Alysia Abbott's memoir, Fairyland, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and was named Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and Shelf Awareness. Fairyland has been translated into Polish, Spanish, Italian, and French and has been awarded the ALA Stonewall Award and the Madame Figaro “Prix de l'Héroïne” Literary Prize. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, TriQuarterly, Lit Hub, Vogue, and elsewhere. Formerly the Director of the Boston Literary District, she now leads the Memoir Incubator Program at GrubStreet in Boston.Where to Begin: A Memoir Workshop Where to Begin: A Memoir Workshop Jump Start Your Memoir
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Crown Ain't Worth Much (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016), nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ, and Publisher's Weekly, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine, and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. Abdurraqib has multiple forthcoming books including a biography on A Tribe Called Quest titled Go Ahead In The Rain (University of Texas Press, February 2019), the new collection of poems A Fortune For Your Disaster (Tin House, 2019) and a history of Black performance in the United States titled They Don't Dance No Mo' (Random House, 2020).Widening the Personal Narrative in Nonfiction
DEAN ALBARELLI is the author of Cheaters and Other Stories, a selection of the Barnes & Noble series "Discover Great New Writers." A chapter from his forthcoming novel became a prizewinning short film with Amanda Peet. Twice a Fellow at FAWC, he is the recipient of a Michener Award, a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, and the PEN/New England Discover Award. He is an advisory editor with The Hudson Review, and currently the Writer in Residence at Boston University's Kilachand Honors College.Fiction Writers Workshop Fiction Writers' Workshop
Sarah Amos (born in Australia) lives in Vermont and Australia and maintains an active exhibition schedule of her own work despite her intense commitment to teaching other artists. She is also a rotating Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth, Williams and Bennington College where she has taught Printmaking and Drawing since 2007. Sarah left Australia after receiving a BFA in Printmaking, RMIT to attend the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in New Mexico and became a certified Tamarind Master Printer in 1992. An MFA from the University of Northern Vermont was received in 1988 while working as the Master Printer for the Vermont Studio Center Press from 1988 to 2008.
Selected Solo show and two person exhibitions include CUE Art Foundation NY (2019), BCA,Vermont, (2019), Huntington Museum, WV (2019), ICA San Jose (2018), Flinders Lane Gallery, Australia (2017),Cynthia Reeves Projects Mass MOCA Massachusetts (2015), Fischer Museum USC, Los Angeles, CA, (2012) Penn State University (2011) Monash University, Australia (2011), and La Trobe University, Australia (2009). Sarah has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including the Joan Mitchell painters and sculptors Grant 2014, Artist in Residence award from Joan Mitchell Foundation New Orleans 2020, The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series, Huntington Museum West Virginia 2019, Santa Fe Arts Institute 2006, Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ireland 2001, and Kaus Australis in Rotterdam, Holland 2002. Sarah Amos’s work is part of the following public and private collections: The Hood Museum, Dartmouth College New Hampshire, Latrobe University Museum, Australia, Time Warner permanent collection New York, The Robert Hull Flemming Museum, Vermont , Alliance Capitol New York and the Tweed Museum, Duluth Minnesota.Taking Line & Texture for a Walk: Collagraph on Cardboard
Marina Ancona is an artist, master printer. She founded 10 Grand Press in 1999 (Brooklyn, NY) and satellite workshop (Santa Fe, NM.) Ancona’s publishing projects have exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Kunsthalle Basel and in contemporary print collections of MOMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum, among others. She has collaborated with artists including Patty Chang, Nicole Eisenman, Carrie Moyer, and Ulrike Muller.Radical Printmaking Radical Printmaking
Molly Antopol’s debut story collection, The UnAmericans, won a National Book Award Foundations “5 Under 35” Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award and France’s Translation Prize. The book was long-listed for the National Book Award, was finalist for many prizes and was published in seven countries. Antopol is also the recent recipient of the Berlin Prize, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, where she has taught since 2008.Empower Your Fiction: A Writing Workshop
Amy Arbus has published five books. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world. She teaches portraiture at MMW and FAWC. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had thirty-nine solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of private collections and museums worldwide.Picturing People: Aesthetics and Narrative The Personal Narrative The Personal Narrative
Kristen Arnett is the New York Times best-selling author of the debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019). She is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter’s Literary Award in Fiction and is a columnist for Literary Hub. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coll Book Award. She is a Spring 2020 Shearing Fellow at Black Mountain Institute. Her next two books, Samson: A Novel and With Foxes: Stories, will be published by Riverhead Books.On Place: Writing Regional & Home Narrative in Fiction
Richard Baker is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a New England Foundation for the Arts Grant. His solo exhibitions include works at Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA, and Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. His work is included in the public collections of The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, HI, and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. He currently teaches painting at Rutgers University.Text & Image: A Painting Workshop Text & Image: A Painting Workshop Text & Image: A Painting Workshop Text & Image: A Painting Workshop Text and Image: A Painting Workshop
Samiya Bashir is the author of Field Theories, Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls. Field Theories won the Oregon Book Award for poetry in 2018 and Gospel, which, along with Where the Apple Falls was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Bashir is editor of Best Black Women’s Erotica II, and co-editor of Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art. Bashir holds a BA from UC Berkeley, where she was Poet Laureate, and an MFA from the University of Michigan. Bashir lives in Portland, Oregon where she teaches at Reed College.Restorative Poetics: Writing to and Through Our Humanity
DONALD BEAL was born in 1959 in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in Westford, Massachusetts. He studied painting at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and received an MFA from Parsons School of Design in 1983. He moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1985 where he has lived and worked ever since. Beal is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth where he has taught since 1999.Painting the Outer Cape Landscape
Sophie Cabot Black has three poetry collections from Graywolf Press which include The Misunderstanding of Nature, (Norma Farber First Book Award), and The Descent, (2005 Connecticut Book Award). Her third, The Exchange, received critical acclaim including a starred Publisher’s Weekly, and which All Things Considered reviewed as “the book for you”, and of which Billy Collins in the New York Times has said: ...she's concocted a way of speaking in poetry that's very fresh and daring."Paying Attention & Remembering to Open the Toolbox: A Poetry Workshop Paying Attention (& Remembering to Open the Toolbox: A Poetry Workshop Paying Attention (& Remembering To Open The Tool Box) Paying Attention (& remembering to open the Tool Box) Paying Attention (and remembering to open the Tool Box): A Poetry Workshop
RICHARD BLANCO is the fifth inaugural poet in US history – the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. He is the author of three poetry collections: Looking for the Gulf Motel, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and City of a Hundred Fires; and two memoirs: The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, and For All of Us, One Day: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey.Craft & Consciousness
AMY BLOOM is the author of three novels: Lucky Us, Away, and Love Invents Us; and three collections of short stories: Where the God Of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me, and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. She has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She is the Distinguished University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University. A fourth novel, I’ll Be Seeing You—about the private lives of the Roosevelt White House—will be published in 2017.How to Be Your Own Editor: The Art of Revision
