The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer
in Paris Writing Retreat will take place July 25-30, 2018 in Paris, France. The retreat offers participating writers of
all genres and levels to work alongside award-winning authors and editors. Participating writers will hone their craft
and expand their writing skills, while working on new or existing projects.
There will also be time to explore the
city of Paris in all of its historical, literary, and romantic charm. Situated in heart of Paris’ Montparnasse
neighborhood, amongst the fresh and popular open air markets and charming
boutiques, the hotel stay is full of Parisian charm and our classes will take place in a beautiful Moroccan themed room that opens to a courtyard that can also be used by our writers.
Retreat activities will include craft of
writing seminars and creative writing workshops, literary tours of Paris. If you’re serious about writing and want to
soak in some exquisite French culture this summer, join our retreat in Paris! Tuition
is $3250, which includes lodging in
central Paris, daily creative writing workshops and writing seminars, manuscript consultations, daily breakfast, and a walking tour of "literary" Paris.
Faculty includes internationally renowned author and writing coach Kathleen Spivack
(fiction, poetry, nonfiction), Kristina Marie Darling
(poetry, publishing, nonfiction) Diana Norma Szokolyai
(poetry, nonfiction), Rita Banerjee
(poetry, nonfiction, fiction).
If you’d like to join us in Paris,
please apply online by May 15, 2018
, and include $10 application screening fee and a 5-10 page
writing sample of poetry or prose
. Please also include the following in your cover letter:
1. Full Legal Name
2. Contact & Address
3. Age & Nationality
4. Prior creative writing experience and publications
5. Creative writing goals for the retreat
6. Short one paragraph biography
7. Contact of Two Personal References (Name, Email, Address, Phone, Relationship to Applicant)
(Due to limited seats, early applications are encouraged, but
check for rolling admission after deadline, depending on availability). More
information available at cww.nyc
What Happens After I apply?
Once you apply, you can expect to hear from us within 7-10 days and know whether you were accepted into the program. Once you are accepted, you will receive a welcome packet with detailed information regarding the program.
What is the process of paying tuition?
Once you are accepted into the program, you will need to pay a 30% tuition deposit to hold your seat within 3-5 days of acceptance. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of tuition will be due by May 20, 2018. Our standard and preferred method of payment is PayPal invoice, which does have a service fee. You can also mail us a check to:
Cambridge Writers' Workshop, Inc.
PO Box 380482
Cambridge, MA 02238 USA
What is included in tuition?
- lodging in central Paris
- daily breakfast
- creative writing workshops
- craft of writing seminars
- manuscript consultation
- a literary walking tour Paris
- a celebratory meet-&-greet dinner with faculty
Where will the program be held?
The program will be held at Hôtel Denfert-Montparnasse (http://www.hotel-denfert-montparnasse.com), 70 rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France.
What if the deadline has passed? Can I still apply?
Sometimes, we do have seats open after our deadlines have passed. Please apply or just email us directly at directors[at]cambridgewritersworkshop.org to check whether there is still availability.