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Find Your Voice In France With Writing Workshops Paris

Find Your Voice In France With Writing Workshops Paris

by Writing Workshops Org Admin

10 months ago


Blog

Find Your Voice In France With Writing Workshops Paris

by Writing Workshops Org Admin

10 months ago


Find Your Voice In France With Writing Workshops Paris

Come Write with us in the City of Light This Summer

Next July, don't just go visit Paris – go be inspired by it, and become a better, more impassioned writer. And don't go alone – let the accomplished faculty of Writing Workshops Paris be your guides! 

Writing Workshops Paris brings together fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers for an intensive week of workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one conferences, and in-depth discussions on the craft and business of writing. Paris has provided the inspiration and the climate for a legion of great writers. Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and so many of the famed authors of the “lost generation” found that Paris energized and impassioned them to create their renowned masterpieces. Just like countless other writers throughout history and from all corners of the world, you, too, may find the spark you need to ignite your genius or compel you to get to THE END of your work-in-progress.

Writing Workshops Paris has a staff of accomplished, professional writers who will help you make the most of your visit to a city famous for its art and culture. Our program is inclusive, intentionally small, and takes place in the middle of Literary Paris, rich with history and inspiration. 

Our workshops are open to writers who want to strengthen their voice, develop a greater understanding of craft, and forge a path to publication along the way. We take your writing seriously and place the highest importance on teaching the craft of writing so that students can produce meaningful and memorable work that has the opportunity to find a readership beyond the workshop. Our mission is to bring your writing out of the wilderness and into community, and for a week every summer we think there is no better place to do this than in the heart of Paris, France.

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And we are thrilled to announce our award-winning faculty for Summer 2020:

FICTION: Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novel 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS and the collection SAFE AS HOUSES and was the 2017 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland. Her work has received The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, The Mississippi Review Story Prize, and has twice been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She teaches at NYU, The New School, and Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM, and lives in Brooklyn, where she was the Associate Editor for One Story and Catapult. In Spring 2020 she will be the Distinguished Kittredge Visiting Writer at the University of Montana. Her third book, PARAKEET, is forthcoming from FSG in Spring 2020.

NONFICTION: Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collections I’LL TELL YOU IN PERSON and LEGS GET LED ASTRAY, as well as the critically acclaimed novella, WOMEN. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, Vice, Salon, Longreads, Nylon, and half a dozen anthologies including Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC and Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Her essay "Hungry Ghost" was listed as Notable in Best American Non-required Reading 2016. She teaches creative nonfiction writing at Catapult in NYC and online, and hosts seasonal writing retreats which were recently mentioned in The New York Times. Chloe lives in Hudson, NY.

POETRY: Sandra Lim is the author of THE WILDERNESS (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, LOVELIEST GROTESQUE (Kore Press, 2006). A 2015 Pushcart Prize winner, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Baffler, jubilat, Boston Review, VOLT, Literary Imagination, and The New York Times. Her poems and essays are featured in the anthologies The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses (Knopf, 2016) and The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice (Pleaides Press, 2017). Lim was born in Seoul, Korea, and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Join these accomplished, dedicated professional writers as they immerse you in the comfort and inspiration of six days and five nights at the 4-star Hotel Belloy, situated right in the beating heart of Literary Paris, only minutes from the famed Jardin du Luxembourg.

For further details on the program, limited class sizes, costs and other activities included and offered, as well as information on the Hotel Belloy, go to our website.

Space is limited, so bookmark your calendar for when applications open on January 6, 2020!

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