Jonatha Brooke is a highly acclaimed singer, songwriter, recording artist, and playwright. In 2014, Ms. Brooke debuted her one-woman theater piece, My Mother Has Four Noses, at the Duke Theater in NYC, a critics’ pick in the NY Times and Time Out Magazine. She has written three other musicals: Hopper and Death and Venice with Anton Dudley; and Quadroon, with Joe Sample. She’s currently working on Switched with Geoffrey Nauffts. Honors include a 2018 McKnight Artist Grant and the 2019 International Acoustic Music Awards for best artist and best song for “Put the Gun Down.” For the past year, Brooke has been teaching on-line Songwriting Master Classes, and streaming weekly concerts from her home in Minneapolis as her creative antidote to the COVID lockdown.Secrets, Lies & the Essential Truths: Finding Your Voice as a Playwright Finding the Truth of Your Characters
Cyrus Cassells' poetry has been widely praised; he has received numerous accolades including a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the National Poetry Series Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award, as well as fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches poetry at the Texas State University for the MFA in writing program and lives in Austin.The Alphabet of the Sacred: A Poetry Workshop
Alexander Chee is the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night. He is a novelist and essayist, a winner of the Whiting Award and the NEA fellowship in prose. His work has most recently appeared in The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Tin House, and Best American Essays 2016. He is an associate professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College.The Essay is the Problem
Kate Clark is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited in museum shows at the Aldrich Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Mobile Museum, Frist Center, Glenbow Museum, Musee de la Halle Saint Pierre, Nevada Museum, Newcomb Museum, Hilliard Museum, Biggs Museum, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, J. Paul Getty Museum and many others.Figurative Sculpture: Exploring Nontraditional Materials to Create a Visual Story Figurative Sculpture: Exploring Nontraditional Materials to Create a Visual Story
Michael Collier has published seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, My Bishop and Other Poems, as well as a translation of Euripides’s Medea and a volume of essays, Make Us Wave Back. The recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation, he is a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and is a former director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.Translation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop Translation & Revision: A Generative Poetry Workshop
Born in the United Kingdom, Adam Davies studied painting before switching to large-format photography in the late 2000s. Adam Davies received an EdM from Harvard University and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a recipient of grants from the Vira Heinz Endowment, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and has attended residencies at the Chinati Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Yaddo.Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in Outer Cape Cod Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in the Outer Cape Photographing the Landscape: Explorations on the Outer Cape Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in Outer Cape Cod Photographing the Landscape: Explorations in Outer Cape Cod
NATALIE DIAZ was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Diaz teaches at Arizona State University and the Institute of American Indian Arts Low Rez MFA program. Her first poetry collection is When My Brother Was an Aztec.Emotional Imageries and Lexicons Mining the Deep: Discovering Our Emotional Images
Andre Dubus III ‘s books include his most recent novel, Gone So Long, the New York Times’ bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. Mr. Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.Do Not Think, Dream: Fiction & CreativeNonfiction Workshop Do Not Think, Dream: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop Do Not Think, Dream: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop Fiction/Memoir Workshop
ANGELA DUFRESNE studied painting and video at the Kansas City Art Institute and painting at the Tyler School of Art. She held Fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center from 2002-2004 and at Yaddo in 2015. She taught painting, and culture at large, in various places: Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, and RISD.Narrative in Contemporary Visual Art: A Multi-Discipline Workshop
Cornelius Eady is the author of several books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Hardheaded Weather, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and The Gathering of My Name, which was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. With poet Toi Derricote, Eady is cofounder of Cave Canem, a national organization for African American poetry and poets. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy, and The Prairie Schooner Strousse Award.What the Poem Wants
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JUAN PABLO ECHEVERRI, born in 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia, has exhibited in group and solo shows around the world, including The Photographers´ Gallery in London, The Havannah Biennal in Cuba, Itau Cultural in Sao Paulo, and Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá. His work is part of the permanent collection of Banco de la República in Colombia and CA2M in Madrid, Spain.Selfies Behavior in the 21st Century: Photography Workshop Make Your Own Music Video
Stephen Elliott is the author of eight books including the memoir, The Adderall Diaries, the novel Happy Baby, and the essay collection, Sometimes I Think About It. He has directed three movies including About Cherry which premiered at the Berlinale and was released by IFC, and After Adderall, which was the closing night film for the Slamdance Film Festival. Most recently he is working on the web series Driven.Writing From Experience: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop Writing from Experience Writing from Experience
Lauren Ewing is a sculptor, installation artist and imagist. Her art addresses the vast construct of material culture in relation to memory, seeing and nature. She has shown in Germany; Denmark; London; Australia; PS#1; Castelli Graphics; The New Museum; Hirshhorn Museum; Diane Brown, Sonnabend, and John Weber Galleries in NYC and Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Her work is in MoMA, the Metropolitan, San Diego Contemporary, Chase Manhattan Bank, and many other public and private collections.Word & Place: An Installation Workshop 3D Miniature Portrait Modeling
ERIC FAIR’s memoir, Consequence, will be published by Henry Holt in April 2016. He is an Army veteran who worked in Iraq as a contract interrogator in 2004 and 2005. He won a Pushcart prize for his 2012 essay “Consequence,” which was published first in Ploughshares and then in Harper’s Magazine. His op-eds on interrogation have been published in The Washington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.Creeds, Conflicts and Confessions: Short Stories and Personal Essays
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart, and the essay collection, Abandon Me. Febos is the inaugural winner of the Jean Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Vermont Studio Center, and others. Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, and The New York Times.Breaking Form: Alchemies in Creative Nonfiction Structure The Quick and The Deep: Writing Short Personal Essays
Maria Flook, a Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of the nonfiction books, First Person Female, My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister’s Disappearance, and New York Times Best Seller Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod. Her fiction includes the novels Divorce, Dog Style (forthcoming), Mothers and Lovers, Lux, Open Water and Family Night, which received a PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Citation, and a story collection You Have the Wrong Man. She teaches at Emerson College.Character Driven Memoir Character-Driven Memoir
ANGELA FLOURNOY is the author of The Turner House, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a May 2015 Indie Next pick and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. She was also a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. She was raised in Southern California by a mother from Los Angeles and a father from Detroit.Memory and Character in Fiction
Leigh Fondakowski is a playwright, screenwriter, author, and director. She was the head writer of "The Laramie Project," a co-writer of "Laramie: Ten Years Later," and an Emmy Nominated co-screenwriter for the film adaptation of Laramie with HBO Films. Her other original plays include, "I Think I Like Girls," "The People's Temple," "Spill," and "Casa Cushman." She is the author of the non-fiction book, "Stories from Jonestown," and is currently adapting the book to film.
