American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Paris, France
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The American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute offered workshops to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from June 28 to July 21 on the university’s campus in the seventh arrondissement in Paris. The faculty included poet and fiction writer Siân Melangell Dafydd, poet and nonfiction writer Biswamit Dwibedy, and novelist Amanda Dennis. The cost of tuition was €2,012 (approximately $2,270) for auditors; the cost of tuition for transferable academic credit was €4,024 (approximately $4,540). Lodging was available in residence halls arranged through the university. Using only the online submission system, writers submitted a personal statement, academic transcripts (or a copy of a tertiary degree for auditors), and an online application form with a €50 (approximately $56) application fee by June 1. To apply for one of two travel stipends of up to €500 (approximately $564) writers submitted via e-mail a creative writing sample of three to five poems of any length or five to 10 pages of prose and a paragraph explaining how this course in Paris might help you develop as a writer, in addition to the completed summer application and application fee, by March 15. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations included public transportation near the venue, elevators in all multilevel events spaces, and accessible doorways. Writers contacted admissions@aup.edu for additional accessibility details or to arrange workshop scheduling in an accessible classroom.

Contact Information

American University of Paris Summer Creative Writing Institute, 5 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007, Paris, France. Andrea Christmas, Summer School Coordinator.