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Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

Summer Workshop Program 2023

Please note: Orientation for Weeks 3-11 is on Sunday; Workshops are Monday through Friday. See an example of a week at FAWC here.
Nick Flynn Memoir as Bewilderment August 13 to August 19, 2023 Tuition: $800.00 Workshop: 9am - 12pm Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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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 writing — either through syntax, our accessing the duende, leaps into the unconscious, or simply circling around what is unsaid, unknown, unrealized. This will be a generative workshop, in the sense that we will look closely at work we bring in to find ways to transform it and go deeper into the shadow world — in this it is also a radical revision workshop.

Biography

Nick Flynn’s most recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: threads, collaborations, and conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty-five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. He is also the author of five collections of poetry, including I Will Destroy You (Graywolf, 2019). His bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages. His next book, Low, is forthcoming (Graywolf, 2023).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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