Creating Theater from Real Events
Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, a New York Times Editor's choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Amazon Editors' Top 100 of 2018 and Best Memoir/Biography of 2018, and more. Tessa’s writing won an AWP Intro Award, and has appeared in Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She has taught at various universities, for the New York Times summer journeys, and in prisons.Writing Your Way to the Spark: A Memoir/Personal Essay Workshop
Aja Gabel’s debut novel, The Ensemble, is out now from Riverhead Books. Her short fiction can be found in the Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, BOMB, and elsewhere. She studied writing at Wesleyan University and the University of Virginia, and has a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She currently lives and writes in Los Angeles.
The Story, The Engine, The Obsession: A Fiction Workshop
Betsey Garand, an artist printmaker, is included in numerous public collections including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts Hammer Museum, Boston Public Library and the Sado Woodcut Print Village Museum, Japan. She received an MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art and is presently senior resident artist, head of printmaking at Amherst College. Other teaching includes Princeton University, Parsons The New School for Design & American University, Italy.Drypoint & Criblé: Scribing & Hammering a Hand-Pulled Print
Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Ross is the co-author of the chapbook “Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens,” in addition to being co-author of the chapbook, “River.” He is a founding editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, and an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press.Making a Way Together
Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor. Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant by Rachel Maddow. Nicole's 2nd graphic memoir, Fetch, How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, is currently being developed for television. Nicole does a weekly queer feminist art podcast called Sagittarian Matters and teaches at California College of the Arts MFA in Comics Program.Drawing a Line: Graphic Memoir
Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of seven books including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry and most recently, Cruel Futures published by City Lights. She was awarded an American Book Award for Bring Down the Little Birds and the Juniper Prize for Poetry for her collection Goodbye, Flicker. She also co-edited Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing. She is a co-director for CantoMundo, publisher of Noemi Press.Revision Praxis: A Poetry Workshop
Julia Glass is the author of the novels A House Among the Trees, And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and the National Book Award–winning Three Junes, as well as the Kindle Single “Chairs in the Rafters.” Her third book, I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her personal essays have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She is a cofounder of the arts festival Twenty Summers, in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.Writing from Character: A Fiction Workshop Swimming in the Gene Pool: Family, Fact & Fiction Swimming in the Gene Pool: Family, Fact & Fiction Swimming in the Gene Pool: Family, Fact and Fiction
RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of four books of poetry including, most recently, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books). Griffiths’ visual and literary work has appeared widely including The New York Times, American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, Transition, Lit Hub, and Guernica. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and Sarah Lawrence College.The Articulate Image: Picturing the Poem Within Face to Face: Finding Your Poem's Truest Imagery
Kelle Groom's memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, a Library Journal Best Memoir, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, Oprah O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor's Pick. Her four poetry collections are Spill, Five Kingdoms, Luckily (Anhinga Press), and Underwater City (University Press of Florida). Her work has appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, and Poetry, among others.
A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow in Prose, Groom's honors also include fellowships from Civitella Ranieri, Black Mountain Institute, University of Nevada-Las Vegas in partnership with the Library of Congress, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, James Merrill House, Millay Colony for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, American Antiquarian Society, and Ucross Foundation, as well as two Florida Book Awards. Groom was Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, where she is now on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program.
Elizabeth Hand is the multiple-award-winning author of fifteen genre-spanning novels and five collections of short fiction. Her work has received the World Fantasy Award (four times), Nebula Award (twice), Shirley Jackson Award (thrice), International Horror Guild Award (three times), the Mythopoeic Award, and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, among others, and several of her books have been New York Times and Washington Post Notable Books. Her recent, critically acclaimed novels featuring Cass Neary, “one of literature’s great noir anti-heroes” [Katherine Dunn] — Generation Loss, Available Dark, Hard Light and forthcoming The Book of Lamps and Banners — have been compared to those of Patricia Highsmith and are being developed for a TV series. She's also written YA, and a popular series of Star Wars books for middle grade children
With Paul Witcover, Hand created DC Comic’s early 1990s cult series Anima, whose riot grrl superheroine dealt with homeless teenagers, drug abuse, the AIDS epidemic and racial violence, and featured DC Comics’ first openly gay teenager (the series also once guest-starred Conan O’Brien). Her 1999 play “The Have-Nots” was a finalist in London’s Fringe Theater Festival and went on to play at the Battersea Arts Center. She has written numerous novelizations of films, including Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys, and a popular series. She is a longtime critic and book reviewer whose work appears regularly in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Salon, Boston Review, among many others, and writes a regular column for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She also teaches at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Hand's books and short fiction have been translated into numerous languages and have been optioned for film and television. She divides her time between the coast of Maine and North London, and has just completed a true crime novel set in 1915 Chicago, inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger.
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian Worlds: A Writing Workshop for Teens
For more than two decades Lyle Ashton Harris (born 1965, New York) has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. Harris is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Art Education at New York University.
