2018 Summer Workshops

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Alysia Abbott

Jump Start Your Memoir

July 8 to July 13
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.Starting your memoir can be daunting. Determining its scope, voice, and perhaps most challenging of all, figuring out where to begin, are no easy tasks. But guidance in a group setting of peers...More
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Alysia Abbott

Where to Begin: A Memoir Workshop

July 21 to July 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 others begin with a central question posed by a traumatic event....More
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Hanif Abdurraqib

Widening the Personal Narrative in Nonfiction

June 30 to July 5
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
How can one most effectively see themselves through the lens of a song, or a movie, or a rapidly fading memory? Widening the personal narrative is a way to get writers invested in the personal and lyrical aspects of nonfiction work by placing...More
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Mark Adams

In the Footsteps of Thoreau: A Drawing & Writing Workshop

June 30 to July 5
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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Mark Adams
Pete Hocking

Cape Cod Landscapes: From the Field to the Studio

June 16 to June 21
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 Cape Cod landscape. Mark Adams teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Pete Hocking teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday....More
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Mark Adams

In the Footsteps of Thoreau: A Drawing & Writing Workshop

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
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 30 to July 5
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The profoundly 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 often begins with the daunting and universal questions of...More
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James Lecesne
Ryan Amador

Future Perfect Project: Writing & Performance Workshop

July 14 to July 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $500
Open to All
Open to Teens/Young Adults (Ages 16-24) This workshop creates a space for alt, queer, and creative youth, to speak your truth and tell your story, YOUR WAY.  With a toolkit of storytelling & songwriting exercises, you will reflect on your...More
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Marina Ancona

Radical Printmaking

July 14 to July 19
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 individual social justice issue(s); instructor and...More
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Molly Antopol

Empower Your Fiction: A Writing Workshop

July 15 to July 20
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop will help you develop your skills as a fiction writer: to hone your voice, and strengthen your command over such elements as tone, pacing, characterization, setting and plot. We’ll use writing exercises and short in-class readings to...More
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Amy Arbus

Picturing People: Aesthetics and Narrative

July 15 to July 20
9AM-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We are all storytellers at heart. A compelling picture essay sets the scene, introduces the characters, evokes a mood, and shows the conflict and all of its bittersweet consequences. Participants are encouraged to think about story ideas before...More
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Richard Baker

Text & Image: A Painting Workshop

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
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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David Baker

Lyric Ecology: A Poetry Workshop

July 7 to July 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This week’s workshop is about nature poetry.  What is nature?  A tree, a stone, a landscape?  Is the city part of nature?  Is language?  What we do intend when we use natural elements in our poems?  All week we’ll talk about the lyric as we explore...More
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Richard Baker

Text & Image: A Painting Workshop

July 28 to August 2
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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Samiya Bashir

Restorative Poetics: Writing to and Through Our Humanity

July 28 to August 2
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this generative-based, poetry-making workshop, we’ll explore the power of poem-making to metabolize aggression out of our bodies through the transmutation of experience, insight, and exchange, to reclaim and restore our humanity and more in both...More
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Jill Bialosky

Unleashing the Fictive Voice: A Poetry Workshop

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Emily Dickinson wrote, “Tell all the truth/but tell it slant.” This workshop will offer narrative and fictive strategies to unleash personal experience into artfulness?  How can a fictive voice be called upon in a poem? We all know that the most...More
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Jill Bialosky

A Lie That Tells The Truth: Fiction Workshop

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Intermediate/Advanced
Pablo Picasso famously said, that art “is a lie that tells a truth.” This workshop will focus on voice, point of view, character and narrative strategies in writing urgent and compelling fiction.  I will offer techniques using memory, personal,...More
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Sophie Cabot Black

Paying Attention (& Remembering To Open The Tool Box)

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
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
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Sophie Cabot Black

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

August 4 to August 9
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

Drawing the Human Figure: Under & Over

June 23 to June 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this class we will explore the interaction of structure, design, motion and expression in the human form by observing the inner anatomy of the body, its outer appearance and the relationship of clothing and fabrics to the body's form and movement...More
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Linda Bond

Figure Drawing: Inside and Out

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 the human figure from...More
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Paul Bowen

Landscape Drawing with Charcoal, Graphite & Squid Ink

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
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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Paul Bowen

Drawing Provincetown

July 7 to July 12
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 Clarity and Wilderness: Tuning Your Tension

August 5 to August 10
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual 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 in poems. We will...More
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Gabrielle Calvocoressi

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

June 16 to June 21
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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Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Public and Private: The Week I Wrote (And Revised!) A Ton of Poems

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this workshop we will write a ton of poems, do various vision and revision experiments, and workshop each day. This is a class for poets of all levels who are seeking to deepen their writing practice through experimentation with multiple...More
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Joseph Cassara

