2014 Paris American Academy Writing Workshop Schedule

Each student will participate in one nonfiction cohort (group A or B) and one fiction/poetry cohort (group C or D) 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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)
12:00 - 13:00: Welcome lunch, American Academy garden
14:00 - 16:00: Fellows orientation (PAA Fellows only), with Leslie Jamison and Rolf Potts
17:00 - 19:00: Faculty reading at Café Universel, 267 rue St. Jacques

Thursday, 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: Paris Journal, with Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB, 270 rue St. Jacques
15:00 - 17:00: "Market French" lesson and excursion to Rue Mouffetard (optional), with Peter Carman, 1st-floor PAA

Friday, July 4th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Leslie Jamison, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Introduction to workshopping, with John Biguenet and Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with Program Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
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

Saturday, July 5th

10:00 - 12:00: Nonfiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Fiction peer-workshops, PAA Fellows, Location TBA
15:00 - 17:00: Poetry peer-workshops, PAA Fellows, Location TBA

Sunday, July 6th

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 7th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Dinah Lenney, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Spoken word workshop, with Dinah Lenney and Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations to be announced by email

Tuesday, July 8th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Biguenet, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Lenney, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Function Follows Form: Why Genre Matters," with Biguenet, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Wednesday, July 9th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction, with Potts, Vincent D'Indy room
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
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #1 at Café Universel

Thursday, 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: 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 11th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Jamison, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Revision as Creation, Editing as Art," with Jamison Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 16:00: Guest lecture: Visiting poet Stuart Dischell on surrealist poetry in Paris, Atelier 282A
16:00 - 19:00: Cimetière du Montparnasse walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:00 - 22:00: Social soiree, with PAA Fellows Location TBA

Saturday, July 12th

10:00 - 12:00: Nonfiction peer-workshops, with PAA Fellows, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Fiction peer-workshops, PAA Fellows, Location TBA
15:00 - 17:00: Poetry peer-workshops, PAA Fellows, Location TBA

Monday, July 14th

Bastille Day: No classes

Tuesday, July 15th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Lenney, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Potts, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations to be announced by email
15:00 - 17:00: French culture seminar and wine-tasting, with Peter Carman (optional), PAA basement

Wednesday, July 16th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C.1), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D.1), Atelier 282B
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #2 at Café Universel

Thursday, July 17th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group A.1), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group B.1), Atelier 282B
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group A.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group B.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Friday, July 18th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C.1), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D.1), Atelier 282B
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group C.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Paris city walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:00 - 22:00: Social soiree, with PAA Fellows Location TBA

Weekend: July 19th - 20th

Open weekend to travel and/or work on writing projects

Monday, July 21st

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group A.1), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group B.1), Atelier 282B
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Biguenet, at Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group A.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group B.2), Atelier 282A
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows, locations TBA by email

Tuesday, July 22nd

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C.1), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D.1), Atelier 282B
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A

Wednesday, July 23rd

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group A.1), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group B.1), Atelier 282B
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Jamison, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group A.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, Potts (Group B.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student reading #3 at Café Universel

Thursday, July 24th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C.1), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D.1), Atelier 282B
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Jamison (Group D.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows, Atelier 282A

Friday, July 25th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group A.1), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group B.1), Atelier 282B
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group A.2), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, Potts (Group B.2), Atelier 282B
15:00 - 17:00: Submissions and publications panel (all teachers, all students), Mines Salle AB

Saturday, July 26th

18:00 - 19:00: Farewell banquet, American Academy garden
20:00 - 24:00: Farewell soiree, near Quai Saint-Bernard, on the Seine

Sunday, July 27th

Open day to travel, relax, or finish writing projects

Monday, July 28th

PAA writing labs available all day
9:00 to 18:00: Early housing check-out

Tuesday, July 29th

9:00 to 18:00: All remaining students check out of housing

Wednesday, July 31st

24:00: Writing portfolios due (via email)


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