February 23, 2012

Paris Writers' Workshop

Do you have a novel or short story in progress (or the glimmer of an idea that keeps tugging at you to start typing)? Are you a poet looking for ways to shape and share your work? Are you an aspiring children's book writer, or do you have a memoir burning deep inside? Do you want to publish articles about people, places, and things that would interest a wide reading audience?

Whatever your passion, the 2012 Paris Writers' Workshop offers a creative week of practical guidance and inspiration, as well as real-world tools for the craft of writing, staying current in publishing trends, getting noticed ... and getting published.

Join us in Paris from June 24–29 for this exceptional opportunity. PWW is the longest running (22 years!) and most well-respected creative-writing workshop of its kind.

Here's what you'll experience during the week:

  • Morning small-group workshops with the writer-in-residence of your choice, depending on your genre. You'll work with this writer/group every morning, with discussions, writing exercises, and review/critique of your work in progress. 
  • Afternoon panels and workshops for the entire workshop community, focused on the tools of writing and paths to publishing (tools of the trade—a panel with our writers-in-residence, a step-by-step workshop to getting published, plot structure, eBooks, self-publishing, blogging/social media, creative nonfiction, and the role of the agent).
  • Private consultations with writing coaches and literary agents (sign up early, as these book up fast). 
  • Networking opportunities all week ... with receptions and readings to add to the fun of our PWW community. 

Samantha Chang
PWW is truly honored to have such an outstanding group of award-winning writers-in-residence this year. They not only have talent and command of the craft but also have a gift for teaching and years of experience in creative-writing workshops. They will provide you with the tools and guidance needed to shape your manuscripts and skills in practical and rewarding ways.

We welcome:
Samantha Chang (Novel)
Kate McMullan (Writing for Children/Young Adults)
Mimi Schwartz (Creative Nonfiction)
Kathleen Spivack (Poetry)
Christopher Tilghman (Craft of Fiction)

Christopher Tilghman
Find out more about their published work and experience by clicking here.

Our afternoon presentations offer the best of the Paris/New York/London writing communities. Come and hear Lorella Belli, Jami Bernard, Samantha Chang, Stephen Clarke, Sion Dayson, Mary Duncan, Gretel Furner, Terrance Gelenter, Adrian Leeds, Alexander Lobrano, Kate McMullan, Paul Schmidtberger, Mimi Schwartz, Kathleen Spivack, Christopher Tilghman, and Thirza Vallois. These presentations are free for workshop attendees and are also open to the public for a fee. For more information, click here.

Mimi Schwartz
Join the fun and meet writers from all over the world during this value-packed week. The workshop will be held this year at the American University of Paris (centrally located in the 7th arrondissement).

Find out more at www.pariswritersworkshop.org or email pww@wice-paris.org. The special discounted early bird rate is available until March 31, and the workshops are filling fast ... so don't delay.

(Please note that the PWW website does not work with some versions of Internet Explorer. We're sorry for this temporary inconvenience.)

Kate McMullan
Kathleen Spivack
We thank WICE and our sponsor OIC Books for their support of the Paris Writers' Workshop.

Posted by Meredith Mullins