Fiction Workshop

July 7 to July 12
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is designed for students who are at work on a collection of short stories or novel. We will discuss two student pieces per class (either a short story or self-contained novel chapter), in addition to published stories by writers like...More
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Cyrus Cassells

The Alphabet of the Sacred: A Poetry Workshop

July 29 to August 3
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Is there a mystic in you, a seeker longing to express potent insights? Using Rilke's The Duino Elegies as a focal point, as well as poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, Linda Gregg, Ellen Hinsey, Rumi, and several others, this workshop is designed...More
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Alexander Chee

The Essay is the Problem

July 21 to July 26
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
You’re trying to write about your abuse, but you fear retaliation from your abuser. You want to write a family history, but your family has no records, and no one tells stories even about the living. You’re writing a biographical profile, and their...More
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Andrea Cohen

The Long and the Short of It - Expansion & Distillation: A Poetry Workshop

June 23 to June 28
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
We’ll look at ways to simplify and add complexity to poems. And we’ll explore ways of deepening our poems, and leaving a door open for mystery and surprise. This will include looking at the work of a few poets who do this (effortlessly, it would...More
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Forrest Williams
Larry Collins

Drawing & Painting the Figure II

July 21 to July 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. Larry Collins teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Forrest Williams teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday....More
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Martha Collins

Beyond the Lyrical “I”: Using Documentary Research in Poems Exploring Political & Social Issues

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.Poetry that engages our social as well as personal sensibilities often utilizes documentary material. In this workshop, we will focus on moving beyond personal experience and into material that involves...More
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Martha Collins

Using White Space: Stanza & Line

June 16 to June 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop will focus on ways in which the white space created by stanza and line can be as important as the words it surrounds. Discussion of reading assignments will consider stanzas (couplets, tercets, one-line stanzas, and more), lines (long...More
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Garrard Conley

Making Art Out of Memory: A Memoir Workshop

July 8 to July 13
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.This class will explore, through various memoir excerpts, the ways in which writers have raised the genre to new heights. We will also explore, through poetry and fiction, techniques memoirists can...More
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Garrard Conley

Using Techniques from Poetry & Fiction In Your Memoir

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Feeling stuck? Some memoirists borrow from other genres when the steam runs out. Some write from another perspective, in another tense, even into another genre. This class will explore, through various memoir excerpts, the ways in which writers have...More
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Kate Daniels

Writing as a Practice of Recovery: A Poetry Workshop

June 23 to June 28
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Why is telling one’s own story such an empowering act? Why is the boiled down, intensely-compacted brevity of poetic utterance so liable to deliver us to the unconscious truths of our imaginations? In this workshop, we will explore the recuperative...More
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Adam Davies

Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in the Outer Cape

June 16 to June 21
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...More
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Adam Davies

Photographing the Landscape: Explorations on the Outer Cape

June 24 to June 29
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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Esteban del Valle

Drawing as a Radical Creative Practice

July 14 to July 19
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
As a visual artist, drawing can be one of your most useful tools. The history of drawing is rooted in urgency, in thought formulation and preparation for something larger. However, the process can also be a radical creative practice in itself....More
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Alison Hawthorne Deming

Writing an Essay, Planting a Tree: An Environmental Writing Workshop

July 22 to July 27
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.W.S. Merwin wrote "On the last day of the world/ I would want to plant a tree." This week will be an experiment in crafting essays that speak from personal experience and a keen attention to our...More
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Vicky Tomayko
Yvette Drury Dubinsky

Collaborative Printing & Alternative Process Photography

June 16 to June 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Working with someone else can lead to innovation and surprise. Experiment with a variety of printmaking methods to make one of a kind works. In this workshop you can explore collaborating while learning the basics of layering monotype, making simple...More
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Andre Dubus III

Do Not Think, Dream: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

June 23 to June 28
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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Joanne Dugan

Writing Pictures: A Storytelling Workshop for Writers and Photographers

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop will encourage and inspire you to combine text and photographs to tell your unique stories. We will spend the week making pictures about words and writing words about pictures, using our own work as prompts, as well as responding to...More
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Jess T. Dugan

The Intimate Portrait

July 14 to July 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 maker as they are of the subject. In this...More
Joanne Dugan's picture
Joanne Dugan

Writing Pictures: A Collaborative Workshop for Photographers & Writers

July 21 to July 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This highly collaborative workshop will encourage and inspire you to combine text and photographs to tell your unique stories. We will spend the week making photographs about words and writing words about photographs, using our own work as prompts,...More
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Cornelius Eady

What the Poem Wants

August 5 to August 10
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival.What does the poem want? It is not always what the Poet wants. This is a question that I’ll ask and explore with you—through exercises, prompts, examples and informed talk we’ll sort those...More
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Lauren Ewing

