Summer Workshop Program 2024

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$800 - Standard Level
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Full Schedule
Faculty

Week 1: June 16 - 21

Vicky Tomayko
Silkscreen Printmaking
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Silkscreen is a graphic medium for the artist and artisan. Printing can be done on a variety of surfaces including paper and fabric. This workshop will provide an introduction for beginners as well as advanced silkscreen methods for those who have more experience. Learn several ways to create an image including hand-cut stencil, direct drawing,... more
Pete Hocking
The Infinity of Nature
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
David Hockney once said his subject is the infinite variety of nature. While speaking of the landscape, Hockney was speaking beyond it, too—to include the figure as well as human ecology. In my experience, strong painting grows from one’s engagement with the world through fieldwork research, active memory, a full range of sensory experience, and... more
Zehra Khan
Multimedia Experiments
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop challenges your art-making habits through experiments and play with multimedia, process, and output. We will use unconventional materials (found objects, organic matter, land/environment), try varied processes (drawing, sculpture, text, performance, photography, video, collaboration), and discuss the different experiences of creative output (online, in-real-life, gallery, museum, public, permanent/impermanent.) Through experiments with the unfamiliar we... more
Photo: Matthew Olzmann
Vievee Francis
Addressing the Shared World
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
In this workshop, we will focus on how to write in troubled times. Although Wordsworth would have us wait and write from a more contemplative state, how do we get there? What if the world around us throws us off-balance? Our work can’t find its footing. We slip into stagnation and wonder why write at... more
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
The Art of the Ending
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Do you often find yourself unsatisfied with your endings? Do you wonder why some poets seem to consistently find a good ending for their poems while you don’t? What even makes a good ending? This workshop will focus on the magic and mechanics of endings: the how and why of them; the when and where... more
Asako Serizawa
The Trouble with Historical Fiction: A Revision Workshop
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 1 pm - 4 pm

Open To All
(Afternoon Workshop; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)  Whether personal, family, or collective, weaving history into fiction often means engaging with difficult, unresolved, and/or otherwise troubled stories. This workshop is for fiction writers grappling with lived and inherited histories. Workshops will begin with a mini-talk and close reading of excerpts from a range of fiction curated... more
Joan Wickersham
Jump Starts for Cold Mornings
June 16 to June 21, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
How do we free ourselves from what we think we’re supposed to be writing, and head for the more interesting territory of messy experience and complex emotion? In this generative workshop, we’ll work from prompts suggested by our own lives and experiences, writing in class every day and finding rich new resources to draw on... more

Week 2: June 23 - 28

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas
Screen Dream
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop will cover the basics of silkscreen printmaking and arm participants with the knowledge and skills to produce silkscreens on-the-go, in their home studios, and with minimal professional equipment. Working from the framework of DIY creative ingenuity, we will learn various approaches to stencil-making, color-mixing using primarily transparency and pigment, and low-tech press mechanics.... more
Mike Curato
Visual Alchemy and the Building Blocks of Picture Book Illustration
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
In this workshop we will discuss the fundamentals of picture book illustration. We’ll talk about harnessing elements like composition, light, color, character design, and layout to elicit emotion and create a compelling visual narrative. We’ll also review the history of picture books, talk about how to do visual research, and practice making a book dummy.... more
Photo by Kevin Roberts
Jess T. Dugan
The Intimate Portrait
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
Making a photographic portrait is an intimate endeavor, requiring both photographer and subject to work together to create a compelling image. In this workshop, participants will investigate their motivations for making portraits, strengthen their skills working with people, and engage deeply with issues in contemporary photography through lectures, demonstrations, and critique. While we will address... more
Rubens Ghenov
Telegraph Signals: Painting in Abstraction
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
This workshop focuses on the conditions abstraction presents in amalgamating disparate parts of our psychology and philosophy in the medium of painting. Specific prompts will provide fodder for the creation of a visual language which may arrive from a representational substrate to ultimately morph in the abstract. We will delve in both past and contemporary... more
Photo: Jude Theriot
Paul Lisicky
On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2024? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, care, justice, survival, and power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll think... more
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Beyond Crispy and Crunchy: Cliché-Busting Food & Drink Writing for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Everyone eats three times a day, food is a core project of childhood and families, and when it goes away you die, or you get revolutions or the collapse of the state. So why has food writing been marginalized as trivial? Unless of course you’re Anne Sexton, Charles Dickens, Maya Angelou, Marcel Proust, Isak Denison,... more
Portrait by Margarita Corporan
Matthew Olzmann
Strangeness, Curiosities, and Defamiliarization
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop will explore the concept that poetry should “make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.” How does a poem take something ordinary and charge it with wonder and mystery? How does something wild and surreal feel immediately connected to our daily lives? Let’s talk about how that happens. This will be a generative... more
Oliver de la Paz
Small Wonders: The Prose Poem and Its Packages
June 23 to June 28, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this workshop, we’ll attempt to understand what is meant by the terms “lyric essay,” “short-short,” and “prose poem.” Often, people suggest that writing in these shorter prose forms is liberating, but what exactly does that mean? Does the lack of line breaks serve a purpose or is it arbitrary for some prose poems? Does... more

