PWU254 Paris Writers' Workshop: The Craft of Fiction (FULL)

  • 25 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • American University in Paris
  • 11


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Five-Day Workshop

Writer-in-Residence: Christopher Tilghman

Those fortunate enough to join The Craft of Fiction Workshop will work with Christopher Tilghman, a truly gifted writer and teacher, to strengthen their mastery of the techniques of fiction and to apply these techniques toward creating narrative tension, drive, and beauty. 

We will investigate the dynamics of the story form and examine how a short story or novel achieves an elusive quality of "storyness." Workshop sessions will focus on discussion of the stories or novel excerpts submitted in advance by participants and of brief supplementary readings. Optional exercises completed outside of class will help participants understand and use a range of techniques in such discrete areas as plot structure, dialogue, dramatizing thought and consciousness, and description. Handouts on these and other techniques will help each participant continue to progress long after the workshop is completed.

Requirements: Submit in advance a completed short story or novel excerpt/chapter, 10-20 pages.

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.