Sea Level Rise: An Installation Workshop on Climate Change

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week. Sea level rise is the most critical aspect of climate change to coastal communities. This class will seek creative ways to demonstrate immersion, inundation, coastal erasure, melting, temperature rise,...More
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Melissa Febos

Breaking Form: Alchemies in Creative Nonfiction Structure

June 30 to July 5
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Conventional essay forms offer us familiar containers in which to pour our content. And essays are traditionally driven by content. It is a formula that works. The problem with formula, and the familiar, is that it lulls the imagination and protects...More
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Nick Flynn

Poetry as Bewilderment

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 acted out in our poems—either through syntax,...More
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Nick Flynn

Poetry as Bewilderment

August 5 to August 10
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival.Frost once said, "poems are about what you don't mean as well as what you do mean." In our brief time together I’d like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of "bewilderment" and...More
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Nick Flynn

Memoir as Bewilderment

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Frost once said, "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 into what we believe is our...More
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Nick Flynn

Memoir as Bewilderment

August 18 to August 23
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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Leigh Fondakowski

Creating Theater from Real Events

June 30 to July 5
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Do you have an event, current or historical, that you are burning to explore on stage? Leigh Fondakowski teaches a rare intensive on how to create riveting theatrical plays from real events. Using a highly evolved process she has developed through...More
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Tessa Fontaine

Writing Your Way to the Spark: A Memoir/Personal Essay Workshop

June 30 to July 5
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this generative workshop, we'll focus on translating personal experience and research into effective memoir or personal essay. Through prompts, we'll invigorate both right and left brain memories and ideas, incorporate outside materials,...More
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Vievee Francis

The Sky is Falling: Ascendant and Descendant Gestures in the Poem

August 5 to August 10
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual 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,” “...More
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Vievee Francis

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

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 at least suggest “hope.” However, what if that...More
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Gabriel Fried

Revising Poems with the Poetry Editor of Persea Books

July 28 to August 2
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this workshop with Persea Books Poetry Editor, Gabriel Fried, spend time with your submitted poems, working to understand (from a book editor's perspective) their ambitions—and the payoffs and pitfalls of those ambitions. As editors, we will...More
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Betsey Garand

Drypoint & Criblé: Scribing & Hammering a Hand-Pulled Print

July 21 to July 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This course will explore the 15th century non-acid techniques of drypoint and criblé, creating a remarkably broad range of possibilities for a printed image. Drypoint is a direct method of creating a print by incising into the metal plate with a...More
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Ross Gay

Making a Way Together

August 5 to August 10
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival. In this generative workshop, we will stoke our imaginations by (often collaboratively) writing and performing mini operas, puppet plays, poem-type-things, making books, studying flowers, and...More
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Carmen Giménez Smith

Revision Praxis: A Poetry Workshop

July 28 to August 2
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Revision is a wildly generative practice for a writer, but it is also idiosyncratic. Many of us resist the process because we’re afraid to hurt our poems or because we don’t know when to walk away, which may be why Thomas Mann once said, “A writer...More
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Julia Glass

Writing from Character: A Fiction Workshop

July 21 to July 26
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Intermediate/Advanced
Some fiction writers find that their stories germinate from a single visual image, others from a moral imperative, still others from a title or an opening sentence. Many, however, follow the adage “Character is plot.” To put it more precisely,...More
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Julia Glass

Swimming in the Gene Pool: Family, Fact & Fiction

July 29 to August 3
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
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Kelle Groom

Writing From Life: Autobiography & Fiction

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
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, I...More
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Elizabeth Hand

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian Worlds: A Writing Workshop for Teens

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $400
Open to All
Elizabeth Hand, a genre fiction cult favorite, teaches a writing workshop open to teens aged 15-18 who are interested in fantasy, science fiction, noir, suspense, fantasy, supernatural, horror, time travel, dystopian worlds and mainstream fiction....More
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Lyle Ashton Harris

Projects in Photography: Ways of Seeing

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Through this workshop students will be provided with a forum in which to explore and engage the relationship between photography, landscape, and contemporary art. Through class assignments and readings we will develop a critical vocabulary for an...More
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Jo Hay
Michael Prodanou

Drawing & Painting the Figure I

June 9 to June 14
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; Jo Hay teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday. Friday...More
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Robert Henry

Expressive Painting

July 7 to July 12
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
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Robert Henry

Expressive Painting

June 24 to June 29
9am-Noon
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
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Marcie Hershman

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

June 23 to June 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
How do you tell a story from your life in a memoir if you can’t recall every fact? Is it better to tell that story as a piece of fiction, reshaping facts as if you hadn’t lived them? There are so many barricades we can put up before we trust...More
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Marcie Hershman

