This summer, live and write in Paris.
Writers in Paris (Summer 2021 dates forthcoming) 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 Charles Bock, Dan Chiasson, Lydia Davis, Mariana Enríquez, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nick Flynn, 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, 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 priority application deadline is February 1, 2020, and the general application deadline is March 1, 2020. The final application deadline is April 15, 2020. Please visit the NYU Summer Study Abroad page and check back for updates regarding the application launch.
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