2015 Paris Writing Workshop Schedule

Each student will participate in one fiction/poetry workshop pod (group A, B, C, or D) and one nonfiction workshop pod (group W, X, Y, or Z) in the second half of the month; details and clarifications to come at orientation. One-on-one conferences by appointment; all events subject to slight changes.

Wednesday, July 1st

9:00 to 18:00: Check in at the Paris American Academy office, 275 rue St. Jacques. Participants move into apartments and/or school housing, with directions and assistance from the PAA office and Program Fellows.

Thursday, July 2nd

9:30 - 10:00: General welcome in Schola Cantorum, 269 rue St. Jacques
10:00 - 12:00: Writing workshop orientation in Vincent D'Indy room (Schola Cantorum)
13:00 - 14:00: Welcome lunch, American Academy garden
14:00 - 16:00: Fellows orientation (PAA Fellows only), with Leslie Jamison
19:00 - 21:00: All-student soiree, Location TBA

Friday, July 3rd

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Rolf Potts, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Introduction to workshopping, with John Biguenet and Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: "Market French" lesson and excursion (optional), with Peter Carman, PAA Basement

Saturday, July 4th

10:00 - 12:00: Nonfiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows (optional), Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Fiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows (optional), Location TBA
15:00 - 17:00: Poetry peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows (optional), Location TBA
17:00 - 19:00: Hemingway walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:00 - 22:00: Social soiree at Cafe Select (optional), after the Hemingway walk

Sunday, July 5th

11:00 - 13:00: Paris Latin Quarter walk (optional), with John and Marsha Biguenet, meet in the PAA garden
14:00 - 18:00: Paris city bus tour (optional), leaving from the Pavilion, Val de Grace

Monday, July 6th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Leslie Jamison, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Paris Journal, with Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB, 270 rue St. Jacques
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Faculty/Fellows reading at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 7th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Dinah Lenney, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Potts, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Spoken word workshop, with Lenney, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Wednesday, July 8th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Biguenet, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Function Follows Form: Why Genre Matters," with Biguenet, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations TBA

Thursday, July 9th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Potts, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Screenwriting and playwriting seminar, with Biguenet and Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Friday, July 10th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Biguenet, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "The Joy of Influence: Looking to Art for Inspiration," with Lenney, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Saturday, July 11th

10:00 - 12:00: Nonfiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Fiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows, Location TBA
15:00 - 17:30: Cimetière du Montparnasse walk, with PAA Fellows
18:00 - 22:00: Social soiree, picnic next to the Fontaine l’Observatoire

Monday, July 13th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Lenney, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Biguenet, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Revision as Creation, Editing as Art," with Jamison, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #1, at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 14th

Bastille Day: No classes

Wednesday, July 15th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Jamison, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations TBA
15:00 - 17:00: French culture seminar and wine-tasting, with Peter Carman (optional), PAA basement

Thursday, July 16th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group W), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group X), Mines Salle C
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Y), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Z), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Friday, July 17th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group A), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group B), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Rue St. Jacques walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:00 - 22:00: Ile St. Louis Seine soiree, with PAA Fellows Location TBA

Weekend: July 18th - 19th

Open weekend to travel and/or work on writing projects

Monday, July 20th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group W), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group X), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Y), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Z), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #2 at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 21st

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group A), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group B), Mines Salle C
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Lenney, at Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A

Wednesday, July 22nd

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group W), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group X), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Y), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, Potts (Group Z), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations TBA

Thursday, July 23rd

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group A), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group B), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A

Friday, July 24th

10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: End-of-month social soiree and talent show (optional), at Café Universel

Weekend: July 25th - 26th

Open weekend to travel and/or work on writing projects

Monday, July 27th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group W), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group X), Mines Salle C
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Y), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, Potts (Group Z), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #3 at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 28th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group A), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group B), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D), Mines Salle C
15:00 - 17:00: Submissions and publications panel (all teachers, all students), Mines Salle AB
18:00 - 19:00: Farewell banquet, American Academy garden
20:00 - 24:00: Farewell soiree, near Quai Saint-Bernard, on the Seine

Wednesday, July 29th

9:00 to 18:00: Student housing check-out

Friday, July 31st

24:00: Writing portfolios due (via email)


To start the application process, send an email to: info@pariswritingworkshop.com