Robin Hemley is the author of fourteen books, including most recently Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood, of which Jeff Sharlet writes: Quite possibly the most original travel book in years.” Hemley is the former director of the nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa, a graduate of The Iowa Writers Workshop, and a former Fine Arts Work Center Fellow.The Meaning of Everywhere: Travels in Memory and Your Backyard
KRISTIN HERSH is a musician and author. Her first book, Rat Girl/Paradoxical Undressing, made Rolling Stone's list of the top ten music memoirs of all time. NPR said of her most recent book: "Don't Suck, Don't Die, is not only one of the best books of the year, it's also one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written."Stranger Than Fiction: A Memoir Workshop
Marcie Hershman is the author of the novels Tales of the Master Race and Safe in America, and the memoir, Speak to Me: Grief, Love & What Endures. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Ms., Tikkun, Women’s Review of Books, Ploughshares, Agni, & on NPR. Anthologies include: The Norton Anthology of Women’s Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Amazon Poetry, American Fiction. Among her awards are those from the Bunting Institute, Harvard University; the L.L. Winship/Boston Globe Foundation; Massachusetts Cultural Council; Corporation of Yaddo; the MacDowell Colony. She has held the Hurst chair in fiction at Brandeis and taught for many years at Tufts University. She currently leads a private writing group in Boston.Writing in Interesting Times Truth & Lies: Alternative Facts at the Barricades of Fiction & Memoir Truth & Lies: Alternative Facts at the Barricades of Fiction & Memoir The Obstacle Course: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction The Obstacle Course: Memoir and Creative Non-fiction Memoir and Creative Prose: The Obstacle Course
Megan Hinton assembles materials in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography to reassemble personal and public narratives. They recently received an MFA in Studio Art from Mills College and have shown work at Farm Projects in Wellfleet, AMP Gallery in Provincetown, and The SUNY Adirondack Visual Art Gallery. In 2020 Hinton was awarded the Alice C. Cole ’42 Merit Grant in Studio Art from Wellesley College.Abstract Representational Painting Abstract Representational Painting
Joan Houlihan is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Shadow-feast (Four Way Books, 2018). She has taught at Columbia University, Emerson College and Smith College and currently serves on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Houlihan founded and directs the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.Revision & Generating: Discovering the New in the Old
Over the years FANNY HOWE has written numerous books of fiction, essays and poetry, published mostly recently by Graywolf Press. She has won the Ruth Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent collection of poetry is Second Childhood, a Finalist for the National Book Award 2014. She was a Finalist for the Man Booker International Award, 2015. Her newest collection is The Needle’s Eye, a hybrid book. She lives in Massachusetts.Experimental Prose Workshop: Fiction & Nonfiction What's It All About: Nonfiction and Fiction Workshop
Rebecca Gayle Howell's most recent book is American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by both The Millions and the Courier-Journal. Howell's honors include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American.Into the Song’s Air: A Poetry Workshop Finish Your Poetry Manuscript
HOLLY HUGHES, Professor at RISD for over twenty years teaching graduate and undergrad painting and drawing, maintains studios in NYC and in upstate NY. Her multifaceted studio practice includes painting in oil and acrylic, works on paper in gouache, prints and ceramics works done in Mexico, Italy and France – often installed together in salon-style hangings. Recent shows include the Dorsky Museum’s World of Wonders.The Legacy Project: Mining Modern Masters in Your Studio
NAOMI JACKSON is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press, 2015). She studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Jackson traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. A graduate of Williams College, she has taught at the University of Iowa, University of Pennsylvania, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and Oberlin College.This Summer, You Write Your Novel
Greg Jackson is the author of Prodigals: Stories, a collection hailed by the New York Times as “so bold and perceptive that it delivers a contact high.” He is a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and was chosen by Granta magazine for its decennial list of Best Young American Novelists. His fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, and Vice. In 2019 he received the Bard Fiction Prize.Elements of Style: Fiction Workshop Elements of Style: A Fiction Workshop
Joel Janowitz has exhibited widely, most recently at Soprafina Gallery, Boston in Ink, Paper, Press: Mixit Print Studio, Selected by Clifford Ackley. He also shows at the Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown. His work has been collected by many museums including the Whitney, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Harvard Museums, and The MFA, Boston. In 2016 Janowitz received his fourth Artist’s Fellowship in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2013 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop Watercolor: Painting Light
Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based professor, curator, activist, and is author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side (Tin House, 2014). She is also author of Trespasses: A Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2012). Her third book, The Reckonings, is forthcoming from Scribner in 2018. She teaches creative nonfiction in the Low-Residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College and at Rice University.Writing for Social Change: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop Memory to Memoir Memory to Memoir
KIRUN KAPUR is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC news, her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, and FIELD, among others. She is Poetry Editor at The Drum Literary Magazine, which publishes exclusively in audio form, and has taught creative writing at Boston University.Vox Vox: Audio Poems
CATHERINE KEHOE’s work is represented by Miller-Yezerski Gallery in Boston. She studied in the Yale Norfolk program and holds a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She is the recipient of an Orlowsky-Freed grant, a Pollock-Krasner grant, and three Blanche Colman Awards. She teaches painting and drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.The Head Examined
Anthony Kirk has had a long career in printmaking as an artist, teacher and exhibition curator, but it is his work as a master printer for a wide spectrum of artists that has been his main focus and for which he is best known. In this role he will again be collaborating with Kiki Smith in the printing of a limited edition intaglio print to be included in the Fine Arts Work Center's 50th Anniversary Portfolio.Master Printer Series - No Two Prints the Same: Combining Monotype, Solarplate & Etching on Copper Master Printer Series: Combining Monotype & Photo Polymer Intaglio Master Printer Series: Making Monotypes with Water-Based Media
Michael Klein is a five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and two-time winner in poetry. He has also written two autobiographical works, both published by University of Wisconsin Press:Track Conditions, regarding his life on the racetrack with Kentucky Derby winner, Swale, andThe End of Being Known, a book of linked essays on sex and friendship. His latest book of prose and poetry is When I Was a Twin and is currently working on a book with the working title: Radical Loneliness and the Imaginary Life. He lives in New York and teaches at Hunter College.Writing from Life: Autobiography & Fiction Writing from Life: Autobiography & Fiction Writing from Life: Autobiography & Fiction How True is True: Approaches to Memoir
Patty Larkin is a singer songwriter who studied English Literature in Oregon and Jazz in Boston, and feels she has learned something from every song she has ever heard. Patty has released 14 albums, most recently Bird In A Cage, a collection of poets' work set to song. She continues to tour the US and Canada, and holds an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. Her songs have been used in film and TV and covered by various artists.Lyric, The Sound of Words: A Songwriting Workshop Lyric - The Sound of Words: A Songwriting Workshop Lyric: A Songwriting Workshop Lyric: A Music Workshop Lyric: A Music Workshop
Reif Larsen is the author of the novels I Am Radar and The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, which was a New York Times Bestseller and adapted for the screen by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie). He has a children’s book, Uma Wimple Charts Her House, coming out in May. Larsen’s essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, GQ, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Travel & Leisure, one story, The Millions, and The Believer. He recently founded The Future of Small Cities Institute.Voice Matters: A Fiction Writing Workshop Voice Matters: A Fiction Writing Workshop Voice Matters: A Fiction Workshop Walking to the Edge: A Fiction Workshop Walking to the Edge: A Fiction Workshop
James Lecesne wrote the short film Trevor, which won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and inspired the founding of The Trevor Project. He has written three novels for young adults and created The Letter Q, a collection of Letters by Queer Writers to their Younger Selves. The New York Times has ranked him "among the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation."
