Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Benjamin Percy Fiction Workshop: The Refiner’s Fire June 12 to June 17, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Fiction OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Crack your knuckles and get ready to write. We’re going to have fun, but we’re going to work hard. By the end of the week, you’ll have editorial suggestions on your manuscript and new material that will explode into new stories. Every day includes craft lessons and generative exercises. We’ll discuss everything from momentum to artful sentences with samples from Stephen King to Alice Munro. You’ll emerge as if through a refiner’s fire, a better, stronger, cleaner writer.

Please email 10-20 double-spaced pages of either a short story or novel excerpt to by May 29.


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.