Summer Workshop Program 2024

Mark Adams Cameron Awkward-Rich Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas Samiya Bashir Douglas Bauer Gabrielle Calvocoressi Tina Chang Chen Chen Liz Collins Garrard Conley Mike Curato Oliver de la Paz Joseph Diggs Jess T. Dugan Joanne Dugan Melissa Febos Elizabeth Flood Nick Flynn Vievee Francis Nicole J. Georges Rubens Ghenov Nabil Gonzalez Kirsten Greenidge Kimiko Hahn David Hilliard Megan Hinton Pete Hocking Deborah Jackson Taffa Mira Jacob Jessica Jacobs Patricia Spears Jones Donika Kelly Zehra Khan Miriam Klein Stahl Andrea Lawlor Fred Liang Paul Lisicky Carmen Maria Machado Dante Micheaux Andrew Mockler Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl John Murillo Cleyvis Natera Porsha Olayiwola Matthew Olzmann The Future Perfect Project Rowan Ricardo Phillips Simonette Quamina Cecilia Ruiz Ilana Savdie Sarah Schulman Nicole Sealey Asako Serizawa Susanna Sonnenberg Paul Stopforth James Stroud Rashod Taylor Michelle Tea Vicky Tomayko Autumn Wallace Joan Wickersham Melissa Kay Wilkinson Forrest Williams Janine Wong Mark Wunderlich

Mark Adams is a painter/cartographer showing at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, and has 30 years experience in the National Park Service. He has exhibited installations, prints, photography, scientific illustration, and video art, and he was named Artist of the Year by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. His retrospective, Expedition, was at the Provincetown Art Association Museum in 2017. He has traveled with a sketchbook in hand around the Mediterranean, South America, Asia, and US wildernesses and has illustrated and co-authored a geologic primer, Coastal Landforms of Cape Cod, with Center for Coastal Studies geologist Graham Giese.

Drawing and Journaling the Beaches and Dunes of Provincetown with Thoreau and Other Writers

Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry—Sympathetic Little Monster (2016) and Dispatch (2019)—as well as The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment (2022). His writing has appeared, in various forms, in American Poetry Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Signs, The Paris Review, Poetry and elsewhere, and he has been supported by fellowships from Cave Canem, the Lannan Foundation, and the ACLS. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Writing To, After, With

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is a printmaker, artist, educator, and activist who reckons with what it means to live within the complicated, blurry lines of borders and ancestral lands. They earned their BA at Carleton College and their MFA in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. Barhaugh-Bordas’ work aims to portray the intersections between humans and nature, merging the two for insights on migration, queerness, and ever-shifting socio-geographic boundaries. Their work has been shown at both national and international venues such as the Casa Lu in Mexico City, Transmitter in Brooklyn, Handwerker Gallery, Buffalo Artist’s Studios, and Sediment Arts.

Screen Dream

Samiya Bashir, called a “dynamic, shape-shifting machine of perpetual motion,” by  Diego Báez, is a poet, writer, librettist, performer, and multi-media poet whose solo and  collaborative work has been widely published, performed, installed, printed, screened,  experienced, and Oxford comma’d from Berlin to Düsseldorf, Amsterdam to Accra,  Florence to Rome, and across the United States. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously  rendered text. Sometimes light. Bashir is the author of three poetry collections, most  recently Field Theories, winner of the Oregon Book Award. Bashir’s honors include the Rome Prize in Literature, the Pushcart Prize, New York Council for the Arts and Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council fellowships, among  numerous other awards, grants, and residencies. A sought-after editor, Bashir most  recently served as Associate Professor at Reed College, and executive director of  Lambda Literary. Currently a Columbia University Visiting Professor, Bashir lives in  Harlem, NYC.

