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PWU253 Master Class Lyric Poetry/Poetic Prose

  • 25 Jun 2018
  • 29 Jun 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 25 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 26 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 27 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 28 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • 29 Jun 2018, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
  • 6

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Let your work be inspired by Paris, City of Light. Be a part of the flowering of poetry and poetic prose that is taking place world-wide.


We’ll write about immediate subjects as well as the world around us. Memory, culture, art, history, love, friendship, family, nature, the environment, the other: these are just a few of the factors that affect us. We’ll work on shaping your writing: art and technique; the conversation between words and silences. We’ll work on how to communicate your words, both on the page, and on the stage. Please consult the PWW web site for information on manuscript submission guidelines.


Kathleen Spivack will offer writing prompts designed to encourage you to write more deeply, more authentically than you ever thought you could. If you already have a project you are working on you’re welcome to bring it. Kathleen Spivack has been a visiting professor of American Literature/Creative Writing (one semester annually) in France since 1990. She has held posts at the University of Paris VII-VIII, the University of Francoise Rabelais, Tours, the University of Versailles, and at the Ecole Superieure (Polytechnique). She was a Fulbright Senior Artist/Professor in Creative Writing in France (1993-95). Her poetry has been featured at festivals in France and in the U.S. She reads and performs in theatres, and she also works with composers. Her song cycles and longer pieces have been performed worldwide.She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; Bunting Institute; two Radcliffe Institute fellowships; Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities; the Fulbright Commission and others. A Discovery winner, she has held residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, Ragdale, Karolyi, and the American Academy in Rome. Some Recent prizes include: Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award 2010, the 2010 Erica Mumford Award, the 2010 Paumanok Award, Solas/Best Travel Writing Awards, and others.



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