Paris Write Up – Enliven Your Creative Genius
Bask in the history of a literary landmark – and leave behind some of your own creative mojo – in a generative writing workshop at Shakespeare and Company. On the first Sunday of every month at 12h30 – 14h30, in this monthly gathering of writers facilitated by Shannon Cain, we generate new material, share our shitty first drafts, and learn about the craft. Profiting from writing prompts, readings that inspire, and the fellowship of other writers, participants will leave with new ideas, new energy, and new pages. 5€ donation.
Workshop 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The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, won the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the largest cash award in the U.S. for an unpublished collection of stories.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 clientspublished 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.