March 15, 2016

Paris Writers’ Workshop 2016

People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris. - Roman Payne

Are you playing with an idea for a novel or a short story? Do you want to find new ways to develop your work and find your voice as a writer? Are you a poet looking for ways to shape your work? Are you wondering how to get published and want to know what opportunities are out there and how you can make your work stand out?

Whatever your focus, the 2016 Paris Writers' Workshop offers a creative week of practical guidance and inspiration, as well as real-world tools for the craft of writing, finding your voice and ultimately getting published. Join us in Paris from June 26–July 1 for this exceptional opportunity.

What you can expect from PWW 2016:

● 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, including a 20 minute individual consultation with the course instructor.

● Afternoon panel focused on publishing.

● Private consultations with literary agents offering guidance on becoming a published author (sign up early, as these fill up fast on a first-come, first-served basis).

● Social and networking opportunities throughout the week with author and student readings, a guided literary walk through the heart of Paris, and the literary dinner in a traditional french brasserie.

PWW 2016 is honored to have an outstanding group of award-winning and bestselling writers-in-residence this year. The faculty for PWW 2016 includes an exciting mix of new and returning instructors, who will provide you with the tools and guidance needed to shape your manuscripts and skills in practical and rewarding ways.

This year, PWW 2016 is delighted to welcome:
■ Ayana Mathis (Writing Novels)
■ Nahid Rachlin (Writing Short Stories and Novellas)
■ Marilyn Hacker (Writing Poetry)
■ Michelle Huneven (Writing Creative Nonfiction)

You can find out more about their published work and experience by clicking here.

The Paris Writers’ Workshop is the longest-running creative writing workshop of its kind. The workshop will be held at the Paris UNESCO headquarters this year. New and established writers are invited to join our international community of writers.

You can find out more at or email The special discounted early-bird rate is available until March 31, and the workshops, open to non-WICE members as well, are filling fast ... so don't delay.