Workshops at 24PearlStreet
The Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing program, 24PearlStreet, is hosting two workshops that run Nov. 8 through Dec. 2.
June Sylvester Saraceno is teaching “Creating Unforgettable Characters,” a four-week program that will examine creating fictional characters with depth and dimensionality, exploring their inner life as it pertains to outer reality. Saraceno is the author of Feral, North Carolina, 1965, as well as three volumes of poetry.
In the same window, essayist, poet, and author of 34 books Kristina Marie Hayward will guide students through “The Fine Art of Application Writing: How to Successfully Apply to Residencies, Fellowships, and Grants.” Hayward will discuss choosing the best writing samples and creating compelling applications and proposals. She will also offer weekly live Zoom consultations.
Each workshop is $650. For details and to register, visit fawc.org.
A New Food and Wine Festival
The first Provincetown Food and Wine Festival, from Thursday, Nov. 4 through Sunday the 7th, includes a dozen events around town starting with “Uncorked,” at the Masthead Resort & Cottages, featuring wines and light fare from Angel Foods. Other events include a seminar on Tuscan wines; a regional wine dinner from the Amalfi Coast; a grand tasting of wines from around the world; a dinner featuring Remy Wines; a celebration of woman winemakers and chefs; a beer and grilled cheese pairing with live music from Peter Donnelly and Jon Richardson; and a champagne drag brunch on closing day. All events are à la carte with tickets ranging from free to $200. See ptownfoodandwinefestival.com for more details and to sign up. Masks and proof of vaccination required.
Dersham and Moberg at Preservation Hall
Singers and songwriters Dave Dersham and Kim Moberg will perform at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Dersham, who is from Northampton, writes melancholy songs of sharp cultural observation and sly humor. His first album, The Burn of Summer, came out in 2003; he is set to release his third in 2022.
Born in Juneau, Alaska, Moberg is of Tlingit descent. Her self-taught finger-picking guitar style provides a percussive backdrop to her songs of heartache and healing. Now living on Cape Cod, she released her second album, Up Around the Bend, late last year.
Tickets are $20 at wellfleetpreservationhall.org. Masks and proof of vaccination required, or a negative Covid test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance.
Lifetime Learning at Snow Library
The Friends of Snow Library continues its Lifetime Learning program with “Inside Jazz,” a class on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon with musicians Bruce Abbott and Fred Fried. With Fried on eight-string guitar and Abbott on saxophone and flute, they will perform a program of standards to outline the concepts and structures they employ to create jazz. The in-person class has sold out, but is available virtually through Zoom.
Coinciding with “Titian: Women, Myth, and Power,” the current exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Peggy Kelleher will host a live Zoom-only class examining the six large paintings in the exhibition, based on Ovid’s narrative poem Metamorphoses. This is the first time these six paintings have been shown together in over 500 years. Kelleher will deconstruct the myths depicted in the images on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Each course has a suggested $10 donation. Registration is at friendsofsnowlibrary.org.
Tracy Fuad’s Poetry at FAWC
East End Books Ptown and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown will host a book launch for About: Blank: Poems, a debut poetry collection by newly arrived FAWC fellow Tracy Fuad, on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The book won the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Fuad works with fragmented language, dislocation, and wanderlust to create poetic imagery that author Cathy Park Hong calls “absolutely unsettling and breathtaking.”
The event will be held virtually and in person at FAWC’s new reading and performance space at 24 Pearl St., Provincetown. There is a $5 suggested donation. Visit eastendbooksptown.com for more information and a link to register through Eventbrite.
Joshua Stover at Longstreet Gallery
Joshua Stover, an artist and sign painter based in Portland, Ore., is currently showing “Roads End,” an exhibition of new works, at Longstreet Gallery, 4730B Rt. 6, Eastham, through Sunday, Nov. 14. Stover uses gouache and acrylics to paint a combination of real and imaginary environments, interior and exterior worlds that feel nostalgic not only in their style but also their content, applying a longing for the past as it pertains to the present. They’re full of pop culture references to a simpler time, arranged in shrine-like tableaus of objects: a hanging toy bird, furniture, postcards, and potted plants. His sign-painting skills make everything here land with crisp edges, flat color, and satisfying textures.
‘Community Healing’ at Four Cs
Addressing issues of discrimination against the Wampanoag and people of color on the Cape, Cape Cod Community College will present “Tide/Tied” on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., including an unveiling of a new “Equity Mural” by artist Joe Diggs of Osterville. There will also be an unveiling of a 9-by-9-foot “Community Healing Quilt,” with contributions from dozens of prominent Cape Cod artists, including Ed Christie, Joerg Dressler, Joe Fiorello, Deb Mell, Cherie Mittenthal, Susie Nielsen, Robert Rindler, Sian Robertson, Kate Wallace Rodgers, Vicky Tomayko, and Bert Yarborough.
College president John Cox will speak and present a “land acknowledgement document” to the Wampanoag Nation; other speakers include Linda Coombs, Aquinnah Wampanoag historian and museum educator, and Barbara Burgo, director of the East Falmouth Cape Verdean Museum. The ceremony will take place in the Grossman building cafeteria at 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable.