PWU251 Paris Writers' Workshop: Writing True—The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (FULL)

  • 25 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • American University in Paris
  • 13


  • If registering and paying for multiple people, please enter details in guest box on registration form.
Five-Day Workshop

Writer-in-Residence: Mimi Schwartz

The workshop will explore the possibilities of creative nonfiction for seasoned and novice writers alike. Using springboard exercises to write, share, and discuss, we will consider: What do we mean by creative nonfiction (as opposed to fiction or bread-and-butter nonfiction)? Why write it? What are the ground rules for combining memory, voice, research, and imagination into one story? What’s emotional vs. factual truth? What aesthetic and ethical issues are involved in telling true stories in narrative form?

Requirements: Submit in advance 10-20 pages of work in progress (nothing finished) to use as springboards for new discoveries and one-on-one conferencing. 

Note: This is a five-day workshop running from 25 to 29 June, 2012. A program of afternoon lectures is included in the price of your workshop and there is no need to register for these separately on this website.

Your registration also entitles you to a one-to-one consultation with your workshop faculty member, included in your workshop registration. If you wish to take advantage of further consultations (with a literary agent or to prepare your "pitch" for meeting with the agents), these can be booked from the list on this website. 

If you wish to attend the Literary Dinner, please reserve your place by clicking here.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? Please send an email to We look forward to talking with you.