Ryan Amador is a singer, songwriter, and theatre-maker who has released three full length albums and five EP’s of original music to date. He is best known for his queer-related music videos “Define Me” & “Spectrum”, and songs “Saint of Love” & “Instead.”The Future Perfect Project: A Writing & Performance Workshop for LGBTQ Teens & Young Adults The Future Perfect Project: A Writing & Performance Workshop for Teens & Young Adults
ROBIN COSTE LEWIS is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015), which won the National Book Award in Poetry. Lewis is a Cave Canem fellow and a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU, and an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from the Divinity School at Harvard University, and is now a Provost's Fellow at USC. Born in Compton, California; her family is from New Orleans.Poetry and Photography
SIOBHAN LIDDELL is a painter and sculptor whose work deals with the space between knowing and unknowing, history and the continuum of desire to record and create our unique worlds. Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and the Whitney Museum, New York. She has taught at Yale, Ohio State University, and CCA Japan. Recipient of the Rome Prize, she shows at CRG Gallery in New York, and Eric Dupont Gallery in Paris.Painting the Personal
Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.The Art of Conjuring: Making Something Out of Nothing To Make a Human Thing: A Poetry Workshop To Make a Human Thing: A Poetry Workshop The Spark & the Fire: A Poetry Workshop Poetry as Surrender
Melinda Lopez is an Artist-in-Residence at the Huntington Theatre Co, Boston. She is the recipient of the Mellon Foundation National Playwriting Residency Program and received the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence. Her plays include MALA, (also available on Audible) a new adaptation of YERMA, BECOMING CUBA, CAROLINE IN JERSEY, ORCHIDS TO OCTOPI, SONIA FLEW and many others. Her work has been produced all over the United States, and most recently in Cuba.The Playwright's Voice
Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, All Souls: A Family Story From Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion. He serves as Distinguished Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s Honors Department for which he leads a "Dialogue of Civilizations" cohort to post-conflict Derry & Belfast, in the North of Ireland. At Harvard University he teaches Restorative & Transformative Justice movements. At the grassroots level, MacDonald teaches his community-based writing and healing curriculum, The Rest of the Story, working alongside fellow survivors of poverty, violence & the drug trade to transform trauma & find voice on and off the page. He is working on his third book, due out next year.Transformative Memoir Writing: A Workshop
T Kira Madden is a writer, photographer, and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo, she serves as the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. She is the author of the 2019 New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.The Self, The Selves: A Workshop
Born and raised in Greenwich Village, PETER MADDEN studied at Pratt Institute, Parson's School of Design, and Massachusetts College of Art. His one-of-a-kind books and alternative photo-process prints have been exhibited at and collected by Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard's Houghton Library, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, Bowdoin College, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and Phillips Andover Academy to name a few. He has taught and lectured for The Guild of Bookworkers, Massachusetts College of Art, Bennington College, Harvard University, the San Francisco Center for the Book, Wellesley College, Brigham Young University and Brandeis University. The recipient of an Artists' Foundation Fellowship, a Saint Botolph Foundation Grant, and most recently, a Massachusetts Cultural Council award, he recently retired after 20 years at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and now teaches at Maine College of Art, continuing to conduct workshops and lecture nationwide.Cyanotypes: Handmade Books from Sunprints
Constantine Manos is a partner in Magnum Photos. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Bibliotheque National, Paris; and George Eastman House, Rochester, among others. Manos is the author of five books, including Portrait of A Symphony, A Greek Portfolio and Bostonians. In 2003 Manos was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for work from his American Color series.
MICHAEL MAREN is a screenwriter and director. He’s written scripts for HBO, Sony Pictures, and many independent producers. His film, A Short History of Decay was described as “beautiful and moving” by New York Magazine. His newest project is an adaptation of the novel Shriver, which he is preparing to direct. He has taught screenwriting at Wesleyan University and the Taos Summer Writers’ Workshop.Screenwriting 101
Alexandria (Alex) Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, and the Prix France Inter-JDD, an award for one book of any genre in the world. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, The Guardian, and The Sydney Press Herald, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award, and has been translated into nine languages. The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has written for The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Boston Globe, Oxford American, Harpers, and many other publications. They are an assistant professor at Bowdoin College and teach in the Pan-European low-residency MFA program. They live in Portland, Maine, with an enormous puppy.Such a Character! Writing Family Such a Character! Writing Family Such a Character! Writing Family
Richard McCann is the author of Mother of Sorrows, a work of fiction, and Ghost Letters, a collection of poems. His fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in The Atlantic, Ms., Esquire, Ploughshares, Tin House, and in numerous anthologies. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently working on a memoir, The Resurrectionist.Writing From Life: Autobiography & Fiction Writing from Life: Autobiography & Fiction Writing From Life: Autobiography & Fiction Life Stories, Real and Imagined
Jennifer Melby has been a master printer and publisher of intaglio editions for more than 30 years. In her studio in Brooklyn she has collaborated with many well known artists whose prints are in contemporary print collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. She has taught printmaking at Pratt Institute, Yale University and Cooper Union.Master Printer Series - Copperplate Intaglio and Monoprinting
Sarah Messer has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Michigan Council for the Arts and others. She is the author of four books: two poetry collections, Bandit Letters (New Issues, 2001), Dress Made of Mice (Black Lawrence, 2015), a history/memoir Red House (Viking, 2004), and a book of translations, Having Once Paused, Poems of Zen Master Ikkyu (University of Michigan Press, 2015). Red House was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” pick for Fall 2004. In 2008-2009, she was a Poetry Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. For many years Sarah taught in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Currently she runs One Pause Poetry (onepausepoetry.org) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and works at White Lotus Farms.Experimental and Everyday Forms: Process, Procedure and New Poetry Production