Week 3: June 30 - July 5

Cecilia Ruiz
Block Printing for Illustrators
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this workshop, we will explore how to create images with the block-printing technique, using a softer version of linoleum that is easier to carve for artists of all levels. We will look at spot-color printing techniques from old and contemporary artists to gain a better understanding of working graphically in a limited color palette.... more
Rashod Taylor
Connecting with People Through Portaiture
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
In this workshop we will explore how to gain trust with your subjects, communicate your vision for the portrait, address fears when approaching strangers, and how to create a space for intimacy and relationship in your portrait process. We will also examine composition, lighting, and directing while discussing successful photographers to help further our work.... more
Forrest Williams
Painting the Figure
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
We will paint each day from the live model. Participants will create a basic palette from direct observation of the model, using oil paint, working on either canvas or panel (your choice). Participants will receive individual instruction as they develop two figurative paintings over the course of the week. We will emphasize the basic forms... more
Gabrielle Calvocoressi
After The Solstice Towards The Harvest: A Week Of Turning Towards Poems
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Even though this workshop happens at the height of summer, it’s already starting to get dark. Or. Maybe it’s always getting dark at the same time the light keeps pouring in and through us. Maybe harvest is always on its way. In this generative workshop, we will consider how light and darkness cohabit in our... more
Photo: Beowulf Sheehan
Kimiko Hahn
Getting Mixed Up: Writing Hybrid Texts
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Not sure which genre to choose? Maybe a combination is more in line with your current aesthetic—why not try! In this generative workshop, we will literally mix things up to create a new unified experience. You can expect to write new material, rip up old stuff, and research captivating fields. By the end of the... more
Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Dante Micheaux
The Lyric Self
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
The lyric poem is a text of emotion, a text of thought, expressed directly from the poet to the reader. Participants will read various examples of lyric poetry to observe differences in the mode and discuss methods of finding and channeling their lyric selves into a text. Through these steps, participants will produce a poem... more
Sarah Schulman
Prose Writing for All Levels
June 30 to July 5, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Whether you have published many books or are just starting out, this is a craft-based workshop designed for fiction and nonfiction writers at all levels. Participants are invited to bring excerpts of novels, short stories, articles, essays, and long nonfiction books OR pages of notes OR a description of an idea. No matter where you... more

Week 4: July 7 - 12   QUEER WEEK

Miriam Klein Stahl
Celebrating Queer Pasts and Futures: A Printmaking Workshop
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 AM - Noon

Open To All
In this workshop, participants will employ a combination of relief printmaking techniques and typography to create posters that celebrate queer pasts and potential futures. We’ll then take the posters and compile them into a collaborative zine made on a Risograph printer, generating a collection of the work made over the course of the workshop. By... more
Ilana Savdie
The Monstrous Body
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop will focus on how to understand the way our bodies relate to the world through touch, through image, and through material instincts. It will use the history of collage, assemblage and decollage as a way of imagining new configurations of the self. We will be exploring method and meaning in art making, the... more
Cameron Awkward-Rich
Writing To, After, With
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Poetry is often imagined as a solitary art, the poet as a lone and lonely figure, but poetry is also a profoundly communal practice. It is a place we go to speak with the dead, the absent living, and our never-singular selves; a spark that animates and organizes collectives; a lineage to step into. Borrowing... more
Photo: Beowulf Sheehan
Melissa Febos
Body Work: A Generative Nonfiction Seminar
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
In this generative seminar we will explore the practice of writing from intimate personal experience and the embodied nature of that practice. As writers, we cannot create dynamic textual bodies without considering the corporeal ones that inhabit our stories. It is through the body that we perceive the world, encounter other beings, and in which... more
Andrea Lawlor
Finding the Signal Through the Noise
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
We have so many reasons not to write! Audre Lorde taught us that poetry is not a luxury and still we struggle to find the time or see the point. In this multigenre workshop, we will ask how and why to write in a world on fire. We’ll look to queer/trans writers for models of... more
Carmen Maria Machado
The Art of Suspense
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
This course will focus on suspense—both as a feature of genres like mystery and horror and a principle of craft that serves as the backbone for all fiction. Within this principle resides the blueprints for understanding and mastering character, plot, the building and releasing of tension, and the unsettling recesses of the human psyche… everything... more
The Future Perfect Project
I’m Feeling Queer Today!: ‘Queer on the Cape’ Podcast Workshop
July 7 to July 12, 2024
Time 11 am - 4 pm

