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PARIS WRITERS WORKSHOP - Registration and fees

Fees

The fee for the Paris Writers Workshop 2018 is 800 euros, with a reduction in price to 750 euros for those who register before May.  This amount includes the Master Classes, panel discussions and readings.  An additional fee is required for the agent consultations and the literary dinner.

The winner of the PWW writing competition will receive a scholarship of 50% off the tuition cost.

Registration

Please click on the links below to be automatically redirected to the registration page of each course.

Registration may also be completed by telephone at 00 33 1 45 66 75 50 (outside France) or 01 45 66 75 50 (in France).  WICE office hours are 10:00 – 15:00.


Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
    • 0
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    Samantha Lan Chang will address issues of voice, point of view, lines of tension and plot in the novel. With a flexible approach combining lecture, guided discussion, analysis of excerpts by both masters and workshoppers we will explore novel-writing in all its complexity, in a spirit of mutual support. Each participant will also  have  a private session relating to their manuscript. Please consult the PWW web site for information on manuscript submission guidelines.

    Lan Samantha Chang is the author of two novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and Inheritance, and a collection of short fiction, Hunger.  Hunger was a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Award and the winner of the Southern Review Fiction Prize.  Inheritance won the PEN/Beyond Margins Prize for the Novel.  Samantha’s short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Best American Short Stories. She received fellowships from the American Library in Paris, the Radcliffe Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.  She has taught fiction writing at Stanford University, where she was a Stegner Fellow, and at the MFA Program for Writing at Warren Wilson College.  She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing and Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
    • 10
    Register

    Short stories can be just about anything, but how do you make yours stand out? This workshop will help aspiring and experienced writers shape and refine their fiction according to their own vision, with emphasis on character, plot, structure and style. We will explore the principles of storytelling through writing exercises, discuss the work submitted, and analyze some of the best examples of the genre.  Please consult the PWW web site for information on manuscript submission guidelines.

    Alecia McKenzie is an award-winning short-story writer and novelist. Her first book Satellite City and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes, and she was shortlisted for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, when 22 stories from around the world were selected from a record 4,000 submissions. Born in Jamaica, she has lived in Asia and Europe, and is now based in Paris. She is also a professional journalist and accomplished painter, and edits SWAN, a website devoted to art and culture.

    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
    • 8
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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.



    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
    • 7
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    Creative nonfiction essays, at best, celebrate curiosity, observation, prejudice, and other idiosyncrasies of the human condition. They use the literary techniques of fiction and the reporting strategies of journalism in service of compelling real-life stories. In this workshop-style class students will write and revise and then write and revise some more. longer essays and a handful of shorter ones. Please consult the PWW web site for information on manuscript submission guidelines.

    Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in the The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salon, The Nation, National Geographic, Garden Design, Cleaver, The Chattahooochee Review, and Prevention. Her latest book is the bestselling social history/memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home (Free Press, 2008). She has been awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Colony, MacDowell Colony, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Awards include a Window of Opportunity Grant from The Leeway Foundation and a 2003 Nonfiction Literature Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In addition to teaching Creative Nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Funderburg also teaches in the Rutgers University-Camden MFA Program.


    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    • Forum 104, 104 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris: metros Saint Placide, Montparnasse, and Duroc
    • 11
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    You will spend 20 minutes discussing your writing project with the agent. Please submit a 10-page manuscript excerpt (stand-alone, such as a chapter) in advance, preferably no later than 15 June. Please consult the PWW web site for information on manuscript submission guidelines.



    April Eberhardt is a literary change agent and author advocate passionate about helping authors be published in the most effective and satisfying way. After 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, Ms. Eberhardt joined the literary world, where she saw a strategic opportunity to play a role in the changing world of publishing. Ms. Eberhardt advises and assists authors worldwide, as they choose the best pathway to publication for their work, be it indie or traditional, digital or print, and serves as a consultant to new publishing startups.


    April holds an MBA from Boston University in Marketing and Finance, a BA from Hamilton (Kirkland) College in Anthropology and French, and a CPLF degree from the University of Paris. She divides her time between San Francisco, New York and Paris.



    Mark Kessler has been an agent at Susanna Lea Associates since 2002. With offices in Paris, New York, and London, our aim is to work in close collaboration with authors and publishers in order to maximize the potential of each project both domestically and in translation – in print, audio and electronic media -- and, when applicable, for film. The defining characteristics of our list are: authors and projects that have potential on an international level; and a small and eclectic choice of projects, focusing on a select number of projects rather than spread our energies thin. Among the authors that Susanna Lea Associates work with are France’s bestselling novelist Marc Levy, the former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt, philosopher Tzvetan Todorov, the authors behind “How to be Parisian,” or novelists Louisa Hall, Violaine Huisman and Adam Ross.


    After studying comparative literature at NYU, Mark worked in contracts and royalties for the French Publishers Agency in New York.  in foreign rights at Editions Robert Laffont in Paris, and as a literary scout in New York at Maria Campbell Associates.


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