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Mark Adams
Mark Adams is a painter / cartographer showing at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, with 25 years experience in the National Park Service. He has exhibited installations, prints, photography, scientific illustration, and video art. His retrospective, “Expedition” was at the Provincetown Art Association Museum in 2017. He has traveled with a sketchbook in Asia, Central America, and Europe and has illustrated and co-authored a geologic primer, Coastal Landforms of Cape Cod with geologist Graham Giese from the Center for Coastal Studies and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
In The Footsteps of Thoreau: A Drawing & Writing Workshop
Elissa Altman
Elissa Altman is the James Beard Award-winning author of three memoirs: Motherland, Treyf, and Poor Man's Feast. Her work has appeared in LitHub, Orion, Narrative, The Rumpus, On Being, The Washington Post, and beyond, and has been widely anthologized. She has appeared live on the TEDx stage, at the Public Theater in New York with Wallace Shawn, regularly on NPR, and in 2020 was a finalist in memoir for the Lambda and Maine Literary Awards. She lives in Connecticut.
Permission and the New Memoirist
David Baker
David Baker’s nineteen books include Whale Fall: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2022), Swift: New and Selected Poems, and Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems. His poetry and prose have appeared in APR, New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. Baker has received prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, and the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. He lives in Granville, Ohio.
Lyric Nature: From Pastoral to Ecopoetics
Erin Belieu
Erin Belieu is the author of numerous poetry collections, all from Copper Canyon Press, including her most recent book COME-HITHER HONEYCOMB (2021). Her poems have appeared in places such as Poetry, the New Yorker, the New York Times, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Narrative, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, as well as multiple appearances in the Best American Poetry anthology series. Among her literary honors, Belieu has received a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, Barnes and Noble's Writers For Writers Award and AWP's George Garrett Prize for outstanding leadership and mentorship within the national writing community. Belieu teaches full-time in the University of Houston MFA/Ph.D. Program in Creative Writing, as well as on the Lesley MFA low residency faculty in Cambridge, MA.
Craft Tools for Generation and Revision - CANCELED
Linda Bond
Linda Bond is a former FAWC fellow and is currently a Scholar at Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She has exhibited widely in museum and university venues including a recent twenty-year retrospective at Drexel University and a site-specific installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary both in Philadelphia. Bond has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Chenven Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Creative Composition: Expanding Image Possibilities - CANCELED
Paul Bowen
Paul Bowen came to Provincetown from Wales and lived there for three decades. A Vermont resident, he constructs found wood sculptures and draws with various media, such as inks made from walnuts, squid, and toner. His work is in many collections, including The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The MFA, Boston; and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. His work is represented by the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, Pulp in Holyoke, MA, and Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY.
Drawing Provincetown
Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of five collections, most recently Toward Antarctica and Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro. Cascadia: A Field Guide Through Art, Ecology and Poetry will be published in 2023. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize and a Stegner Fellowship. Founder of Broadsided Press, Bradfield works as a naturalist/guide and teaches creative writing at Brandeis University. www.ebradfield.com
It is Solved by Walking: An Eco-Poetry Workshop
Traci Brimhall
Traci Brimhall is the author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon, 2020), Saudade (Copper Canyon, 2017), Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and Best American Poetry. A 2013 NEA Fellow, she is a Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.
Between Wilderness and Clarity: Tuning Your Tension - CANCELED
Mahogany L. Browne
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer, and educator. She is the Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love (2021), Vinyl Moon (2021), Chlorine Sky (2021), Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice (2020), Black Girl Magic (2020), Woke Baby (2018), and Kissing Caskets (2017). Browne is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign); and as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Nature & the Socio-Political Body - CANCELED
Gabrielle Calvocoressi
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 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.  
How to Get It All Done: Or Just Let It Unfold
Tina Chang
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.
Luminous Wreckage: Writing Your Way Back To Being
Chen Chen
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The collection was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and named one of the best of 2017 by The Brooklyn Rail, Entropy, Library Journal, and others. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen earned his MFA from Syracuse University and is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing as an off-site Texas Tech University student. He lives in frequently snowy Rochester, NY with his partner, Jeff Gilbert and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.
On Beginning (Again)
Andrea Cohen
Andrea Cohen is the author of seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, Everything and Nightshade. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and several residencies at MacDowell, she directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.  
The Long and Short of It: Expansion And Distillation
Martha Collins
Martha Collins’s tenth book of poetry, Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019), won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. Previous volumes include Blue Front, White Papers, Admit One: An American Scrapbook, and the paired volumes Day Unto Day and Night Unto Night. Collins founded the UMass-Boston creative writing program, and later taught at Oberlin College. Her eleventh book, Casualty Reports, is forthcoming from Pittsburgh this fall. Her website is marthacollinspoet.com.
How Can I Write Poems About That?
Garrard Conley
Garrard Conley is the author of Boy Erased (Riverhead, 2016), now a major motion picture, and the creator and producer of the podcast Unerased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America (Stitcher/Limina House). His second book, a novel about queer 18th-century lives, is forthcoming. He has written for The New York Times, Oxford American, TIME, VICE, The Florida Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kennesaw State University.
Jumpstart Your Nonfiction Project
Mark Conway
Mark Conway’s most recent book of poetry, rivers of the driftless region, was published by Four Way Books in 2019. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Slate, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review Online, Ploughshares, the PBS NewsHour and Bomb. He teaches at The Loft in Minneapolis and lives in rural Minnesota.
What You’re Willing to Discover
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent nonfiction book is A Woven World: On Fashion, Fishermen, and the Sardine Dress from Counterpoint Press. She is the author of five nonfiction books and five poetry collections, including Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit and Stairway to Heaven. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona.
Writing a Sense of Belonging
Joanne Dugan
Joanne Dugan is a New York City based visual artist, editor and writer. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the US, UK, Europe and Japan, and featured in The New York Times T Magazine and the Harvard Review, among others. Her photographs and text have been published in seven books, including Summertime (Chronicle Books) and ABC NYC: A Book About Seeing New York City (Abrams Books). Her limited edition text/image monograph, Mostly True, is in the permanent library collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the George Eastman House. She is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography in New York City and is represented by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Black Box Projects Gallery in London.
Owning Your Truth: More Experiments In Text and Image
Jess T. Dugan
Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of identity through photographic portraiture. Their work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of over 40 museums throughout the United States. They are the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an ICP Infinity Award, and were selected by the Obama White House as an LGBT Artist Champion of Change.
The Intimate Portrait
Elizabeth Flood
Elizabeth Flood is an artist currently living and working in Provincetown, MA. Her paintings survey the complex layers of extraction, violence, and expression within the American landscape. Through her experiential practice of working in the landscape, she forecasts future impact and keeps watch over a country and land in crisis.   Flood earned her MFA in Painting from Boston University (2019); her BA from the University of Virginia (2014), where she studied Studio Art, History, and Religious Studies; and attended the Mount Gretna School of Art (2014, 2015). In 2019, she was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was an Artist In Residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA. She has received several grants and awards including the Real Art Ways Award, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship, and the John Walker Alumni Award at Boston University. She has worked as a visiting lecturer in painting and drawing at Colgate University, and as the lead painting instructor at the Mount Gretna School of Art Summer Intensive Program. Flood has upcoming solo exhibitions at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions, most recently at the Provincetown Art Museum, Exeter Gallery in Baltimore, and Greene House Gallery in Brooklyn. Flood is originally from Virginia and is currently a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Experiential Drawing in the Ptown Landscape
Nick Flynn
Nick Flynn’s most recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (2020), and Stay: threads, collaborations, and conversations (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 (2019). His memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), was made into a film in 2012 starring Robert DeNiro, and has been translated into fifteen languages.  
Memoir As Bewilderment
Vievee Francis
Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World, which is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press; 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). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry 2010, 2014, 2017, 2019, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). 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. 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.
Ecopoetry, The Pastoral, & A Walk In the Wildwood
Kimiko Hahn
Kimiko Hahn is the author of Foreign Bodies (W.W. Norton, March 2020), and nine other books of poems, including: Brain Fever and Toxic Flora, both prompted by science; The Narrow Road to the Interior, a collection that takes its title from Basho’s famous poetic journal. Her essay on the Japanese hybrid form, "The Zuihitsu and the Toadstool," was published in the American Poetry Review. She teaches in the MFA Program at Queens College, CUNY.
Capturing the Hybrid Text (Poetry And Otherwise)
Daniel Heyman
Daniel Heyman is a recipient of Guggenheim and Pew Fellowships, and numerous research grants. He has had residencies at Dartmouth College; MacDowell; Yaddo; and in Japan and Israel. Heyman’s work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, and many other prominent public collections. Heyman lives and works in Rhode Island, and is currently Department Head of Printmaking at RISD. His most recent solo exhibition, “Summons: Daniel Heyman” was seen at Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence, RI.  