Write on Time: Restorative Poetics from Isolation to Revivification

Douglas Bauer has written seven books. His most recent,The Beckoning World, was longlisted for The Massachusetts Book Award in fiction, and What Happens Next: Matters of Life and Death, won the PEN/New England award in nonfiction. He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both fiction and creative nonfiction and has taught at Harvard, where he was given two Harvard-Danforth Center awards for excellence in teaching, as well as at Rice University, Smith College, and the Bennington College Writing Seminars.

Making a Scene

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi's poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Works in progress include a nonfiction book entitled The Year I Didn't Kill Myself, and a novel The Alderman of the Graveyard. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice. Calvocoressi was the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute for 2022-2023.

After The Solstice Towards The Harvest: A Week Of Turning Towards Poems

Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019), which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Chang is the director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.

Soft Launch

Chen Chen is the author of Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency (BOA Editions), a best book of 2022 according to the Boston Globe, Electric Lit, and others. His debut, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions), was longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award and won the 2018 Thom Gunn Award. He has received two Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and United States Artists. He teaches for the low-residency MFA programs at New England College, Stonecoast, and Antioch.

Writing Friendship

Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist who specializes in working with textiles and fiber. Over three decades, Collins’ works and projects have manifested in a diverse yet interconnected range of art and design contexts from collaborating with design brands on collections of functional textiles, to producing large-scale public art works and performances. Working equally with slow hand making processes and fast industrial weaving, Collins uses a vocabulary of geometric abstraction, vibrant colors, and extreme material contrasts to respond to life on all levels. In 2025, Collins will have a mid-career retrospective at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum with an accompanying monograph.

Trash Lab/Trash Textiles

Garrard Conley is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Boy Erased (Riverhead/Penguin 2016) and the novel All the World Beside (Riverhead/Penguin 2024). He is the creator and co-producer of the podcast UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America (Stitcher/Limina 2018). His work has been published by The New York Times, Oxford American, TIME and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Conley is a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA program, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow specializing in fiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University.

Begin Here: A Generative Nonfiction Workshop

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of picture books including the award winning Little Elliot series and Where Is Bina Bear?, as well as Flamer, his debut young adult graphic novel, which was awarded the 2020 Lambda Literary Award and the 2021 Massachusetts Book Award. He also illustrated If I Were a Fish by Corook and Oliva Barton, What Are You? by Christian Trimmer, All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle, Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian, The Power of One by Trudy Ludwig, and What If... by Samantha Berger. He lives in Northampton, MA.

Visual Alchemy and the Building Blocks of Picture Book Illustration

Oliver de la Paz is the author and editor of seven books including The Diaspora Sonnets, which was a winner of the 2023 New England Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. He is the Poet Laureate of Worcester, MA, and teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the Low Residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Small Wonders: The Prose Poem and Its Packages

Joseph Diggs was born to a military family in Croix Chapeau, France and grew up on Cape Cod where he now lives and paints. Diggs’ work is housed in many private collections on the Cape, nationally, and internationally. Diggs earned his BFA at Southeastern Massachusetts University then returned, after years of travel and work experience, to earn his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is currently represented by the Berta Walker Gallery of Provincetown.

Pushing Your Art Further

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity through photography, video, and writing. Their work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of over 50 museums throughout the United States. Their most recent monograph, Look at me like you love me, was published by MACK in 2022.

The Intimate Portrait

Joanne Dugan is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and author who explores the intersections between photography, writing, and mindfulness. Her work has been exhibited in the US, UK, Europe, and Asia and been published in the New York Times T Magazine, the Harvard Review, Unseen and Photograph magazines, among others. Dugan’s work has been published in seven books combining image and text and is in the library collections of the J. Getty Museum, the LA County Museum of Art, the George Eastman House and the International Center of Photography. She is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Black Box Projects in London, UK.

Seeing What’s Right in Front of You: Explorations in Text and Image

 

Melissa Febos is the bestselling author of four books, including Girlhood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative. Her fifth book, The Dry Season, is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. Her awards and fellowships include those from the Guggenheim Foundation, Lambda Literary, the National Endowment for the Arts, the British Library, the Black Mountain Institute, the Bogliasco Foundation, and others. Her work has recently appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and Vogue. Febos is a full professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.

Body Work: A Generative Nonfiction Seminar

Elizabeth Flood is an artist whose paintings and drawings survey layers of extraction and expression within the American landscape. She was a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in 2021 and 2022. Flood earned her MFA in Painting from Boston University, and her BA in History and Religious Studies from The University of Virginia. In 2019, Flood attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Studios at Mass MoCA. Recent exhibitions include Battlegrounds, a solo show at Real Art Ways in Hartford,Connecticut, and group exhibitions at Storage Gallery in New York. Flood currently teaches painting at Purchase College and lives in Beacon, NY.

Experiential Drawing in the Provincetown Landscape

Nick Flynn’s most recent book is Low (Graywolf, 2023). Other 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. 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.

Memoir as Bewilderment

Poet Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World (Northwestern University Press, 2023); Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015), winner of the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award; Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize; and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006). She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Born in West Texas, she earned an MFA from the University of Michigan in 2009. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

Addressing the Shared World

Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor from Portland and LA. She is the author of the award-winning graphic memoirs Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. Her work explores themes including identity, family secrets, queer community, animals, self-help, and the inner workings of a queer, punk feminist from a Syrian-American home. Georges teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program. She is the host of the queer art, advice, and vegan food podcast, Sagittarian Matters, and the Murrow award-winning podcast, Relative Fiction.

Graphic Memoir

Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Ghenov has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery (FL), Marginal Utility (PA), Ortega y Gasset Projects (NY), Tennessee Triennial (TN), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), Woodmere Art Museum (PA), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA). In 2013, he co-curated with Dona Nelson the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum. Ghenov has been featured in Hyperallergic, Art in America, The Village Voice, Bomb Magazine, Title Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Telegraph Signals: Painting in Abstraction

Nabil Gonzalez uses various printmaking techniques as a form of representing erasure and loss of identity through matrix repetition, referencing social and political issues affecting the border between the United States and Mexico. She is a Professor at The University of Texas El Paso where she teaches Printmaking, Drawing and Graphic Design. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Monotype Through the Screen: Merging Screen Printing and Painterly Marks

Kirsten Greenidge's recent work includes Feeding Beatrice: A Gothic Tale, Common Ground: Revisited and Our Daughters, Like Pillars, both of which premiered at the Huntington Theatre last spring, as well as The Luck of the Irish, Baltimore, and The Greater Good. A native of Greater Boston where she has been named Boston's Playwright Laureate, Greenidge’s plays examine the relationship between race, class, gender and history in the United States. Greenidge’s notable awards and recognitions include a Mellon Foundation/Howlround Fellowship and Residency at Boston’s Company One Theatre, a PEN/America Laura Pels Midcareer Playwright Award, A Time Warner (Sundance) Award, several Edgerton Awards for New Work, New Repertory Theatre New Voices Award, a Lucille Lortel nomination, a Big Ten/University of Iowa Commission, a Cleveland Playhouse New Play Award/Residency, an Improper Bostonian Best Playwright recognition, and a Village Voice Obie Award for Milk Like Sugar, which was also an Independent Reviewer of New England Best New Play Awardee as well as San Diego Critic's Award Recipient. Greenidge attended Wesleyan University and The Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa and is Associate Professor of Theatre at Boston University's School of Theatre, as well as Chair of Theatre Arts and co-Chair of Performance. She currently lives with her children, husband, mother, and sister Kerri Greenidge in a house the family has named Gwendolyn.

Writing From the I: Autobiographical Playwriting

Kimiko Hahn casts a wide net for subject matter. In her latest collection Foreign Bodies, she revisits the personal as political while exploring the immigrant body, the endangered animal's body, objects removed from children's bodies, hoarded things, and charms. The Ghost Forest: new and selected poems is forthcoming. She is currently co-editing an anthology of zuihitsu. Hahn is the 2023 recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement from The Poetry Foundation. She teaches in the MFA Program for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

Getting Mixed Up: Writing Hybrid Texts

David Hilliard creates large-scale multi-paneled color photographs, often based on his life or the lives of people around him. He is widely published and exhibits nationally and internationally. Hilliard received his MFA from Yale University and has won numerous awards including a Fulbright Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His photographs can be found in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among many others. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Lesley University. Hilliard’s work appears in many publications and is represented by the Yancey Richardson Gallery in NYC, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, and in Provincetown by the Schoolhouse Gallery.

Hunting and Farming the Photograph

Megan Hinton is a painter known for reconfiguring genres of landscape, figurative, and object painting. Her art utilizes appropriation from painting’s history along with found and discarded material to investigate line, color, shape, surface, and scale. This fusion of subject and formalism spans further to her work in collage, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. Hinton holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary arts from Mills College, where she won the Hung Lui Painting Prize. She has received residency fellowships from Twenty Summers in Provincetown and The Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. She is the recent recipient of the Alice C. Cole ‘42 Merit Grant from Wellesley College. Hinton is also an art educator, curator, and writer.

Expansive Painting

Pete Hocking is a painter, curator, and writer who lives on Cape Cod. From 1997-2022 he taught at Rhode Island School of Design. From 2003-2021 he taught in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program. He was director of RISD’s Office of Public Engagement (2007-2011), and Associate Dean of the College & Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University (1988-2005). Hocking is a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, an economic development center for the creative economy. He is represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown.

The Infinity of Nature

Deborah Jackson Taffa’s debut book, Whiskey Tender, has received advanced praise from the following outlets: Zibby Mag “Most Anticipated Book,” San Francisco Chronicle “New Book to Cozy Up With,” Publishers Weekly “Memoirs & Biographies: Top 10," The Millions “Most Anticipated,” and Electric Lit “Books by Women of Color to Read." With fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in Prose (2024), PEN America, MacDowell, Rona Jaffe, and the NY State Summer Writer’s Institute, Taffa received her MFA from the NWP at the University of Iowa. A member of the Yuma Nation and Laguna Pueblo, she is the director of the MFA CW program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and splits her time between Saint Louis, MO, and Santa Fe, NM.

Revising Your Personal Essays: Make them Shine!

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing and the graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by TIME, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Tin House and Electric Literature. She lives in Brooklyn.

Creative Resurrection

Jessica Jacobs is the author of unalone, poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis (Four Way Books, March 2024); Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year and winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards; and Pelvis with Distance, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Jacobs is the founder and executive director of Yetzirah: A Hearth for Jewish Poetry.

Service of the Heart: Exploring the Sacred Through Poetry

Patricia Spears Jones is an African American poet/playwright/anthologist/activist and author of The Beloved Community (Copper Canyon) and A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine) and nine other poetry collections. She is the Poet Laureate for New York State and recipient of the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize, NEA and NYFA grants, and the Foundation of Contemporary Arts award. She is organizer of American Poets Congress and Emeritus Fellow of Black Earth Institute.

Girds And Cables, What Holds a Poem Together

Donika Kelly  is the author of The Renunciations, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry, and Bestiary, the winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World. She currently lives in Iowa City, where she teaches creative writing at The University of Iowa.

The Erotic and Beyond

Zehra Khan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, and painting — the latter often on her fellow humans. She received an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in 2007, and a BS from Skidmore College. Khan loves traveling to art residencies including Yaddo, the Studios of Key West, Ox-Bow, I-Park, the Vermont Studio Center, Art Space Sonahmoo in Korea, and Space A in Kathmandu. Khan lived year-round in Provincetown from 2007-2018, and now lives in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Multimedia Experiments

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator, and activist and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she has taught since 1995. She lives in Berkeley, California with her wife, daughter, and poodle Odie.