The Obstacle Course: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
You can look at it from this angle: obstacles are opportunities. As we plot new ways over, around, and through whatever seems bent on stopping us, we call on reserves we rarely acknowledge while zipping along more familiar paths. For writers the...More
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Daniel Heyman

Printing a 30’ Golden Week Banner

August 18 to August 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated Golden Week, a week of celebrations in early May when families, temples and imperial palaces hang colorful banners and kites representing different members of families: fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters...More
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Daniel Heyman

The Art of Resistance: Get On Board! Making Activist Posters Using Woodblock Printing

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.Posters are perhaps the most common form of propaganda historically - used to let you know just what Uncle Sam wants, and just how to sign up and give your all. Feeling a bit tired of this one-way...More
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David Hilliard

The Photograph as Language: The Art of Visual Storytelling

July 8 to July 13
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.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...More
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David Hilliard

The Photograph as Language: The Art of Visual Storytelling

July 7 to July 12
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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Mark Adams
Pete Hocking

Cape Cod Landscapes: From the Field to the Studio

June 16 to June 21
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 Cape Cod landscape. Mark Adams teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Pete Hocking teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday....More
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Pam Houston

Memoir/Personal Essay Workshop

July 8 to July 13
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
By Application Only
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.The class will be workshop focused and participants will be asked to bring a draft of approximately 5000 words to be critiqued. We will be working together to find the story that is lurking under the...More
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Pam Houston

There are Many Ways to Sing about the Earth

July 14 to July 19
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
By Application Only
I have always tried to write in such a way that makes my reader fall in love with particular places on the earth, in the hopes that one has a harder time destroying that which they love. Now, in the time of climate change and all its accompanying...More
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Marie Howe

Eco-Poetry: The Living Web

August 18 to August 23
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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Marie Howe

Intention & Discovery: Form as Portal; Form as Path

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
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
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Greg Jackson

Elements of Style: A Fiction Workshop

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
While we are generally taught to think about the large-scale properties of stories—character, scene, description, plot—the most fundamental aspect of fiction, style, often gets short shrift. How do we decide how we want to tell our story and what...More
Major Jackson's picture
Major Jackson

Writing to Imagine Ourselves: A Poetry Workshop

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
“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 courageously listen to the spirit of our moment, we find...More
Major Jackson's picture
Major Jackson

Writing to Imagine Ourselves: A Poetry Workshop

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
“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 courageously listen to the spirit of our moment, we...More
Greg Jackson's picture
Greg Jackson

Elements of Style: Fiction Workshop

July 21 to July 26
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
While we are generally taught to think about the large-scale properties of stories, the most fundamental aspect of fiction, style, often gets short shrift. How do we want to tell our story and what language suits our purposes best? How do we...More
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Joel Janowitz

Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Explore a range of strategies for painting with watercolor. Exercises will include mixing and layering washes, using a full value scale from light and dark, adjusting color, and working wet-in-wet. Students will also be encouraged to playfully...More
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Joel Janowitz

Watercolor: Painting Light

June 10 to June 15
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Explore a range of strategies for painting with watercolor. Exercises will include mixing and layering washes, using a full value scale from light and dark, adjusting color, and working wet-in-wet. Students will also be encouraged to playfully...More
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Lacy M. Johnson

Writing for Social Change: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.How can writing create change? How can we use our voices — and the myriad tools at our disposal as writers — to address problems of urgent social and political import? How does truth-telling impact the...More
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Patricia Spears Jones

Basic and Bold: A Poetry Workshop

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
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
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Anthony Kirk

Master Printer Series - No Two Prints the Same: Combining Monotype, Solarplate & Etching on Copper

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Participants will create unique prints combining the techniques of solarplate, etching on copper and the variable process of monotype. This allows for greater experimentation in printing. The ultimate aim is for each artist to complete a variant...More
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Patty Larkin

Lyric - The Sound of Words: A Songwriting Workshop

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 sample a varied cross section of musical...More
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Patty Larkin

Lyric: A Songwriting Workshop

August 5 to August 10
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival. "Lyric" is a workshop for wordsmiths and songwriters who want to explore the sound of words using song templates and poetry for inspiration and illumination.  We'll cover song structure,...More
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Reif Larsen

Voice Matters: A Fiction Workshop

June 16 to June 21
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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Reif Larsen

Walking to the Edge: A Fiction Workshop

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
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
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James Lecesne
Ryan Amador

Future Perfect Project: Writing & Performance Workshop

July 14 to July 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $500
Open to All
Open to Teens/Young Adults (Ages 16-24) This workshop creates a space for alt, queer, and creative youth, to speak your truth and tell your story, YOUR WAY.  With a toolkit of storytelling & songwriting exercises, you will reflect on your...More
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James Lecesne