The Large Woodcut
David Hilliard
  David Hilliard creates large-scale multi-paneled color photographs, often based on his life or the lives of people around him. He exhibits nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards including the Fulbright and Guggenheim. His photographs can be found in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others. He is a regular visiting faculty at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art & 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.
The Talking Eye: Exploring and Refining Visual Language
Pete Hocking
Pete Hocking is a visual artist and writer based on Cape Cod. In addition to being represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, he’s recently shown with the Chazan Gallery in Providence RI, The Dorado Project in Jersey City NJ, the Plough Gallery in Tifton GA, and at VeeVee in Boston MA. In May 2019 he was Artist in Residence at the Hawthorne Barn with Twenty Summers. He teaches at Rhode Island School of Design. From 2003-2021 he was full-time faculty in Goddard College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts. He is a founding board member of The Provincetown Commons, a center for the arts and creative economy.
Five Ways Forward
Pam Houston
Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, which won the 2019 Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award and the Reading The West Advocacy Award and more recently, Air Mail: Letters of Politics Pandemics and Place co authored with Amy Irvine. She is also the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness, Contents May Have Shifted, and four other books of fiction and nonfiction, all published by W.W. Norton. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level on a 120-acre homestead near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. She raises Icelandic Sheep and Irish Wolfhounds and is a fierce advocate for the Earth.
In Praise (and Defense) Of All That is Left of the Earth
Marie Howe
Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2017); The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (W.W. Norton, 2009); What the Living Do (1997); and The Good Thief (1988). She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others.
Doing It Differently: Generative Workshop/ Radical Revision
Major Jackson
Major Jackson is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently The Absurd Man (2020), and a collection of essays, A Beat Beyond: The Selected Prose of Major Jackson. He is the guest editor of Best American Poetry 2019. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, Jackson has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares and Poetry London. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.
Writing To Imagine Ourselves: A Poetry Workshop
Jessica Jacobs
Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, and Pelvis with Distance, winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal, she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire with her wife Nickole Brown. Her collection in conversation with Genesis will be out from Four Way Books in 2024.
In the Space Between: Exploring The Sacred Through Poetry
Andrea Lawlor
Andrea Lawlor is the author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, originally published by Rescue Press in 2017, and reissued by Vintage/Knopf in 2019. A 2018 finalist for the Lambda Literary and CLMP Firecracker Awards, Kirkus Reviews called it, “groundbreaking,” and the Los Angeles Review of Books found it “intoxicatingly rousing.” Lawlor is also the author of the poetry chapbook Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016). Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. They’ve been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Lawlor was educated at the University of Iowa, Temple University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s MFA Program for Poets and Writers. They teach writing at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts.
Queer / Trans Fabulism: Writing the Mythic From the Margins
Celeste Lecesne
Celeste Lecesne wrote the short film Trevor, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and he is co-founder of The Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention Lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. He created THE ROAD HOME Stories of Children of War, which was presented at the International Peace Initiative at The Hague, and he was the executive producer of After The Storm, a documentary film that tells the story of 12 young people living in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. His TV writing credits include Armistead Maupin’s Further Tales of The City for Showtime, Will & Grace and the British TV show Vicious  starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi. He has written three novels for young adults and created The Letter Q, a collection of Letters by Queer Writers to their Younger Selves. As an actor, Lecesne has appeared on TV in Sex & The City, on Broadway in The Best Man, and Off Broadway in plays such as he Boys in The Band and Cloud 9. His solo shows including, One Man Band, Word of Mouth (Drama Desk Award) and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Outer Critics Circle Award) have all premiered Off Broadway and toured the country. The NYTimes has ranked him “among the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation.”  Lecesne is also the co-founder of The Future Perfect, a national arts initiative for LGBTQ+ youth. For more info visit Celestelecesne.com
Story
Fred Liang
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. He exhibited his work at the Currier Museum of Art in NH, Inside Out Museum in Beijing, and the ICA, Boston. Liang's most recent exhibitions include the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Addison Museum of American Art in Massachusetts, XC.HuA Gallery in Berlin and Jerez de la Frontera Gallery at the University of Cadiz. He recently completed a residency at the Museo de Arte Contemporary in Santiago de Chile and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. He was interviewed by Huffington Post, WBUR Open Studio, and reviewed in The Boston Globe. 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, Massachusetts, where he is the Coordinator of the Printmaking Department. Fredliang.com Qna-studio.com @hcl-studio  
Monoprinting - Creating Under Pressure
Paul Lisicky
Paul Lisicky is the author of six books, including Later: My Life at the Edge of the World (an NPR Best Book of 2020) and The Narrow Door (a New York Times Editors' Choice and finalist for the Randy Shilts Award). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, The Cut, Fence, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and the Fine Arts Work Center, where he has served on the Writing Committee since 2000. He is currently the director of the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, where he is an Associate Professor and editor of StoryQuarterly. He lives in Brooklyn. He recently completed his next book, The Inner Anton of Me.
