Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

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Ann Hood
Start Making Sense: How to Make Order From the Chaos of Your Story
August 15 to August 19, 2022
Tuition: $550
ASYNCHRONOUS Even though David Byrne urges us to “stop making sense,” in non fiction and memoir writing we must start making sense: of the events, triumphs, catastrophes, and history of our lives. In this workshop, you are invited to share your stories with an eye toward honing, excavating, and discovering the story within the story.... more
Erin Belieu
Vision & Revision - LIVE
August 15 to August 19, 2022
Tuition: $575
LIVE TIME: 10am-12pm EST.  In this workshop we will look at poems generated by prompts I share with you that are designed to extend your reach, awareness of structure and the tools available to you as poets. The prompts will be based on poems I bring into class for us to consider. We will also... more
Brendan Constantine
The Art of Getting It Wrong - LIVE
August 15 to August 19, 2022
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 3pm-5pm EST. Blinded by the blank page? Poet Brendan Constantine presents a special week-long edition of his generative workshop “The Art of Getting It Wrong.” Participants will liberate their strongest poetry by embracing its most common obstacles, including their own perceived limitations. In addition to creating new poems, students will discuss the... more
Deborah Taffa
Storytelling as Radical Empowerment
August 15 to August 19, 2022
Tuition: $550
ASYNCHRONOUS Dear nonfiction and fiction writers: Are you imagining characters—either yourself or others—who constantly swim against the tide? This class will serve the protagonist who, for whatever reason, finds herself consistently misperceived by others. Maybe she is mixed-race yet white presenting. Maybe they are nonbinary, but society is forcing them to choose a single gender.... more
Taylor Mali
(Not) Only On Paper: Poetry from Page to Stage - LIVE
August 22 to August 26, 2022
Tuition: $575
LIVE via ZOOM: 2pm-4pm EST.  Robert Penn Warren, the only person ever to have won the Pulitzer Prize for both poetry and fiction, is rumored to have once described a colleague as being “a great poet, but only on paper.” As a poet with a background in spoken word and the poetry slam, I love... more
Abigail Chabitnoy
Notes on the Assembly
August 22 to August 26, 2022
Tuition: $550
ASYNCRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS Santayana proposes “the great function of poetry is to repair to the material of experience, seizing hold of the reality of sensation and fancy beneath the surface of conventional ideas, and then out of that living but indefinite material to build new structures, richer, finer, fitter, to the primary tendencies of... more
Tara Betts
Speculating on Joy & Futures in Poetry
August 22 to August 26, 2022
Tuition: $550
ASYNCHRONOUS In this workshop, we’ll consider the significance of emphasizing joy, even in challenging times and crisis-laden moments. We’ll imagine the freedom that we want to see in the world and consider how we build our own worlds in our imaginations and our real physical environments. We will also read and discuss poems and speculative... more