Making Story

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
Tuition: $500
Open to All
Are you ready to develop your next play, novel, solo show, TV pilot or children’s book? This workshop will give you the tools you need to tell your story. You will find a voice to speak your emotional, political and personal truth, and create a...More
Fred Liang's picture
Fred Liang

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

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
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
Fred Liang's picture
Fred Liang

Monoprinting: Magical Transformation, Creating Under Pressure

July 28 to August 2
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 Limon's picture
Ada Limón

To Make a Human Thing: A Poetry Workshop

July 1 to July 6
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
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

Wildness & Intuition: A Workshop in Memoir/Narrative Nonfiction

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this generative class we'll learn to respect our wildness and intuition in terms of how we make choices in memoir and narrative nonfiction. We'll do that through both close readings of outside work and a sequence of in-class writing projects,...More
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Paul Lisicky

On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop

June 30 to July 5
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2019? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be...More
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Michael Patrick MacDonald

Transformative Memoir Writing: A Workshop

July 22 to July 27
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.This workshop will look at ways to approach social justice issues purely through storytelling narrative from our lived experiences, and doing so to promote both justice and healing. We will read passages...More
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Constantine Manos

The Magic Moment

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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
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Constantine Manos

The Magic Moment: A Photography Workshop

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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's picture
Fred Marchant

The Call of the Wild: A Poetry Workshop

August 11 to August 16
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
From fish in the sea to birds in the air and all living things in between, the world of the wild has always been a source of poetic inspiration. The wild can also include domesticated animals of all sorts, as well as insects, reptiles, amphibians,...More
Fred Marchant's picture
Fred Marchant

Writing the Water Songs

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
As we are in Provincetown, practically surrounded by the sea, we can perhaps imagine the myriad of ways in which water might serve to inspire new poems. Think for instance of the beaches and harbors we have known, and think too of the rains, snows,...More
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Alexandria (Alex) Marzano-Lesnevich

Such a Character! Writing Family

June 9 to June 14
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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Alexandria (Alex) Marzano-Lesnevich

Such a Character! Writing Family

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
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
Gail Mazur's picture
Gail Mazur

Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
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
Gail Mazur's picture
Gail Mazur

Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
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's picture
Richard McCann

Writing from Life: Autobiography & Fiction

August 18 to August 23
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
Jane Mead's picture
Jane Mead

Technique & Vision: A Poetry Workshop

August 4 to August 9
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In our best poems, technique and vision go hand in hand. Often it is vision which puts pressure on technique, forcing us to find new ways to approach the unsayable. However, it is also true that forming a deeper and more nuanced understanding of...More
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Jennifer Melby

Master Printer Series - Copperplate Intaglio and Monoprinting

July 8 to July 13
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.A week-long exploration working in intaglio to create multi color prints from one copper plate, combining traditional etching process with a la poupee inking, mono printing, chine colle, with the...More
Deborah Miranda's picture
Deborah Miranda

Summoning Creative Power: A Memoir Workshop

July 8 to July 13
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.A generative workshop open to all - including beginning writers and writers just starting their memoir project. Thich Nhat Hanh says that the work of meditation is to transform “compost into flowers...More
Andrew Mockler's picture
Andrew Mockler

Collaborate with a Master Printer: An Advanced Workshop

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Intermediate/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
Andrew Mockler's picture
Andrew Mockler

Collaborate with a Master Printer: Monoprint Workshop

August 4 to August 9
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
Aja Monet's picture
Aja Monet

Voices: Poetry for the People

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. In this workshop, we will discuss the political power of poetry to transform perception and reality. How do we use language, metaphor, and performance to envision the...More
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Ander Monson

No Self But in Objects: An Essay & Memoir Workshop

June 30 to July 5
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This generative workshop will explore how we reveal ourselves (in fact how we construct our selves) through thinking about, looking at, and playing with sorts of objects that we encounter every day but rarely think about. William Carlos Williams may...More
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John Murillo

Cut, Scratch & Blend: Revision as Remix

July 7 to July 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
“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 workshop, participants will consider various ...More
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Eileen Myles

Basic Tools: A Poetry Workshop

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
I’m thinking poems are made out of very clear easy things: words, repetition, art, nature, love and sex and loss, music, political climate, limitation, time, death, rhythm. God? Ideas about god or spirituality. So we’re going to use all those things...More
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Matthew Olzmann

The Wonders of Distraction: A Poetry Workshop

August 4 to August 9
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This class will look at moments of distraction, digression, unexpected juxtapositions and idiosyncratic leaps of thought. We’ll examine the ways these shifts in focus can generate surprise and create resonant turns. For the highly distracted poet,...More
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Wendy C. Ortiz

