Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

Patrizia Chen Stealing from Life: Memoirs in Context July 24 to July 29, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9AM-Noon Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

In this workshop, participants will find their unique writing voice via personal experience. We will build writing that integrates and shares all ingredients of life—love, food, travels—creating successful essays and memoirs. Patrizia Chen will also be delighted to meet one-on-one with students to discuss their work.

Students should send samples of their writing (up to five pages double spaced) to by July 8. Please also bring ten copies of these samples to the first class.


PATRIZIA CHEN’s first book, Rosemary and Bitter Oranges, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2003. Patrizia’s first novel, It Takes Two (Scribner, 2009), is now being adapted into a musical.