On Urgency: A Memoir/Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Fred Marchant
Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Said Not Said (2017), designated an Honored Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Earlier books include The Looking House, Full Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air, and Tipping Point, winner of the Washington Prize. Marchant has translated works by several contemporary Vietnamese poets and edited Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford. 
Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic Poem - CANCELED
Gail Mazur
Gail Mazur is the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent LAND’S END: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2020). She has taught widely, including in the graduate programs of Boston University, University of Houston, and Emerson College. She is founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, where she lives when not in Provincetown.
Writing and Revising, A Poetry Workshop
Nancy McCarthy
Nancy McCarthy is a painter who works both from imagination and observation. Upcoming shows include “For The Love of Chardin”, The Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and The First St. Gallery, NYC. Past exhibitions include: “Veils,” There Gallery, NYC; “Beyond Texture,” Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA; “The Un-Still Life,” University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AK; “A Cat May Look,” Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; solo exhibition, Fitchburg University; "Color Works," Truro Center for Arts, Truro, MA; Manifest Drawing and Painting Center, Cincinnati, OH; Simmons College, Boston; Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and Bowery Gallery, NY. Awards include: a residency at the Inside Out Museum in Beijing China, a St. Botolph Foundation Award, Artist's Grant, Vermont Studio Center and a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. She serves as a mentor in both MassArt's and Lesley University's low residency MFA Programs and has taught painting, drawing and color courses at Massachusetts College of Art and Design since 2005. In 2018 she was a visiting artist at the Beijing Royal Academy in Beijing, China.
The Power of Color
Campbell McGrath
Campbell McGrath is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Spring Comes to Chicago, Seven Notebooks, XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, a Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, and most recently Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems. He has received numerous literary prizes for his work, including the Kingsley Tufts Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives with his family in Miami Beach and teaches at Florida International University.
Researching the Ineffable
Andrew Mockler
Andrew Mockler is the owner of Jungle Press Editions in Brooklyn, NY, where he collaborates with artists making editions in lithography, etching, woodcut, and monoprint. His own work in printing and painting has been exhibited in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. He has taught at Yale School of Art, RISD, and Hunter College. His collaborative print work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and The Whitney Museum.
Monotype/Monoprint: Theme and Variation
Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet. Their books include For Now (an essay/talk about writing), I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. They showed their photographs in 2019 at Bridget Donahue, NYC. Myles has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.
My Poetry Workshop
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from Ugiuvak and Qawiaraq. The author of eight collections of poetry and prose, she teaches creative writing at Harvard and Tufts, is a lecturer in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts, and was founding faculty for the graduate creative writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She was a Visiting Fellow of Race and Ethnicity at The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University in 2020-2021, and the 2021 Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Creative Writing and Journalism at Scripps College. Her second book, Hyperboreal (winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize, an American Book Award, and a finalist for the 2014 PEN Center USA literary award), will be published in translation by Editions Caractères in 2022, and a collection of new poems, Dark Traffic, was published in the Pitt Poetry Series in September.   She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award, an American Book Award, the United States Artists Creative Vision Award, the Donald Hall Prize, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship, and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute, the Rasmuson Foundation, the School for Advanced Research, and Brown’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race in America. A lecturer in the department of Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts, she also teaches creative writing at Harvard, Tufts, and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She raises her sons in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Trouble in Mind
Idra Novey
Idra Novey is the author of Those Who Knew, a finalist for the 2019 Clark Fiction Prize and a Best Book of the Year with over a dozen media outlets including NPR, Esquire, BBC, and Kirkus Review. Her first novel Ways to Disappear won the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Prize and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Creative Writing Program at NYU.