Celebrating Queer Pasts and Futures: A Printmaking Workshop

Andrea Lawlor teaches creative writing at Mount Holyoke College, is the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Vintage/Knopf).

Finding the Signal Through the Noise

Fred H. C. Liang received a BFA from The University of Manitoba and an MFA from Yale University. His honors include Massachusetts Cultural Council Arts Grants in painting, printmaking, and works on paper. Liang’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including Fidelity, the Gund Collection, Addison Museum of American Art, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Liang’s most recent exhibitions include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Addison Museum of American Art in Massachusetts, XC.HuA Gallery in Berlin, and Jerez de la Frontera Gallery at The University of Cadiz, Spain. He was the recipient of the 2020 Joan Michell Foundation Grant and Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fellowship in 2021. Liang is a Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA, where he is the Chair of the Printmaking Department.

Monoprinting: Creating Under Pressure

Paul Lisicky’s seven books include Later: My Life at the Edge of the World, The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, The Cut, Fence, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Rose Dorothea Award from the Provincetown Library. He is a Professor of English in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is editor of StoryQuarterly. His seventh book, The Sky in It: A Life with Joni Mitchell, is forthcoming from HarperOne.

On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop


Carmen Maria Machado
is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century." Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Granta, Vogue, This American Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the former Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Art of Suspense

Dante Micheaux is the author of Circus (Indolent Books, 2018), which won the Four Quartets Prize from the Poetry Society of America and the T. S. Eliot Foundation, and Amorous Shepherd (Sheep Meadow Press, 2010). His poems and translations have appeared in African American Review, The American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Literary Imagination, Poem-A-Day, Poetry, Poetry London, PN Review, and Tongue, among other journals and anthologies. Micheaux’s other honors include the Ambit Magazine Poetry Prize, and fellowships from The New York Times Foundation and Cave Canem, where he is Director of Programs.

The Lyric Self

Andrew Mockler is a painter and master printer living in Brooklyn, NY. At his printmaking workshop, Jungle Press Editions, Mockler collaborates with artists in lithography, etching, woodcut, and monoprint. He has taught at Yale School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia University. He has lectured at Cornell University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie's New York, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Mockler’s works in painting and printmaking have been exhibited in galleries and museums including The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, George Billis Gallery (New York and Los Angeles), and Metaphor Gallery (Brooklyn).

Monoprint: Theme and Variation

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is one of America's most awarded long-form food writers, winner of six James Beard Awards out of 15 nominations for her work in food and wine, with work published in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food & Wine, and included in many editions of the Best Food Writing in America. She's won a Loft McKnight Fellowship for her work, and published two books, Drink This: Wine Made Simple, and The Essential Dear Dara, and believes that good food writing is about communicating bodily, emotionally, and descriptively, while evading cliché.

Beyond Crispy and Crunchy: Cliché-Busting Food & Drink Writing for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections Up Jump the Boogie (Four Way Books 2020; Cypher 2010), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Poetry Society of Virginia’s North American Book Award, and finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and the NAACP Image Award. His many honors include the Four Quartets Prize from the T.S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America, two Larry Neal Writers Awards, a pair of Pushcart Prizes, the J Howard and Barbara MJ Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Recently, his poems appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, and 2020. He is an Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University.

Cut, Scratch, & Blend: Revision as Remix

Cleyvis Natera is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, Neruda on the Park. She studied literature and creative writing at Skidmore College and holds an MFA in Fiction from New York University. Her fiction, essays, and criticisms have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, URSA Story, TIME, Gagosian Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Washington Post, The Kenyon Review, Aster(ix), and Kweli Journal, among other publications. Natera teaches creative writing at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. She lives with her husband and young children in Montclair, NJ.

The Art of the Story

Porsha Olayiwola is an individual world poetry slam champion and the author of the collection i shimmer sometimes, too. Olayiwola is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Boston. She is a 2020 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow. Olayiwola is the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.