Deborah A. Miranda's mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday 2013), received the 2015 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award. The author of three poetry collections, Indian Cartography, The Zen of La Liorona and Raised by Humans, Miranda is a member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo workshop. She is the Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, where she teaches literature and creative writing.Writing Down Your Demons: A Memoir Workshop Summoning Creative Power: A Memoir Workshop
Aja Monet, NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work-Poetry 2018, is an internationally established poet of Cuban-Jamaican decent. Harry Belafonte has called Aja Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an in-depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Monet was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington DC where she read the title poem of her latest book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter (Haymarket books 2017). Monet’s other books include Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015), and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).Voices: Poetry for the People
Ander Monson is the author of eight books, including the forthcoming I Will Take the Answer and The Gnome Stories, both from Graywolf. He edits the magazine DIAGRAM, Essay Daily, and March Vladness, among other projects, and he directs the MFA program at the University of Arizona.No Self But in Objects: An Essay & Memoir Workshop
CATHERINE MOSLEY is a printmaker who worked with Robert Motherwell Editions from 1978-1991 and editioned many of his graphic works. She assisted the artist in his studio on plate preparation and proofing for his livre d’artiste edition of Joyce’s Ulysses, printed by Robert Townsend for Arion Press.Master Printer Series: The Reconstructed Print
John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry and Up Jump the Boogie. He is assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University and teaches in the low residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. He lives in Brooklyn.Cut, Scratch & Blend: Revision as Remix Cut, Scratch & Blend: Revision as Remix Cut, Scratch & Blend: Revision as Remix Something in the Air: The Poem as a Said Thing
PAT OLESZKO creates performances, films, installations, inflatables, and spatial events. She works from the popular art forms of the street, party, parade, and burlesque house, to fields, oceans, and trailer parks, from the Museum of Modern Art to Sesame Street Magazine. Honors include the Rome Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, several Tony nominations, a Jim Henson Grant, a Bessie, and the New York Dance & Theater Award for Sustained Excellence.Breath/Taking/Visions: Low-tech Hi! Impact Performance Workshop
Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir, the prose poem memoir Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. In 2016 Bustle named her one of “9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory.” Her writing has appeared or been profiled in a number of places including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, Joyland, FENCE, and McSweeney’s. Wendy is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles.Evocation through Experimentation: A Multi-Genre Workshop Altered States: A Multi-Genre Workshop Altered States: A Multi-Genre Workshop Writing on the Edge
Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and teaches in the graduate writing program at Rutgers-Camden University. Air Traffic, a memoir in essay, was published in 2018.This is Not a Pipe: A Mixed-Genre Workshop in Poetry and Memoir Who Cares About Your Personal Story: Finding Meaning in Personal Experiences Who Cares About Your Story: Finding Meaning in Personal Experiences Reading to Write The Fan Labor of Poetry
BENJAMIN PERCY is the author of three novels, The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding; two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk; and a craft book, Thrill Me. His work appears in Esquire, GQ, Paris Review, and Tin House. He writes the Green Arrow series for DC Comics. His honors include a Whiting Award, NEA Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories.Fiction Workshop: The Refiner's Fire
Jim Peters graduated United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MS, Nuclear Engineering), and Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, (MFA, Painting). He has exhibited regularly in NYC and Provincetown, MA (Berta Walker Gallery). Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-1984), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships/Grants (1985,1988,2002, 2008). He teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School Of Design.The Figure: Realism to Abstraction – Manet to Picasso to Neel to Sillman The Figure in the Interior: A Painting Workshop The Contemporary Figure – De Kooning to Dumas The Figure: An Intimate or An Icon
Carl Phillips is the author of 14 books for poetry, most recently Wild is the Wind. His chapbook, Star Map with Action Figures, will be out Fall 2019, to be followed by a full-length volume, Pale Colors in a Tall Field in 2020. Recent honors include the LA Times Book Award for Poetry and the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.Making Poems from Poetry Making Poems from Poetry
ROBERT PINSKY’s most recent book of poems is At the Foundling Hospital. As U.S. Poet Laureate, he founded the Favorite Poem Project, with the videos at www.favoritepoem.org and an annual July institute for K-12 educators, at BU, where he teaches in the MFA program.Imagination and Music: A Poetry Workshop Imagination and Music
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation Street. Wonder Valley won The Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award, as well as the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine in France. Visitation Street received the Page America Prize in France and was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers series.The Novel from Beginning to End The Novel from Beginning to End
MARJORIE PORTNOW’s paintings have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Academy of Art (NYC), and Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston Museum of Art, among others. Recipient of two NEA Grants, two Ingram Merrill grants, two Radcliffe Institute grants, and two Tiffany Grants. She teaches at Western Connecticut State University and has been elected to permanent membership in the National Academy of Art.Plein Air Landscape Painting
Michael Prodanou, a trained architect, began drawing and painting in 2000. His influences include Egon Shiele and the German Expressionists as well as Bay Area figure painters David Park and Nathan Olivera. Prodanou has had exhibitions at Rossetti Fine Arts in Ft. Lauderdale and in Provincetown at The School House Gallery, PAAM and The Fine Arts Work Center. He teaches in Provincetown and Ft. Lauderdale.
Larry R. Collins was raised in Del City, Ok. After receiving his BFA from the University of Oklahoma, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam. During the war he served as an infantryman and a combat illustrator. Collins received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1980. He has exhibited internationally and his paintings, drawings, photographs and artist’s books are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, International Center of Photography, Sheldon Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, Worcester Art Museum, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, among others. He has collaborated on limited-edition books with poets Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Eileen Myles.
Born in 1964 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Jo Hay has a BA in Graphic Design from Middlesex University, London UK. Hay has worked as a magazine art director in London and New York. She attended painting classes at the Art Student's League of New York and earned an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. She lives and paints in Provincetown, MA.
