Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Eric Fair Creeds, Conflicts and Confessions: Short Stories and Personal Essays July 24 to July 29, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 1-4PM Discipline: Fiction OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

The world seems awash in conflict. We will write about it. Through op-eds, short stories, and personal essays, students will explore the creeds that define their understanding of the world, the conflict they have seen, and the role of confession in narrative.


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.