Shifting Point of View, Shaping a Work of Fiction
Porsha Olayiwola
Porsha Olayiwola is a writer, performer, educator, and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer diasporas. She is an Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the artistic director at MassLEAP, a literary youth organization. Olayiwola is an MFA Candidate at Emerson College. She is the author of i shimmer sometimes, too and is the current poet laureate for the city of Boston.
Dismantling the Tradition: On Form & Power
Matthew Olzmann
Matthew Olzmann is the author of Constellation Route and two previous collections of poems, Mezzanines and Contradictions in the Design. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, and Kundiman, Olzmann's poems have appeared in the New York Times, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prizes, New England Review and elsewhere. He teaches at Dartmouth College and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Love Poems
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips is an award-winning poet and essayist. His writing appears in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and other national and international publications. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, a Whiting Award, and the GLCA New Writers Award. He has also been a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize, the National Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Feeling and Form In Poetry
Julia Phillips
​​Julia Phillips is the debut author of the internationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. A Fulbright fellow, Phillips has written for The New York Times, ​The Atlantic, and The Paris Review. She teaches at the Randolph College MFA program and lives in Brooklyn.
Structuring Your Story
Victoria Redel
Victoria Redel is the author of five books of fiction and four poetry collections, most recently Paradise (2022). Her work has been widely anthologized, translated and her novel, Loverboy, was adapted for a feature film. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim foundation and the NEA. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.
Possibilities & Necessities: A Fiction Workshop
Sarah Schulman
  Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, and AIDS historian. Her 20th book, LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, New York was published in 2021 by FSG.
The Craft Fundamentals of Fiction and Nonfiction
Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro is a bestselling novelist and memoirist and host of the podcast Family Secrets. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Time. She has taught at Columbia and New York University and is the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference. Her new novel, Signal Fires, will be published by Knopf in October.


Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop In Fiction & Memoir
Susanna Sonnenberg
Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of two memoirs, Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships, both New York Times Best Sellers. She has taught at FAWC since 2017. She lives in Montana, where she teaches online writing classes. Find her at susannasonnenberg.com.
Bit By Bit: Manuscript Development of the Memoir
Telling It Slant
Paul Stopforth
Early in his career Paul Stopforth created courageous work that reflected the repressive society in which he lived. His refusal to turn away from injustice earned him enormous respect from peers and art critics. Invited to be Artist in Residence at Tufts University, Stopforth left South Africa for the United States in the late 1980s. He taught drawing at both Harvard University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in South Africa, the United States, and Europe. 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
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 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.
Jumpstart Etching: Photo-Etching on Copper
Vicky Tomayko
Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who lives in Truro, MA. She manages the print shop for the Fine Arts Work Center during the seven-month Fellowship Program, doing workshops, facilitating projects, and working to maintain and improve the printmaking experience. Tomayko also teaches silkscreen at Cape Cod Community College. Her work can be seen at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Open Print
Silkscreen Printmaking
Justin Torres
Justin Torres has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, Tin House, The Washington Post, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Torres’s novel We the Animals has been translated into fifteen languages and was recently adapted into a film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards.
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Joan Wickersham
Joan Wickersham is the author of The Suicide Index, a National Book Award finalist, and The News from Spain. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many publications, including The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She writes a regular op-ed column for The Boston Globe. Wickersham has taught fiction and memoir at Harvard, Emerson, UMass Boston, and the Bennington Writing Seminars.
Jump Starts for Cold Mornings
Forrest Williams
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 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 third summer teaching at FAWC. www.forrestwilliams.net
Painting the Figure
Marion Winik
Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead, First Comes Love, Above Us Only Sky and seven other books, among them New York Times Notable selections. She writes and illustrates an award-winning column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com and has published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and many other places. She writes book reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and her own podcast, The Weekly Reader. She was a commentator on All Things Considered for fifteen years. Winik is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore and has taught writing workshops all over the world since the 1990s.
Memoir Boot Camp
Bert Yarborough
Bert Yarborough earned his BFA in Architecture from Clemson University and an MA and MFA in Photography from The University of Iowa. He is a two-time FAWC Fellow and has received NH State Arts Council Grants in Painting; an NEA Fellowship in Sculpture; a Fulbright Fellowship in Nigeria in Sculpture; and a Visual Arts Residency Fellowship at Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy. He is Professor Emeritus, Drawing, Painting, Fine and Performing Arts and the former Director at Davidow and Mugar Art Galleries at Colby-Sawyer College. Yarborough is represented by The Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Monotype and Change
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