Mark Adams has been a cartographer with the National Park Service for over 25 years and a painter showing at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. He has also exhibited photography, scientific illustration and video art. He has traveled with a sketchbook in Asia, Central America and Europe and has recently illustrated and co-authored a geologic primer on the Coastal Landforms of Cape Cod with geologists from the Center for Coastal Studies and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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 in the east end. He lives and works in both New York City and Provincetown.5 Artists, 5 Days: Drawing and Painting the Figure
Simonette Quamina earned her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York City, the recipient of the 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Arts Works Center Residency, the 2017 Salem Art Works Fellowship and currently a 2020 Queen Sonja Print Award Nominee. She is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the Eastern Connecticut State.Printing Through the Collage
Shobha Rao is the author of the short story collection, An Unrestored Woman, and the novel, Girls Burn Brighter. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story “Kavitha and Mustafa” was chosen for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. Girls Burn Brighter has been longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. She lives in San Francisco.Overcoming Our Fears: A Fiction Workshop
Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Beyond the Selfie: Representation & the Psyche Beyond the Selfie: Representation & the Psyche Provincetown & the Cape - A Sense of Place: A Photography Workshop
Martha Rhodes is author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (2017, University of Pittsburgh. As director of Four Way Books, she has published such authors as Reginald Dwayne Betts, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, and Gregory Pardlo. She teaches in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in NYC.Revision & Generating - Discovering the New in the Old: A Poetry Workshop Revising & Generating: A Poetry Workshop On Tone: A Poetry Workshop Advanced Poetry Workshop
David Rivard’s most recent book, Standoff, received the 2017 PEN New England Award in Poetry and was listed by The New Yorker in its “Books We Loved in 2016” roundup. His five other books include Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, and Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Among numerous honors, he is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, and the NEA. He teaches at the University of New Hampshire.Inviting the Surprise: A Poetry Workshop
Patrick Rosal is the author of four books. His most recent, Brooklyn Antediluvian, was finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Fulbright Scholars Program. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. He teaches at Rutgers University-Camden.The Singing Image: A Poetry Workshop
LIZ ROSENBERG has published more than twenty-five books for young readers, including two YA novels and five poetry anthologies. Her work is featured on PBS, in The New York Times, and The New Yorker. She is also a best-selling novelist and has published four books of poems. For the past twenty years she has been a children’s book review columnist for the Boston Globe, and she chaired the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.Writing for Young Adults
Marian Roth has been working with camera obscura imagery for thirty years. She is the recipient of both Guggenheim and Pollock Krasner Fellowships. She maintains a studio in Provincetown, where she has lived since 1982. She is currently working in a small horse barn she converted to a camera obscura at Edgewood Farm. Marian is represented in Provincetown by On Center Gallery.The World of Camera Obscura The World of Camera Obscura The World of Camera Obscura The World of Camera Obscura
Sarah Ruhl’s plays include For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; and Eurydice. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist, a Tony award nominee, and received the MacArthur Award. Her book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a Times Notable Book of the Year. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family.More Play: A 3-Day Playwriting Workshop
SALVATORE SCIBONA’s first novel, The End, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award from The New York Public Library. Scibona has won a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he serves on the Writing Committee. In 2010, he was included in The New Yorker’s "20 Under 40" list of young writers to watch.Fiction Workshop How to Tell a Love Story
Born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and raised in Apopka, Florida, Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast, finalist for the PEN Open Book and Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards, and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her honors include a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review and a Poetry International Prize, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell, the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the Poetry Project. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2018 and 2021, The New Yorker, the Paris Review and elsewhere. Formerly the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, she is a visiting professor at Boston University and Syracuse University.Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image
TIM SEIBLES, the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia, is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos, and his latest, One Turn Around the Sun. His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press as part of their Contemporary Classics series. Fast Animal, was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award. In 2013 he received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry. In 2014 Tim received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Misericordia University for his literary accomplishments. During that same year, he won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award for Fast Animal, a prize given triennially for a collection of poems. In 2015, he chaired the panel of judges that decided the winner of the National Book Award in poetry. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and was also awarded a seven-month writing fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts. In the spring semester of 2010, Tim was poet-in-residence at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. His poetry is featured in several anthologies; among them are Rainbow Darkness; Uncommon Core; Autumn House Contemporary American Poetry; Black Nature; Far Out: Poems of The 60s; Villanelles; and With Our Eyes Wide Open. His poem “Allison Wolff” was included in Best American Poetry 2010 and, more recently, his poem “Sotto Voce: Othello, Unplugged” was featured in Best American Poetry 2013. He has been a workshop leader for Cave Canem, a writer’s retreat for African American poets, and for the Hurston/Wright Foundation, another organization dedicated to developing black writers. Tim lives in Norfolk, Virginia and is a Professor of English at Old Dominion University where he teaches literature as well as classes in the MFA in writing program.Twerk or Waltz/Hawk or Canary-Tone and Its Operations: A Poetry Workshop
Michael Prodanou, a trained architect, began drawing and painting in 2000. His influences include Egon Shiele and the German Expressionists as well as Bay Area figure painters David Park and Nathan Olivera. Prodanou has had exhibitions at Rossetti Fine Arts in Ft. Lauderdale and in Provincetown at The School House Gallery, PAAM and The Fine Arts Work Center. He teaches in Provincetown and Ft. Lauderdale.
