PWU252 Paris Writers' Workshop: Novel (FULL)

  • 25 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • American University in Paris
  • 8


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Five-Day Workshop
The Novel Workshop is now full. Please call the WICE office if you wish to be put on a waiting list. Or, sign up for The Craft of Fiction workshop taught by the excellent teacher/writer Christopher Tilghman. 

Writer-in-Residence: Samantha Chang

Every novelist faces this challenge: to write a long story that will seduce, thrill, and ultimately satisfy readers enough that they will be compelled to finish it. In this workshop, we will develop ways to make readers fall in love with your book. The discussions will focus on techniques for creating magnetic characters, a compelling voice, and a satisfying narrative structure. We will discuss successful novels of the past and present, and explore the creative processes involved in writing long works. The workshop is designed for writers who have a full-length project underway.

Requirements: Submit in advance a manuscript of 12–20 pages. This excerpt should include a scene involving one of the novel’s main characters. Along with your excerpt, please include a one-page synopsis that contains the following information: a summary of the narrative arc, a description of where the attached pages fit within that framework, and a question that you’re currently facing as you contemplate your novel.

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? You may be able to join some events as a nonmember for a small fee which includes a 3-month membership. Please send an email to if you have questions. We look forward to talking with you.