Summer Workshop Program 2023
Carmen Maria Machado’s workshop and waitlist are both full. For those of you unable to join us onsite in Provincetown, we are excited to offer a three-hour virtual workshop with Carmen this summer. Learn more and register here.
During this workshop, we will break down the haunted house genre to its essential elements — ghosts, metaphor, memory, the uncanny, the philosophy of space, the intrusion of the past onto the present, and the relationship between author and story, story and reader, and author and reader — and explore how they function as a blueprint for all fiction. The workshop is a mix of readings, conversation, and generative/responsive writing; please come prepared to write and share.
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, Vogue, This American Life, Tin House, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.