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PWL055 Creative Non Fiction Masterclass

  • 05 Jul 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2020
  • Forum 104, 104 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
  • 11



Creative Non-Fiction Masterclass - Lise Funderburg

Creative Non-Fiction celebrate curiosity, observation, prejudice, and other idiosyncrasies of the human condition. They use the techniques of literary fiction and journalism in service of compelling real-life stories. In this intensive workshop, participants will write and revise and then write and revise some more. Find your material in the city that surrounds you; the questions and answers you've stumbled across; the way life has surprised you, perplexed you, or maybe just tickled you pink. In addition to writing and workshopping, we will use exercises and readings to address issues such as narrative tension, transitions, character development, dialogue, point of view, imagery, and metaphor, and personal voice.

Expert workshop classes will be held at Forum 104 and one class at WICE (classes in the morning and readings, talks and panel discussions in the afternoon and evening).

Additional literary agent consultations will be available for 75 Euros during the week, booking details can be found here (PWL059 Agent Consultation). If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL05X Paris Writers Workshop Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 55 euros per person.

Early bird prices are available until 15 May 2020

If the PWW is conducted at distance registrants shall benefit from a 15% reduction in price

Special Instructions: Please send a 12 point font, double-spaced, 15 pages of your own work for peer and instructor feedback between 01 June and 30 June 2020, with a paragraph about your reasons for taking the course and what you expect from it, to: pww@wice-paris.org, with a copy to Dimitri Keramitas (Director of the Paris Writers Workshop and WICE Creative Writing Program) at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. The material will be forwarded to the instructor.

About the Author: Lise Funderburg is a writer based in Philadelphia. She studied at Reed College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, National Geographic, Garden Design, Cleaver, The Chattahooochee Review, and Prevention. Her latest book is the bestselling social history/memoir, Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home. In addition to literature fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation, and James Thurber House, she has been awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Colony, MacDowell Colony, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Lise teaches Creative Nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University MFA Program.

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