Altered States: A Multi-Genre Workshop

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Writers of all genres often contend with writing about experiences that take us out of our bodies or, alternately, deeper into our bodies. We'll read and discuss selected poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that successfully captures the...More
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Wendy C. Ortiz

Altered States: A Multi-Genre Workshop

June 17 to June 22
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
Writers of all genres often contend with writing about experiences that take us out of our bodies or, alternately, deeper into our bodies. We'll read and discuss selected poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that successfully captures the...More
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Gregory Pardlo

Who Cares About Your Story: Finding Meaning in Personal Experiences

July 8 to July 13
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Creative Nonfiction Week.As writers of the personal essay, we sometimes exclude biographical information that is essential to the essay’s frame. We might do this because we think it is too mundane or uninteresting or...More
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Gregory Pardlo

Who Cares About Your Personal Story: Finding Meaning in Personal Experiences

July 7 to July 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
As writers of the personal essay, we sometimes exclude biographical information that is essential to the essay’s frame. We might do this because we think it is too mundane or uninteresting or shameful. On the other hand, we may share biographical...More
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Jim Peters

The Figure: Realism to Abstraction – Manet to Picasso to Neel to Sillman

June 23 to June 28
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The painted figure has evolved through the changing modes of painting over the last 150 years. From the realism of Manet to the cubistic fracturing of Picasso and distortions of Schiele, the black lines of Beckmann to the immediacy of Alice Neel and...More
Jim Peters's picture
Jim Peters

The Figure in the Interior: A Painting Workshop

June 17 to June 22
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In a workshop environment we will be painting from the model(s) and integrating the figure within an interior space, real or imagined. The environment/the spatial mode of a painting narrates the figure; an “interior” is a “stage” projecting the will...More
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Three Pillars of Poetry: Sound, Subject, Imagination

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Illuminate the subject in your poems by exploring how the imagination and sound work together. A poem is always about the relationship between its sonic and imaginative parts, as this is what convinces the ear that the subject is not only real but...More
Carl Phillips's picture
Carl Phillips

Making Poems from Poetry

August 18 to August 23
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
All poems are made of parts. In this generative workshop, we will look at poems that I provide, examine how they work, how they turn separate parts into unified song. Why do some poems soar off the page, and others don’t? What’s the role of mystery...More
Carl Phillips's picture
Carl Phillips

Making Poems from Poetry

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In this workshop, we will look at strategies used in poems provided by the instructor, and we will use those strategies both as devices for generating new work and as lenses through which to re-see and revise work that has stalled. You should except...More
Rowan Ricardo Phillips's picture
Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Do Poems Really End?: A Poetry Workshop

June 10 to June 15
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
What is the end of a poem? What is its function? What makes one ending stronger than another? What do you do with a line you think "would make a good ending of a poem" that you have yet to write or perhaps even to conceive of? How does the end of a...More
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Ivy Pochoda

The Novel from Beginning to End

June 16 to June 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
So you've finished a novel. Or you're finishing a novel. Or you're thinking about starting a novel. No matter where you are in this process this workshop is for you (even if you've taken it before). In our class, we will consider any book,...More
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Ivy Pochoda

The Novel from Beginning to End

June 24 to June 29
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is for students at all stages in the process of writing their novels. In order to write, we must be able to imagine our novels as one day being complete—we must be able to talk about them, share them, interrogate them, and revise them...More
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Jo Hay
Michael Prodanou

Drawing & Painting the Figure I

June 9 to June 14
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; Jo Hay teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday. Friday...More
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Provincetown Artists

5 Artists, 5 Days: Drawing and Painting the Figure

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Five of Provincetown’s favorite artists join us as faculty for a weeklong workshop devoted to drawing and painting the figure. Work with a new faculty member each day for five days. Includes mid-week panel discussion with all faculty on the Art of...More
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Victoria Redel

Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop

August 18 to August 23
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
Victoria Redel's picture
Victoria Redel

Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
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
Richard Renaldi's picture
Richard Renaldi

Provincetown & the Cape - A Sense of Place: A Photography Workshop

June 23 to June 28
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop focuses on building a series of images around Provincetown and its inhabitants. We will cover the construction of engaging portraits, the figure/ground relationship, the use of creative perspectives and the decisive acuity required for...More
Martha Rhodes's picture
Martha Rhodes

Revision & Generating - Discovering the New in the Old: A Poetry Workshop

July 21 to July 26
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The week will be spent focusing on revising work brought in for discussion as well as discovering how revision can serve the poem at hand as well as spawning new, unanticipated poems. So revision, yes. New work, yes. And, throughout the week, I'll...More
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Martha Rhodes

Revising & Generating: A Poetry Workshop

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
We often think of revising as a separate act from generating a poem. This workshop will focus on how revision can be an act of generating new, vibrant work. We'll look at poems that participants bring in with an eye to "conventional" revision as...More
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David Rivard

