Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

Patty Larkin Lyric: A Music Workshop August 6 to August 11, 2017 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Songwriting OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

A workshop for poets, songwriters, and storytellers who want to set their mind to song. Explore the sound of words through daily writing exercises, analysis of song forms, and literary tools of the trade. This workshop seeks to create songs that are a reflection of your unique experience. Musical instruments are welcome but not required. One-on-one feedback sessions, in class presentation of works in progress, and a live performance on Student Open Studios night provide a stage for inspiration.


Patty Larkin is a singer songwriter who studied English Literature in Oregon and Jazz in Boston, and feels she has learned something from every song she has ever heard. Patty has released 14 albums, most recently Bird In A Cage, a collection of poets' work set to song. She continues to tour the US and Canada, and holds an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. Her songs have been used in film and TV and covered by various artists.