2016 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.

Friday, 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.

Saturday, 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 Laura van den Berg, Atelier 282A
19:00 - 21:00: All-student soiree, Location TBA

Sunday, July 3rd

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 4th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Rolf Potts, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with van den Berg, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Paris Journal, with Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Faculty reading at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 5th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Laura van den Berg, Vincent D'Indy room
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 6th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Dinah Lenney, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Introduction to workshopping, with John Biguenet and Rolf Potts, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Thursday, July 7th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Biguenet, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:40: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with van den Berg, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Function Follows Form: Why Genre Matters," with Biguenet, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: "Market French" lesson and excursion (optional), with PAA Fellows, Meet in the PA Garden

Friday, July 8th

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
17:30 - 19:30: Hemingway walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:30 - 22:00: Seine riverside soiree (optional), after the Hemingway walk

Weekend: July 9th - 10th

Open weekend to travel and/or work on writing projects

Monday, July 11th

10:00 - 12:00: Creative Nonfiction class, with Potts, Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with van den Berg, 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
17:00 - 19:00: Student & Fellows reading #1, at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 12th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with Biguenet, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Presentation: "Unanswered Questions: Mystery in Fiction," with van den Berg, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: French culture seminar and wine-tasting, with Peter Carman (optional), PAA basement

Wednesday, 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: "Flash Essays, Memoir, and Hybrid Forms," with Lenney, Mines Salle AB
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Thursday, July 14th

Bastille Day: No classes

Friday, July 15th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions class, with van den Berg, Vincent D'Indy room
13:00 - 15:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations TBA

Saturday, July 16th

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
15:30 - 17:30: Cimetière du Montparnasse walk, with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
18:00 - 21:00: Social soiree, champagne picnic next to the Fontaine l’Observatoire (optional)

Monday, July 18th

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), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with van den Berg, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Y), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Z), Atelier 282A
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student & Fellows reading #2, at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 19th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group A), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group B), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group D), Atelier 282A
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A

Wednesday, 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 Lenny (Group X), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Y), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Z), Atelier 282A
15:00 - 17:00: Journal small-groups meet, with PAA Fellows (optional), Locations TBA

Thursday, July 21st

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group A), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group B), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Lenney, at Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group C), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group D), Atelier 282A
15:00 - 17:00: Writing Lab, with PAA Fellows (optional), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Social soiree and talent show (optional), at Café Universel

Friday, July 22nd

17:00 - 19:30: Montmartre walk with PAA Fellows (optional), meet in the PAA garden
19:30 - 21:00: Social Soiree in Montmartre, Location TBA on FB group

Weekend: July 23rd - 24th

Open weekend to travel and/or work on writing projects

Monday, July 25th

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), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with van den Berg, Powell’s apt
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Y), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Z), Atelier 282A
17:00 - 19:00: Student & Fellows reading #3, at Café Universel

Tuesday, July 26th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, van den Berg (Group A), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with with Biguenet (Group B), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group C), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with with Biguenet (Group D), Atelier 282A

Wednesday, July 27th

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), Atelier 282A
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Lenney (Group Y), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Creative Nonfiction workshop, with Potts (Group Z), Atelier 282A

Thursday, July 28th

10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group A), Vincent D'Indy room
10:00 - 12:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group B), Atelier 282A
10:00 - 12:00: Fellows workshop (PAA Fellows only), with Potts, Location TBA
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with van den Berg (Group C), Mines Salle C
13:00 - 15:00: Literary Fictions workshop, with Biguenet (Group D), Atelier 282A
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

Friday, July 29th

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

Sunday, July 31st

24:00: Writing portfolios due (via email)


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