(Re)Memory & Omission

Matthew Olzmann is the author of Constellation Route as well as two previous collections of poetry: Mezzanines and Contradictions in the Design. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, MacDowell, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Olzmann’s poems have appeared in the New York Times, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prizes, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College and also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

Strangeness, Curiosities, and Defamiliarization

The Future Perfect Project envisions a world where every young person feels safe, seen, and celebrated in their home and community. We believe the self-expression of LGBTQIA+ youth is a declaration of a better future for us all. We amplify in three ways: facilitating spaces and artistic opportunities (online and in-person) where queer youth create honest work, utilizing our resources to produce the work they create, and broadcasting it to a wider audience. To amplify queer young voices, we produce and facilitate creative workshops, media projects, and live performances of original work created by and about the current generation of LGBTQIA+ youth.

I’m Feeling Queer Today!: ‘Queer on the Cape’ Podcast Workshop

 

Rowan Ricardo Phillips' latest book of poems is Silver (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2024). His other poetry collections are The Ground, Heaven, and Living Weapon. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Stony Brook University, the poetry editor of The New Republic, and the editor of the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.

The Art of the Ending

Simonette Quamina was born in Ontario, Canada, and spent her early childhood living between South America, the Caribbean, and New York City. Her diverse upbringing is constantly woven into the narratives of her large-scale drawings, prints, and collages. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the City College of New York, and an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She maintains an active studio in New York City, and is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Cut, Paste, and Print

Cecilia Ruiz is an author, illustrator, and educator. Her illustration graphic style, rooted in traditional printmaking, lends itself to simple, happy expressions. However, her most compelling works are the ones in which melancholy hides within the bold colors and shapes. Ruiz was born and raised in Mexico City and now lives in New York City, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts, Queens College, and Parsons.

Block Printing for Illustrators

Ilana Savdie received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Radical Contractions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (2023), In Jest at White Cube, London (2022); and Entrañadas at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2021). Savdie’s work is represented in prominent collections, including Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Jewish Museum in New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

The Monstrous Body

Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, and AIDS historian. Her recent work includes LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993 and the novels The Cosmopolitans  and Maggie Terry. She has recently published articles and catalog essays on the artists Nan Goldin, Nicole Eisenman, and Alice Neel. Schulman holds an endowed chair in Nonfiction at Northwestern University and is on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace.

Prose Writing for All Levels

Nicole Sealey is the author of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure, an excerpt of which was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, Ordinary Beast, finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Open Book Award, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a 2023-2024 Cullman Center Fellowship from the New York Public Library, a Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review.

Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image

Asako Serizawa is the author of Inheritors, which won the PEN/Open Book Award and The Story Prize Spotlight Award, was a Massachusetts Book Awards Honors Book, and was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mass Cultural Council, her work has been awarded two O. Henry Prizes, a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MacDowell, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, among others. She lives in Boston.

The Trouble with Historical Fiction: A Revision Workshop

Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of two memoirs, Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships, both New York Times bestsellers. She has been on the summer faculty of the Fine Arts Work Center since 2017. She lives in Missoula, Montana, where she teaches online and hikes with her dog Mazie.

Asking Why: Memoir Is a Question

Early in his career Paul Stopforth created bodies of work that were startling in their courageous engagement with the repressive society in which he lived. Invited to be artist in residence at Tufts University, Stopforth left South Africa for the United States in the late 1980s, despairing that there would ever be change in his country. He taught drawing at Harvard University and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stopforth has exhibited in galleries and museums in South Africa and the United States. In 2004 he delivered the Ruth First Memorial Lecture at Brandeis University. He is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.

