Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2022 Summer Workshop Program
Poetry Festival

Join us in celebrating the power of poetry at the Fine Arts Work Center Poetry Festival. The Festival includes a set of two week-long poetry workshops led by some of our nation’s most inspired and awarded poets. Evening events include keynotes, faculty readings and artist talks, student readings, and open studios.

Poetry Festival Part One:  July 24 – 29

Keynote 
Vievee Francis
Sunday, July 24, 7 PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press; Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015); Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012); and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne StateUniversity Press, 2006). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

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

Writing Faculty 

Martha Collins
How Can I Write Poems About That?
July 24 to July 29, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Chen Chen
On Beginning (Again)
July 24 to July 29, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

Campbell Mcgrath
Researching The Ineffable
July 24 to July 29, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

Kimiko Hahn
Capturing the Hybrid Text (Poetry And Otherwise)
July 24 to July 29, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Traci Brimhall
Between Wilderness And Clarity: Tuning Your Tension
July 24 to July 29, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Visual Arts 

Open Print Week – FAWC’s Printshop is Open to Experienced Printmakers

Poetry Festival Part Two:  July 31 – August 5

Join us in continued celebration at Part Two of the the Work Center’s Poetry Festival. Evening events include keynotes, faculty readings and artist talks, student readings, and open studios.

Keynote 
Terrance Hayes
Sunday, July 31, 7 PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections: American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin, a finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and TS Eliot Prize; How to Be Drawn; Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His prose collection, To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism. Hayes has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Whiting Foundation, and is a professor of English at New York University.

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

 

Writing Faculty

Tina Chang
Luminous Wreckage: Writing Your Way Back To Being
July 31 to August 5, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Erin Belieu
Craft Tools For Generation And Revision
July 31 to August 5, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Eileen Myles
My Poetry Workshop
July 31 to August 5, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM

Matthew Olzmann
Love Poems
July 31 to August 5, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

David Baker
Lyric Nature: From Pastoral To Ecopoetics
July 31 to August 5, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM (Includes excursions)

Porsha Olayiwola
Dismantling The Tradition: On Form & Power
July 31 to August 5, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

Andrea Cohen
The Long And Short Of It: Expansion And Distillation
July 31 to August 5, 2022
1 PM – 4 PM

Visual Arts

Fred Liang
Creating Under Pressure (Master Printer Series)
July 31 to August 5, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM