Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Wendy C. Ortiz Evocation through Experimentation: A Multi-Genre Workshop June 14 to June 19, 2020 Tuition: $650 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Multi-Genre OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

How do you write the difficult or the ineffable? How can we enter into new practices that enable us to write what evades us, or what deeply challenges us? We’ll engage with getting at the difficult and the ineffable through the keyhole of experimentation in this workshop. Each day will offer time for prompts, games, ritual, as well as structured workshop time with the writing you’re most struggling with. Expect to tangle with mythology, dreams, divination, and visits with the surreal. Writers of any genre attempting to write outside the bounds of what they’re used to writing will benefit from this highly generative and collaborative 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.