Inviting the Surprise: A Poetry Workshop

July 29 to August 3
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
As Grace Paley says, “You don’t write about what you know, you write about what you don’t know about what you know.” Using daily exercises and models, this workshop will focus on the practice of surprise, so that we can discover what we really feel...More
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Patrick Rosal

The Singing Image: A Poetry Workshop

August 5 to August 10
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival. We will read poems together out loud to get a sense of their sound, in fact, to be moved by their sound (of course, this is a tautology, because sound literally moves us by anvil, hammer,...More
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Sarah Ruhl

More Play: A Playwriting Workshop

August 18 to August 21
1-4pm
Tuition: $400
Open to All
A special opportunity to work with MacArthur Fellow, and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl. In this three-day workshop, the first day will be begin with in-class writing exercises to start your playwright process, or continue a play you’...More
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Sarah Schulman

Witness, Express, and Represent: A Prose Workshop

July 22 to July 27
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.A workshop for prose writers of every level: from true beginner to the multiply published, working on witnessing our extraordinary time, expressing the experience of living now in the context of others,...More
Sarah Schulman's picture
Sarah Schulman

Witness, Express & Represent: A Prose Workshop

July 14 to July 19
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This is 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 now in the context of others, and...More
Nicole Sealey's picture
Nicole Sealey

Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image

July 7 to July 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 memory. As poets, after mining our respective...More
Alan Shapiro's picture
Alan Shapiro

Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

June 10 to June 15
9am-1pm
Tuition: $725
Open to All
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 ever written and a set...More
Alan Shapiro's picture
Alan Shapiro

Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

July 21 to July 26
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Open to All
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 ever written and a set...More
Dani Shapiro's picture
Dani Shapiro

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
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
Dani Shapiro's picture
Dani Shapiro

Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir

August 18 to August 23
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
Alan Shapiro's picture
Alan Shapiro

Conveying an Unconventional Sensibility in Poetry

June 17 to June 22
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
Alan Shapiro's picture
Alan Shapiro

Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

July 28 to August 2
9am-1pm
Tuition: $750
Open to All
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 ever written and a set...More
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Solmaz Sharif

The Poem and Its Shadow

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Sometimes it seems we spend our lives trying to write the same poem over and over. Bring such a poem. We will workshop it the first session and spend the rest of the week writing shadow versions of this same piece daily. We will use a variety of...More
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Brenda Shaughnessy

A Poetry Workshop: Why Are We Poets?

June 24 to June 29
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Lucille Clifton said: “In every room you enter, someone is going through something unbearable.” To bear our burdens alone is, in itself, unbearable. We are poets because we believe in listening, to others and to ourselves, to intensely query the...More
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Brenda Shaughnessy

A Poetry Workshop: Why Are We Poets?

July 28 to August 2
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Lucille Clifton said: “In every room you enter, someone is going through something unbearable.” To bear our burdens alone is, in itself, unbearable. We are poets because we believe in listening, to others and to ourselves, to intensely query the...More
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David Shields

In Praise of Brevity: A Multi-Genre Workshop

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
In the best short-shorts the writer seems to have miraculously figured out a way to stage, in a very compressed space, his or her own metaphysic: Life feels like this. Or at least: Some aspect of life feels like this. In this workshop, we will work...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

Fighting the Ego: How to Get Real in Memoir

June 30 to July 5
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In a confidential environment the workshop will focus on unmasking the many selves that keep us from putting the truth on the page. Through in-class prompts and daily assignments, we will explore the creative rewards of risk. We will also workshop...More
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Susanna Sonnenberg

True to Yourself: Voice and Power through Memoir

July 15 to July 20
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
What is true? What is true on the page? These two questions are at the heart of this class, as we explore the power inherent in memoir. We will use generative exercises as well as workshop discussion, and we’ll focus on the strength of language and...More
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James Everett Stanley

Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop

July 8 to July 13
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop is part of 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 desires,...More
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James Everett Stanley

Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop

June 30 to July 5
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. In...More
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Paul Stopforth

Discovering Drawing

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 or levels of skill, drawing connects all of us...More
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Paul Stopforth

Discovering Drawing

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
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 or levels of skill, drawing connects all of us...More
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James Stroud

Jump Start Etching: Photoetching on Copper

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Students will get far into the development of an etching by transferring images drawn on clear films onto copper plate coated with a photosensitive resist. The instructor will bring the plates for purchase ($150 for a 24 x 18 inch plate) and...More
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James Stroud

Master Printer Series - Jump Start Etching: Photoetching on Copper

August 12 to August 17
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Advanced
Students will get far into the development of an etching by transferring images drawn on clear films onto copper plate coated with a photosensitive resist. The instructor will bring the plates for purchase ($150 for a 24 x 18 inch plate) and...More
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Rob Swainston

