Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Joan Wickersham How To Be Your Own Editor: The Art of Revision June 18 to June 23, 2017 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Fiction INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED On-site Housing Available

Revision is the greatest opportunity a fiction writer can have. Learn to be your own editor, and your most astute and discriminating reader. Bring it in and make it better. Please bring 11 copies of up to 10 pages of fiction (double-spaced, 12pt font) to the Sunday evening orientation session.


Joan Wickersham's The News from Spain was named one of the year’s best fiction picks by National Public Radio, Kirkus, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her memoir The Suicide Index was a National Book award finalist. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and many other publications, and she is a regular op-ed columnist for the Boston Globe. She has taught at Harvard, Emerson, UMass Boston, and Bennington. Her work in progress, Conversations with a Shipwreck, is currently available through Scandinavia House NYC in an online exhibition created with photographer Adam Davies.