Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

Amy Bloom How to Be Your Own Editor: The Art of Revision June 18 to June 23, 2017 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Fiction OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

Revision is the greatest opportunity a fiction writer can have. Learn to be your own editor, your most astute reader and your most discriminating (and laser-like) 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 first class.


AMY BLOOM is the author of three novels: Lucky Us, Away, and Love Invents Us; and three collections of short stories: Where the God Of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me, and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. She has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She is the Distinguished University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University. A fourth novel, I’ll Be Seeing You—about the private lives of the Roosevelt White House—will be published in 2017.