WM072 Paris Vignettes

  • 07 Mar 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • 18 Apr 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • WICE Office
  • 6


  • Full course

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Mondays 7, 14, 21 March and 4, 11, 18 April 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: €165

This six-week writing workshop allows participants to hone their writing skills through the creation of vignettes: short scenes that focus on a moment, a character, an encounter, an experience, a mood or a place.

By understanding how to create vignettes, writers are able to aim for the essential of the experience, encounter, place, etc. that they're trying to capture.  In addition to the pleasure of writing them for their own sake, creating vignettes serves as a jumping off point for writing short stories, travel essays and longer fiction and non-fiction work.

Though the emphasis of this workshop will be on non-fiction vignettes of up to 1,000 words, participants will learn the importance of scene work that will then enhance their writing of longer works of fiction, non-fiction and memoir as well as unique travel blogs.

Participants will complete one vignette per week, most of which will be discussed during the workshop.  Paris Vignettes Part I is not a pre-requisite for the course though some writing experience (in any form) is desirable. Nevertheless, new writers are welcome!

About the Instructor

Gary Lee Kraut is the editor of the online travel and culture magazine France Revisited and the author of guidebooks, articles, essays, short stories, and op-ed pieces concerning travel, culture, cross-culture and expatriate life.  He has taught creative writing and travel writing and has lectured extensively in the United States and France.

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