Writers in Paris 2016
This summer, live and write in Paris.
Writers in Paris students choose to focus on either poetry or fiction, 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.
Writers in Paris is open to eligible NYU and visiting (non-NYU) undergraduates. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2016. Please visit the NYU Summer Study Abroad page and click on "Apply Now" to find the application (which will be available as of December 1, 2015).
featuring former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic, ZZ Packer, Nathan Englander, Chris Adrian, Meghan O'Rourke, Jonathan Safran Foer and Darin Strauss.
2015 FACULTY MEMBERS
(Fiction) is the author of the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Knopf, Spring 2012). His short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post, as well as The O. Henry Prize Stories and numerous editions of The Best American Short Stories. Translated into more than a dozen languages, Englander was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He’s been a fellow at the Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and at The American Academy of Berlin. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Provisional Syllabus
| Utterly Monkey and Glover's Mistake, and three books of poems, Go Giants, To a Fault and On Purpose. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Provisional Syllabus (Poetry) Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, Nick Laird was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He is the author of the novels|
| (Fiction) is the author of the novels This Beautiful Life, a New York TimesNotable Book of 2011, A Day At The Beach, P.S., The Revisionist and Out Of Time, and the short story collection Not A Free Show. P.S. was also made into a feature film starring Laura Linney and was written by Helen Schulman & Dylan Kidd. She co-edited, along with Jill Bialosky, the anthology Wanting A Child. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in such places as Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ, The New York Times Book Review and The Paris Review. She is presently the Fiction Coordinator at The Writing Program at The New School where she is a tenured Professor of Writing. Provisional Syllabus|
|(Director) teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. Her third collection of poetry, The Uses of the Body, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered and named one of Twelve Favorite Poetry Books of 2015 by The New Yorker, a "Book We Can't Wait to Read" by Vogue, and in the top "8 New Books to Savor" by O Magazine. She is also the author of The Last Usable Hour (a Lannan Literary Selection from Copper Canyon Press) and Orchidelirium, which was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye to win the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Erotic Poems, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and her poems have been widely anthologized. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter.|
2016 PROGRAM INFORMATION
June 25-July 23, 2016
3:30pm-6:00pm: Alternating days of writing workshops and craft seminars (each student is assigned to both a workshop and a craft seminar and has the opportunity to study closely with two accomplished faculty members)
7:00pm/7:30pm: Nightly readings & talks by acclaimed guest writers and editors (see a sample readings & events calendar here)
8 Points of Undergraduate Credit
Open to eligible NYU and Non-NYU Students
Students register for one of the following courses, comprising a workshop and a craft seminar:
Writers in Paris: Fiction
Writers in Paris: Poetry
For questions about the application process, eligibility, costs, financial assistance and general study abroad:
For academic questions:
NYU Creative Writing Program