Master Printer Series: From Photoshop to Multi-Color Block

June 10 to June 15
1-4pm
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
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Rob Swainston

From Photoshop to Multi-Block

June 23 to June 28
1-4pm
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
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Lili Taylor

Finding the Truth of Your Characters

August 11 to August 16
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Develop your play or solo show with award-winning stage and film actor Lili Taylor, who is currently working on her solo show. In this generative workshop, we will discuss character and story. Learn how and where to push into your story and deepen...More
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Craig Morgan Teicher

Poetry as Conversation: A Workshop

July 28 to August 2
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Poetry is a conversation we have with ourselves by having it in front of others. With this idea in mind, this class will utilize daily generative writing exercises, class discussion of exemplary work by established writers, and daily workshop...More
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Craig Morgan Teicher

Poetry as Conversation: A Workshop

June 24 to June 29
9am-Noon
Tuition: $600
Open to All
Poetry is a conversation we have with ourselves by having it in front of others. With this idea in mind, this class will utilize daily generative writing exercises, class discussion of exemplary work by established writers, and daily workshop...More
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Vicky Tomayko

Silkscreen Printmaking

June 24 to June 29
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In this workshop, we will investigate a variety of approaches for printing original silkscreen images. Techniques covered include hand-cut stencils, direct drawing and painting, and photo-silkscreen methods. You will be able to print on paper,...More
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Vicky Tomayko

Silkscreen Printmaking

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: 650
Open to All
In this screen printing workshop we 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
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Vicky Tomayko
Yvette Drury Dubinsky

Collaborative Printing & Alternative Process Photography

June 16 to June 21
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Working with someone else can lead to innovation and surprise. Experiment with a variety of printmaking methods to make one of a kind works. In this workshop you can explore collaborating while learning the basics of layering monotype, making simple...More
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Justin Torres

Fiction Workshop

August 12 to August 17
1-4pm
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
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Justin Torres

Advanced Fiction Workshop

August 11 to August 16
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

Our Voices Around the Globe: A Poetry Workshop

July 14 to July 19
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Governments often fail to speak to other governments—save through the exercise of power in its various guises. I believe it is crucial that artists create a human connection with those who share the world we inhabit, though their homes and countries...More
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Laura van den Berg

The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
In an interview, Stephen 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 workshop critique, the class will...More
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Marcus Wicker

The Politics of Play: A Poetry Workshop

July 22 to July 27
1-4pm
Tuition: $600
Open to All
This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.Once a poet locates an approach that makes quick work of the generative process it is tempting to replicate that success by producing the same poem over and over again. And if the topic of said poem is...More
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Joan Wickersham

Unlocking the Story

June 24 to June 29
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 telling...More
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Joan Wickersham

Unlocking the Story

June 16 to June 21
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
Larry Collins

Drawing & Painting the Figure II

July 21 to July 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. Larry Collins teaches drawing on Monday & Tuesday; Forrest Williams teaches painting on Wednesday & Thursday....More
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Marion Winik

The Craft of Nonfiction

August 11 to August 16
1-4pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
This workshop offers an opportunity for creative nonfiction writers (memoirists and personal essayists) to get feedback on existing work, start new pieces and plan revisions. The first part of the week will be devoted to workshop-style discussion of...More
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Bert Yarborough

Using the Print: Mixed-Media Printmaking

August 19 to August 24
9am-Noon
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The directness and immediacy of monotype printing is an excellent vehicle for artists desiring to expand the possibilities of image making.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of monotype printing techniques, such as watercolor, trace...More
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Bert Yarborough

Open Print

August 5 to August 10
24 Hour Access
Tuition: $400
Intermediate/Advanced
During this week, the printshop and studio space will be available 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...More
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Bert Yarborough

Open Print

June 30 to July 5
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

Mixed-Media Printmaking

July 7 to July 12
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
The directness and immediacy of monotype printing is an excellent vehicle for artists desiring to expand the possibilities of image making.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of monotype printing techniques, such as watercolor, trace...More
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Paul Yoon

Structure and Movement: A Fiction Workshop

June 9 to June 14
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Open to All
Fiction writing is architectural. Among other things, we'll focus on how best to assemble your workshop piece; how to lift and develop the narrative at the right times and to perhaps pull back and give it more breath and space at other times....More
Monica Youn

The Poet’s Toolkit

July 28 to August 2
9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Intermediate/Advanced
This is an intermediate level workshop designed to push poets out of their “comfort zones” – to disrupt default modes and ingrained habits. Students will engage in structured discussion of each others poems in an effort to hone each participant’s...More
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Javier Zamora

Engagement in Poetry/Engaged Poetry

July 14 to July 19
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