Open To All
In this workshop, queer youth are handed the mic to create a 30-minute podcast episode, ‘Queer on the Cape,’ to be included in The Future Perfect Project Podcast, I’m Feeling Queer Today! Through a series of group discussions, team building exercises, and writing prompts, participants will conduct, record, and edit audio stories about their experience... more

Week 5: July 14 - 19

James Stroud
Jump Start Etching
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
In this Master Printer Series workshop, participants will get far into the etching process by transferring drawings from clear films to copper plates coated with a photosensitive resist. Once the plates are processed photographically and etched into the plates, they can be developed further by using traditional etching techniques. Photo-copper plates will be available from... more
Joseph Diggs
Pushing Your Art Further
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Advanced
Let’s work on acquiring methods that tap into your personal experiences, then translate them into painterly terms. Whether you paint in acrylic or oil, abstractly or realistically, this workshop will help inform your decision making in a more intuitive way. Our days will start with warm ups, demonstration, and conversation, where you will be encouraged... more
Elizabeth Flood
Experiential Drawing in the Provincetown Landscape
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
During this workshop, we will make drawings onsite in the landscape, emphasizing an experiential, physical approach to the medium. As the natural and built environment is constantly in a state of change, we will take on drawing as a living practice. Activities include frottage, drawing weather and tides, and gesture drawing in the dunes. We... more
Kirsten Greenidge
Writing From the I: Autobiographical Playwriting
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Many of our great plays have grown from some kernel of lived truth experienced by their authors. In this workshop, we will generate work inspired by our lived experiences, and shift that work into vibrant dramatic writing. We will plumb the depths of memory, but also investigate the fabric that holds our individual bodies of... more
Photo: Ladan Osman
Donika Kelly
The Erotic and Beyond
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
How do we write love poems? Why do we write love poems and when? Who are love poems about: the lover or beloved? In this generative workshop, we will begin with Anne Carson’s and Audre Lorde’s treatments of the erotic as our initial sites of inquiry into intimacy, longing, and the triangulation of desire. We... more
Photo: Beowulf Sheehan
Cleyvis Natera
The Art of the Story
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Whether you’re new to fiction or have been working at it for some time, there are concepts you must master to have your intention fully realized on the page in such a way that others will be engaged in reading your work. In this workshop, writers will learn craft elements such as perspective, setting, escalating... more
Mark Wunderlich
You Must Change Your Life: Writing the Ekphrastic Poem
July 14 to July 19, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Poetry has often been used to bridge the distance between visual art and the viewer, and poems can bring new dimensions of discovery and understanding to paintings, sculpture, installation, and moving images. In this generative workshop, we will read a number of important ekphrastic poems (poems that are about works of visual art), and learning... more

Week 6: July 21 - 26

Nabil Gonzalez
Monotype Through the Screen: Merging Screen Printing and Painterly Marks
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this workshop participants will explore the merging of two processes, painting and monotype screen printing. At the beginning of the workshop, we will spend some time developing a set of sketched drawings to work from, although participants are strongly encouraged to come with some sketched ideas/concepts that can further be developed during class time.... more
Megan Hinton
Expansive Painting
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
The contemporary notion of painting in the expanded field broadens our expectations of how and why a painting is made. In this workshop, we will use painting as an act of transition, collaboration, and intervention. You will be encouraged to develop or further a painting practice that explores alternative materials, processes, and concepts to generate... more
Janine Wong
Artist Books + Book Forms
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Explore the possibilities inherent in the book’s function as a repository of images and ideas. Experiment with bookbinding structures, formats, and materials, using your own artwork and/or writing. Experiment with bookbinding techniques to understand how the book sets a stage for your work. Each participant will make six book models, cutting and collaging their own... more
Douglas Bauer
Making a Scene
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
“Please, don’t make a scene.” What we’re told not to do in life, we have every reason to do as we work to bring our narratives to vibrant life. Whether we’re inventing as fiction or remembering from experience, a fully three-dimensional scene draws readers close and pulls them into the world on the page. When... more
Garrard Conley
Begin Here: A Generative Nonfiction Workshop
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by research, intimidated by structure and/or narrative possibilities, or otherwise stuck in pre-drafting limbo, this workshop will present you with generative prompts, examples drawn from skilled writers, and opportunities to go hands-on with your nonfiction project. There will be a mix of discussion, in-class writing, and workshops which focus primarily on... more
Mira Jacob
Creative Resurrection
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
Do you have a novel that has been wasting away on your drive, untouched, and you don’t know why? A book you’ve tried to abandon that still haunts you when you’re falling asleep? In this generative workshop, we will lean into aspects of craft—plot, structure, character, pacing, dialogue, description, voice—to get you back in touch... more
Patricia Spears Jones
Girds And Cables, What Holds a Poem Together
July 21 to July 26, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
I am a lover of bridges, so they have angled their way into this workshop description, and why not? We cross bridges every day both mindful of their structure and also indifferent. But without structure from the materials that hold up the bridge, there would be no bridge, no crossing, no journey, and no way... more

Week 7: July 28 - August 2

Andrew Mockler
Monoprint: Theme and Variation
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this Master Printer Series workshop, each participant will work to develop a group of prints that explores a range of variations on a theme. By combining various print techniques including monoprint, woodcut, drypoint, and collage, each artist will build a body of work that has a cohesive sensibility of theme and form. Over the... more
Joanne Dugan
Seeing What’s Right in Front of You: Explorations in Text and Image
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop explores the powerful synergy between image making, writing, and mindfulness. A series of quick, unconventional prompts throughout the week will encourage participants to use the making of images and the writing of words to tap into their inner lives, where the creative process itself becomes a form of meditation. We will explore and... more
Paul Stopforth
Discovering Drawing
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Drawing is an essential component in the lives of working artists. Regardless of experience or levels of skill, drawing connects us to a sense of being present and engaged directly with the act of creation. Drawing reveals rich and complex avenues of thinking and feeling through the creation of images from a seemingly infinite variety... more
Melissa Kay Wilkinson
The Fragmented Figure in Watercolor
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop blends abstraction and figurative art, capturing the essence of movement and the allure of the human form. Complementing the strong emphasis on color and formal aspects, participants will delve into the realm of watercolor painting with a primary focus on the human figure. An interdisciplinary approach is embraced, incorporating painted and photographic imagery,... more
Jessica Jacobs
Service of the Heart: Exploring the Sacred Through Poetry
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In our shared week, we’ll strive to step outside the rush of ordinary time to create together a space of inspiration and contemplation, exploring questions as old as human consciousness: What does it mean to live a worthwhile life? How do we live well knowing we will die? How can ancient teachings deepen and inform... more
John Murillo
Cut, Scratch, & Blend: Revision as Remix
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
“Poetry,” writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, “is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space.” In this workshop, participants will consider various perspectives on the revision process and explore strategies for re-drafting poems-in-progress. While this workshop is open to... more
Porsha Olayiwola
(Re)Memory & Omission
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
Transcendent work leaves a reader with a sense of wonder and mystery, oftentimes by withholding details. Narrators are gifted magical powers, able to control the amount and the kind of information a reader takes in. This includes the power to leave out context and omit information. Participants in this poetry-hybrid writing workshop will spend time... more
Susanna Sonnenberg
Asking Why: Memoir Is a Question
July 28 to August 2, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Why does this story matter? Why do I keep telling it? Why am I like this? Memoir doesn’t demand you answer these questions but that you explore them tirelessly. In a confidential environment, with shared readings and generative prompts, we investigate the questions and create new terrain for you to follow as you work on... more