Discovering Drawing

James Stroud is a painter and master printer who is the Founder/Director of Center Street Studio, a professional printmaking workshop that prints and publishes contemporary prints with emerging and established artists. His own work is represented in several public collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; The Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard College. He was the recent recipient of a Ballinglen Arts Foundation Artist Residency in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Jump Start Etching

 

Rashod Taylor attended Murray State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in art with a specialization in Fine Art Photography in 2007. Taylor favors traditional and lost format practices of photography—silver prints and wet plate process among them. His work uses portraiture to address themes of family, race, culture, and legacy. His photographs are a window into the Black American experience. Taylor’s most well-recognized work is an ongoing project Little Black Boy. The series earned him an Arnold Newman Prize For New Directions in Photographic Portraiture in 2021. His work has exhibited nationally and is actively collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Connecting with People Through Portaiture

Michelle Tea is the author or editor of over twenty books, ranging from memoir to poetry to fiction to children's lit, and more. Her most recent work is Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility. The follow-up to her popular Modern Tarot, Modern Magic, will be published October 2024. Tea is the founder of Sister Spit, creator of Drag Queen Story Hour, and publisher of DOPAMINE Books, and holds honors from Lambda Literary, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, PEN/America and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Writing for Witches

Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who lives in Truro, MA. A past Fine Arts Work Center Fellow and the current manager of FAWC’s printshop, she leads workshops for Fellows, facilitates projects, and works to maintain and improve the printmaking experience at FAWC. Tomayko also teaches silkscreen at Cape Cod Community College. Her work can be seen locally at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.

Silkscreen Printmaking

Autumn Wallace is a visual artist who works across media to create paintings and sculptures that examine human sexuality, gender, and the black femme experience. Influenced by early ‘90s cartoons, Byzantine aesthetics, Baroque Style, and what Wallace describes as “low-quality adult materials,” Wallace’s work generates a sense of fluidity whereby figures defy spatial, social, physical, emotional, and psychological boundaries.

Stop Making Sense: Drawing Inspiration

Joan Wickersham’s books include The News from Spain and The Suicide Index, a National Book Award Finalist. Her fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many other publications. Her new book of poems, No Ship Sets Out To Be a Shipwreck, will be published in Fall, 2024. Wickersham writes a regular op-ed column for The Boston Globe and has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MacDowell, and Yaddo. She has taught fiction and memoir at Harvard, The University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Jump Starts for Cold Mornings

Melissa Wilkinson has been an academic for over two decades, having earned her BFA in painting from Western Illinois University in 2002 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University in 2006. Her artwork has been showcased in publications like New American Paintings and The Manifest Drawing Annual. She's exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in South Korea, Canada, India, and Art Basel Miami, winning multiple awards, fellowships, and grants, such as the Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Painting in 2012. She's represented by OnCenter Gallery in Provincetown, and her art graces private collections worldwide. She currently teaches art at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, splitting her time between Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley in New York. Besides her artistic endeavors, Wilkinson enjoys hiking, crafting homemade pasta, and perfecting her coffee-making skills.

The Fragmented Figure in Watercolor

Forrest Williams is a figurative painter who has shown his work in San Francisco, New York, Portland, Montreal, and for numerous summers at Provincetown's AMP gallery. He was an English major undergrad at Davidson College and received his MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art. He now lives and works in both New York City and Provincetown. This is his fifth summer teaching at the Fine Arts Work Center.

Painting the Figure

 

Janine Wong is an artist, architect, and graphic designer who taught design and book arts at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She makes artist books and prints often in collaboration with scholars and scientists. Her most recent projects include artist books in collaboration with MIT scientists working out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researching plankton blooms and deep ocean currents. She exhibits her work nationally, and her work is included in several public institutions including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at The University of Richmond, and in special collection libraries at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Oberlin College, Bowdoin College, and The University of California Santa Barbara.

Artist Books + Book Forms

Mark Wunderlich's most recent book is God of Nothingness, published by Graywolf Press. His other books include The Earth Avails, which received the Rilke Prize, Voluntary Servitude, and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, and elsewhere. He is Executive Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars graduate writing program, and also serves as Chair of the Writing Committee at FAWC.

You Must Change Your Life: Writing the Ekphrastic Poem

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