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NEW! – The Paris Master Class Workshop

NEW! – The Paris Master Class Workshop

Paris Lit Up is happy to welcome a new writing workshop to the City of Light: The Paris Master Class Workshop hosted by award-winning writer Shannon Cain!

A weekly graduate-level workshop for writers of prose: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, autofiction, essays, etcetera. Free of charge. Membership by application. Every Wednesday evening starting July 23, 2014.

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  • Drop in. No reservation necessary, as long as you’ve been invited to participate.
  • Earn your critique. To have your piece workshopped, first respond to three stories by others.
  • Special Guests. Expect surprise appearances by celebrated visiting writers.
  • You don’t live in Paris? If you’re planning a visit to the city, you can earn your critique in advance. Ask for details.

We workshop short stories, essays, flash fictions, chapters from novels & memoirs; anything proselike and written in English. The workshop is free of charge. Sessions are 90 minutes in length. Participants submit their work in advance via Dropbox; everyone is expected to come prepared.

To Apply
Send about 10 pages of something you’ve written recently to Workshop location and other important details will be provided upon acceptance.

Shannon CainWorkshop facilitator Shannon Cain has taught fiction writing at the University of Leipzig, the University of Arizona, Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Arizona State University, and most recently as a core faculty member in the MFA program at Bennington College. In 2012 she organized The Santa Rita Writers’ Workshop. Her first book, The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, won the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the largest cash award in the U.S. for an unpublished collection of stories. Her work also has been awarded the O. Henry Prize, two Pushcarts, and a fellowship from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. In 2014, the French government awarded her a 3-year Skills and Talents visa in the arts. This workshop is an expression of gratitude for that honor. In 2013 and 2014, Shannon’s current and former clients published six books; placed twenty-three stories or poems in literary journals; won four national writing contests, were accepted into two MFA programs, and completed one postgraduate fellowship.

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