Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2024 Summer Workshops

Alan Shapiro Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation July 23 to July 28, 2017 Tuition: $725 Workshop: 9am-1pm Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available


This will be a generative class. We’ll read four poets on Monday, and then each day thereafter students will bring to class a poem, in imitation. By the end of the week, I promise you you’ll have four of the best poems you’ve ever written and a set of skills you otherwise wouldn’t have.


Alan Shapiro has published thirteen books of poetry, most recently Against Translation, Life Pig and Reel to Reel, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His Night of the Republic, was a finalist for both the International Griffith Prize and the National Book Award.