak with the past.  What a portrait, that frozen moment in a person's journey, tells us about its subject's story is as...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Engaging the Experience: Making Meaning in Memoir

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
How do we turn “what happened” into a story? How do we shift through the sheer wealth of anecdote in a lived life and give it narrative purpose? Is “the truth” enough? In a confidential environment, we will examine what makes a story. This is a...More
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James Everett Stanley

Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop

June 28 to July 3
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   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...More
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Paul Stopforth

Discovering Drawing

July 26 to July 31
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of the POETRY FESTIVAL   Drawing has always been an essential component in the lives of working artists, and the significance of this fact has become increasingly apparent in contemporary art practice. Regardless of experience...More
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Yvette Drury Dubinsky & Vicky Tomayko

Collaborative Printmaking with Stencils

June 14 to June 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Experiments in Serendipity! Learn to use stencils in making one-of-a-kind prints with common elements. Media covered include monoprinting with oil based inks, cyanotype, relief printing, and ghosting. Explore the myriad ways stencils are useful....More
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Vicky Tomayko

Silkscreen Printmaking

June 7 to June 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We will investigate a variety of approaches for printing original silkscreen images in a non-toxic environment. Techniques include hand-cut stencils, direct drawing and painting, and photo-silkscreen methods. Print on paper, fabric, wood, vinyl, etc...More
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Justin Torres

Advanced Fiction Workshop

August 9 to August 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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
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Brian Turner

Connecting the Personal to the Political: A Memoir Workshop

June 28 to July 3
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK   In this workshop, we’ll be in conversation with journalists and global thinkers struggling to make sense of the events of our time. As we work on our own personal memoirs, we’ll...More
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Paula Vogel

The Provincetown Bootcamp

July 12 to July 17
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK and the WOMEN'S PLAYWRIGHT series The "bootcamp" consists of daily exercises assigned that play with plot, character, dialogue, music and plasticity.  We will not critique the specific exercise, but...More
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Joan Wickersham

Unlocking the Story

June 21 to June 26
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Open to All
What is my story and how do I tell it? All writers – no matter how seasoned – 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 telling it...More
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Forrest Williams

Painting the Figure

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Instruction in painting from the live model. Students will be encouraged to create a basic palette from direct observation of the model, using oil paint. Setting up a composition on either canvas or panel (student's choice) will be considered....More
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Marion Winik

Memoir Boot Camp

July 19 to July 24
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
After spending one session discussing brief manuscripts submitted in advance, the week is devoted to creating and workshopping new material using approaches that may be quite different than what you may have tried before. Class discussions will...More
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Bert Yarborough

Open Print

July 5 to July 10
24 Hr Access
Tuition: $450
Open to All
During this week, space will be opened in the print shop for experienced printers who have previously attended printmaking classes at the Fine Arts Work Center. Students work on their own independent projects and will have 24-hour access to the...More
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Bert Yarborough

Open Print

August 16 to August 21
24 Hr Access
Tuition: $450
Open to All
During this week, space will be opened in the print shop for experienced printers who have previously attended printmaking classes at the Fine Arts Work Center. Students work on their own independent projects and will have 24-hour access to the...More
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Bert Yarborough

The Collaborative Print: The Deliberate & the Gestural

June 21 to June 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop will focus on developing new ways of creating prints through a combination of multiple techniques and the exploration of different approaches to personal visual language making.  The main objective is investigation of process, change...More
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Javier Zamora

Engagement in Poetry/Engaged Poetry

July 5 to July 10
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
What keeps us engaged? What drives us down the page to the end of the poem? We will explore “speed” or “momentum,” by analyzing poems that keep our attention. But also, we will explore how as writers, we can be engaged with our surrounding world, to...More