Laura Shabott is a graduate from SMFA at TUFTS. Emily Mergel of Artscope Magazine writes “[the artist] continually draws inspiration from abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann and breaks forms into their most evocative essential…she seizes the opportunity to burst the gallery walls, speaking with intentional gesture in visual vocabulary all her own.” Shabott has had multiple solo shows at Four Eleven Gallery and exhibits widely on Cape Cod. She lives with her husband in Provincetown.Drawing & Painting the Figure Drawing & Painting the Figure I
Dani Shapiro is the author of the instant NYT best selling memoir, Inheritance (January 2019, Knopf). Other books include Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, Slow Motion, Black & White, and Family History. She has taught workshops around the world and at Columbia and NYU; she is also the co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy. In February of 2019, Shapiro launched an original podcast, Family Secrets, in collaboration with iHeartMedia. The podcast has over 20 million downloads. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop In Fiction & Memoir Transforming Chaos into Art: A Workshop in Fiction & Memoir
Alan Shapiro has published thirteen books of poetry, most recently Against Translation, Life Pig and Reel to Reel, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His Night of the Republic, was a finalist for both the International Griffith Prize and the National Book Award.Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation Conveying an Unconventional Sensibility in Poetry Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation Conveying an Unconventional Sensibility in Poetry Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation Revision Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation
Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her debut collection Look (Graywolf Press) was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 PEN Open Book Award. In 2017, Sharif was the recipient of the 27th annual PEN Center USA Literary award in Poetry for Look. Sharif has published poetry in the New Republic and Poetry, and has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.The Poem and Its Shadow
Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of four poetry books, most recently So Much Synth and Our Andromeda. Her other books are Human Dark with Sugar and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her poems appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, and teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.A Poetry Workshop: Why Are We Poets? A Poetry Workshop: Why Are We Poets? Form (Flaw, Fear, Flight) and Function
Beowulf Sheehan is a photographer of portraiture and performance in the arts and humanities. He has photographed over eight hundred writers from more than fifty countries. His work has been published in the likes of Elle, Esquire, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue and exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, Dostoevsky Museum, International Center of Photography, and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.Seeing You: Storytelling, Storyteller & Photographic Portraiture Seeing You: Storytelling, Storyteller & Photographic Portraiture
David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (NYT bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award), and Other People (Knopf, 2017). James Franco’s film of I Think You’re Totally Wrong was also released in 2017. Shields’s work has been translated into two dozen languages.In Praise of Brevity: A Multi-Genre Workshop
PETER JAY SHIPPY is the author of four books, most recently, A Spell of Songs (Saturnalia Books, 2013). Recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award, Iowa Poetry Prize, and Diagram Prize for the Essay, he has received fellowships in drama and poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and an NEA Fellowship in poetry. In 2012 and 2013, his poetry was included in The Best American Poetry. He teaches at Emerson College.The Prose Poem
James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship in New York. His paintings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Schoolhouse gallery in Provincetown. He is an Assistant Professor in the Painting Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.Portraiture Now | Painting from Reference and Imagination Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop Faces: A Portrait Painting Workshop FACES: A Portrait Painting Workshop From Head to Toe: A Figure Painting Workshop
Rob Swainston is Assistant Professor in Printmaking at SUNY Purchase College and Master Printer for collaborative printshop Prints of Darkness. He received a BA from Hampshire College, an MFA from Columbia University, and attended Skowhegan, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Fine Arts Work Center. His work sits at the intersection of printmaking, painting, installation and sculpture. Exhibitions include Marginal Utility, David Krut, BravinLee, Socrates, Smack Mellon, Queens Museum, and Bronx Museum.
Yvette Drury Dubinsky is an artist who mixes print and alternative photographic processes with collage to make unique works on paper and installations. Her work is part of the collections of PAAM, The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Buhl Collection, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She has taught at Washington University, Webster University, the University of Chicago, and Castle Hill in Truro. She exhibits work at A.I.R., New York, AMP Gallery, PTown and Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis.
Vicky Tomayko is an artist who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints and editions of silkscreen books. She manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Works Center during its seven-month residency program. She teaches silkscreen printing at Cape Cod Community College and at the PAAM School. A former fellow at FAWC and recipient of two Ford Foundation Grants, she is represented by Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.Collaborative Printmaking with Stencils Collaborative Printing & Alternative Process Photography
Jennifer Tseng is the author of three award-winning poetry collections; a collection of flash fiction, The Passion of Woo & Isolde, a Firecracker Award finalist and winner of an Eric Hoffer Book Award; and a novel, Mayumi & the Sea of Happiness, finalist for the PEN American Center's Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the New England Book Award. In addition to teaching for 24PearlSt, Tseng is a Visiting Core Faculty member of OSU-Cascades' Low Residency MFA program. She lives on Martha's Vineyard.Writing the Forbidden: A Poetry Workshop Writing the Forbidden: Poetry
Paula Vogel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who ran MFA programs at Brown University and Yale School of Drama. She has taught around the world in colleges theatres and women's maximum security prisons, with veterans, parents, audiences and Board members. She has, in the words of the late John Simon,as many awards as "a black sofa collects lint." How I Learned to Drive will be revived on Broadway this spring. Her adaptation of They Shoot Horses Don't They will open in London in fall 2020.The Provincetown Bootcamp
Marcus Wicker is the author of Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial), selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series. Wicker's awards include a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, and The Fine Arts Work Center. His work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter, and many other magazines. Marcus is assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review. He serves as director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop.The Politics of Play: A Poetry Workshop
Larry Collins was raised in Del City, Ok. After receiving his BFA from the University of Oklahoma, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Vietnam. During the war he served as an infantryman and a combat illustrator. Collins received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1980. He has exhibited internationally and his paintings, drawings, photographs and artist’s books are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, International Center of Photography, Sheldon Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, Worcester Art Museum, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, among others. He has collaborated on limited-edition books with poets Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Eileen Myles.
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 studied at the New York Academy of Art and lives and works in both New York City and Provincetown.Drawing & Painting the Figure II
PAULA WILSON received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005 and has since been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the US and Europe, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Bellwether Gallery, The Bemis Center, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Johan Berggren Gallery in Sweden, and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Wilson is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell Artist Grant, Art Production Fund’s P3Studio Artist-in-Residency at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and the Bob and Happy Doran Fellowship at Yale University. She lives and works in Carrizozo, New Mexico.Contemporary Self-Portraiture in Print
Paul Yoon is the author of Once the Shore, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Snow Hunters, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award. His most recent book, The Mountain, was, among others, a National Public Radio Best Book of the Year. He lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, the writer Laura van den Berg, and their dog, Oscar.Structure and Movement: A Fiction Workshop
Monica Youn’s most recent collection Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016) won the William Carlos Williams Award and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award and long-listed for the National Book Award. The New York Times named it one of the best poetry collections of 2016. Her previous book Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches at Princeton.The Poet’s Toolkit
Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to the US when he was nine. He was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard and has been granted fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University, the Lannan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and Stanford University. Unaccompanied is his first collection. He lives in Harlem where he’s working on a memoir.Engagement in Poetry/Engaged Poetry Engagement in Poetry/Engaged Poetry
Esteban del Valle received his M.F.A. from RISD and has exhibited his work and produced murals internationally. His work has been featured in various publications, including HiFructose and Washington Post. Del Valle has been the recipient of several visual arts residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan, FAWC, and Smack Mellon. Del Valle also has original work in several permanent collections including the Urban Nation in Berlin, Germany and The Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick, NJ.Drawing as a Radical Creative Practice
Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and named a Best Book of 2018 by over a dozen publications. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her next collection of stories, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, will be published by FSG in July. Born and raised in Florida, Laura splits her time between the Boston area and Central Florida, with her husband and dog.The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop The Blazing Thing: A Fiction Workshop