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WU271 PWW Novel Master Class: The Anatomy of the Novel

  • 27 Jun 2022
  • 01 Jul 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 27 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 28 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 29 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 30 Jun 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • 01 Jul 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (CEST)
  • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
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Please note that the Novel master class is now full, but places are still available for the Short Story, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction master classes.

In this course, we will consider the different parts of the novel in isolation, drawing on examples from published work, and playing with ideas and methods with daily writing exercises. We will also critique short excerpts from each participant's novel-in-progress, not in the traditional workshop mode, as it makes little sense to attempt to speak about so few pages of a novel still in development, but with a series of thought-provoking questions designed to reconcile the artist and their work, and to situate the work in the writer's larger oeuvre.

Requirements: Excerpts will be ten pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, with normal margins. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022 to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. Instructions about how to workshop will be discussed in full on the first day of the course.

Lauren Groff is the author of six books, most recently MATRIX, FLORIDA, and FATES AND FURIES, all of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her short fiction has appeared frequently in The New Yorker, has won the Story Prize, and has appeared five times in the Best American Short Stories anthology. Her work has been published in thirty-five languages. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.


The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

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