Week 8: August 4 - 9

Processed with Focos
Fred Liang
Monoprinting: Creating Under Pressure
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Bridge the immediacy of drawing with the processes of printmaking. In this workshop, you will focus on developing visual ideas in a serial, yet exploratory approach. This workshop is ideal both for artists with limited printmaking experience as well as advanced printmakers eager to learn traditional and alternative printmaking techniques of committing their creative ideas... more
Liz Collins
Trash Lab/Trash Textiles
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
When you walk by a dumpster full of cardboard, do you feel crazy because you want to stop everything you’re doing and make all your art with cardboard? This workshop is for creative makers who have been yearning to recycle, up cycle, and repurpose materials considered waste into new forms. We will source materials from... more
David Hilliard
Hunting and Farming the Photograph
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Renowned Canadian photographer Jeff Wall has referred to photographers as being either “hunters” or “farmers.” Hunters being photographers who capture their images as they are found in the world. Farmers being the image-makers who cultivate their photos, employing staged or constructed strategies. In this workshop, participants will explore photographic motivations through the juxtaposition of these... more
Tina Chang
Soft Launch
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This poetry workshop focuses its attention on a body of work you are creating. Perhaps you have the foundation for a chapbook or a collection, or perhaps you are finding shape for a handful of poems from which you can view their collective shine. Whether you’ve been separated from your craft for some time or... more
Chen Chen
Writing Friendship
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Inspired by recent discourse on the complexities of friendship, this multi-genre generative workshop explores a variety of approaches to writing about/from friendship. We’ll start by discussing Mary Ruefle’s Pushcart Prize-winning essay “Dear Friends” before diving into friendship-focused work by a range of poets and writers. Each day you will be provided prompts and exercises, and... more
Deborah Jackson Taffa
Revising Your Personal Essays: Make them Shine!
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this workshop, we’ll frame revision as an opportunity. Two essays per participant will be examined with the aim of finalizing the draft. This means we will use craft techniques such as captions, utility, economy, and the clarity of the main event to determine what’s left to be done. We’ll make sure you are not... more
Nicole Sealey
Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image
August 4 to August 9, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux argue that images should “produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is ‘like being alive twice.’” As poets, after mining our respective memories, how do we deepen the reader’s experience with the poem via the image? How does one draft a lasting image?... more

Week 9: August 11 – 16

Simonette Quamina
Cut, Paste, and Print
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop aims to heighten awareness for visual thinking by experimenting with multiple relief printmaking techniques. Participants will explore the possibilities of printing from a collaged surface and combine techniques to create layered multi-sensory images that are rich in texture, pattern, and marks. During this workshop, participants will learn methods in collagraphs, silk aquatint, frottage,... more
Mark Adams
Drawing and Journaling the Beaches and Dunes of Provincetown with Thoreau and Other Writers
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
This workshop is a retreat to observe, draw, and write along the trails of Provincetown using prompts of Henry David Thoreau and others. Drawing methods used will be suitable for beginners to advanced, including pen, pencil, ink and brush, basic watercolor, combining word and image on sketchbook pages. The sketchbook is a way of traveling... more
Nicole J. Georges
Graphic Memoir
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this workshop we will explore and practice elements of storytelling in comics, with a focus on autobiography. We will create original work through writing exercises and guided cartooning assignments and will discuss our work in a supportive atmosphere to highlight each artist’s strengths. Participants will learn the techniques, tools, and theory behind successful graphic... more
Autumn Wallace
Stop Making Sense: Drawing Inspiration
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Escape the confines of self-doubt as you discover the art of channeling personal thoughts and emotions into uninhibited drawings. In this workshop, you will begin by examining your unexplained loves, dislikes, and guilty pleasures to become more intimate with your own perspective. Creating a series of preliminary drawings, you will gain the ability to express... more
Samiya Bashir
Write on Time: Restorative Poetics from Isolation to Revivification
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
In this generative poetry-making workshop, we will sharpen our sound through focused specificity and sensory detail to write in, through, about, and around the many dimensions of time—physical and psychological, real and imagined. We will be wildly imaginative about space and place. “What is called its form,” wrote poet W.S. Merwin, “may be simply that... more
Nick Flynn
Memoir as Bewilderment
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Intermediate/Advanced
In The Unnamable, Beckett offers this: “Dear incomprehension, it’s thanks to you I’ll be myself in the end.” In our week together, I would like to examine this idea by thinking about the concept of “bewilderment” and how it gets acted out in our writing—either through syntax, our accessing the duende, leaps into the unconscious,... more
Michelle Tea
Writing for Witches
August 11 to August 16, 2024
Time 9 am - 12 pm

Open To All
Writing and witchcraft have much in common—a conjuring, a lot of mystery, feelings of being hexed or blessed as we labor at our work. Also, both writers and witches struggle to ‘own’ these terms, fearing they haven’t published enough to be a ‘real’ writer, or haven’t set their crystals under the full moon enough to... more

Week 9: August 11 – 16

Week 8: August 4 - 9

Week 7: July 28 - August 2

Week 6: July 21 - 26

Week 5: July 14 - 19

Week 4: July 7 - 12   QUEER WEEK

Week 3: June 30 - July 5

Week 2: June 23 - 28

Week 1: June 16 - 21

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