Writers in Paris 2017
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.
Recent visiting writers and editors include Charles Bock, Dan Chiasson, Edwidge Danticat, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Lydia Davis, Percival Everett, Jonathan Safran Foer, Linda Gregerson, Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Ann Hood, Marie Howe, Ishion Hutchinson, Leslie Jamison, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgård, Rachel Kushner, Ben Lerner, David Lipsky, Valeria Luiselli, Dinaw Mengestu, Paul Muldoon, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Claudia Rankine, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Taiye Selasi, Danzy Senna, Brenda Shaughnessy, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Craig Morgan Teicher, Hannah Tinti, Ocean Vuong, and Rachel Zucker, among many others.
Writers in Paris is open to eligible NYU and visiting (non-NYU) undergraduates. The general application deadline is March 1, 2017. Rolling admissions will continue through April 15, 2017. 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, 2016).
featuring former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic, ZZ Packer, Nathan Englander, Chris Adrian, Meghan O'Rourke, Jonathan Safran Foer and Darin Strauss.
2017 FACULTY MEMBERS
(Creative Nonfiction), writer and literary critic, was the editor of the literary magazine Granta, until 2013 as well as the former president of the National Book Critics Circle. He is an executive editor at the Literary Hub. His writing has appeared in almost 200 English-language publications around the world, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox (Scribner, 2009), and, most recently, How to Read a Novelist (FSG, 2013). He is the founding editor of Freeman's, a new biannual literary journal.
(Fiction) is a critic and novelist living in New York City. She is the author of Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. Her newest novel, A Separation, was published in February 2017. A recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Kitamura has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Grana, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and is a regular contributor to Frieze.
| (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.|
|(Director) is the author of three collections of poetry: The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her other awards include a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the US Department of Education and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and included on "Best of 2015" lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. A Spanish edition is forthcoming from Valparaiso Ediciones. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, selected for The Best American Poetry, and included in anthologies such as Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, Not for Mothers Only, The Best American Erotic Poems, and Women's Work: Modern Poets Writing in English. Landau was educated at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter.|
2017 PROGRAM INFORMATION
June 24-July 22, 2017
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