Writers in Paris 2024
Writers in Paris (May 24, 2024 - June 22, 2024) students choose to focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, and attend daily writing workshops, craft seminars, and literary readings and events. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. For example, poets might visit the Louvre to write ekphrastic poems or create Parisian street sonnets by taking a 14-block walk of the St. Denis area, where François Villon lived, and generating a line of poetry per block. Fiction writers might study dialogue by listening for overheard speech at a sidewalk café or learn about description and setting by writing a story set in the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked.
Recent visiting writers and editors include Kaveh Akbar, Charles Bock, Anne Carson, Sandra Cisneros, Lydia Davis, Mariana Enríquez, Nick Flynn, Terrance Hayes, Aleksandar Hemon, Edward Hirsch, Ann Hood, Marie Howe, Leslie Jamison, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Rachel Kushner, Nick Laird, Ben Lerner, David Lipsky, Valeria Luiselli, David Mitchell, Nadifa Mohamed, Paul Muldoon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Claudia Rankine, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Taiye Selasi, Kamila Shamsie, Brenda Shaughnessy, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Zadie Smith, Hannah Tinti, Craig Morgan Teicher, and Ocean Vuong, among many others.
Writers in Paris is open to eligible NYU and visiting (non-NYU) undergraduates: The application will go live on December 1, 2023.
Priority Admissions Deadline: February 1, 2024
General Admissions Deadline: March 1, 2024
Rolling Admissions: through April 2024 (if spaces remain available!)
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