Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Paris Writing Retreat

Paris, France
Event Date: 
July 19, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Paris Writing Retreat will be held from July 19 to July 25 in the historic Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris. The retreat features writing and publishing workshops, craft seminars, and generative writing sessions for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets and prose writers Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai. The cost of the retreat is $4,500, which includes tuition, lodging at the Hôtel du Midi Paris Montparnasse, daily breakfast, special meals, and a trip to Versailles. Using only the online application system, submit 5 to 10 pages of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or hybrid work, and a brief cover letter (including a bio and contact information for two references) with a $5 application fee by June 1. Multilingual poetry and prose submissions, including self translations, are welcome. Partial scholarships for BIPOC writers, LGBTQ+ writers, writers who are students, and writers who are parents are available. To apply for a scholarship, writers submitted a general retreat application, as well as a cover letter, including a statement on how the scholarship will assist you in meeting your writing goals, by May 15. There was no application fee. Registration was first come, first served; space was limited. Visit the website for an application form and more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation within 600 feet of the venue and elevators that allow access to all retreat spaces. Rooms with accessible bathrooms may be requested. Contact Cambridge Writers’ Workshop manager Corrine Previte at for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Paris Writing Retreat, Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, Inc., P.O. Box 380448, Cambridge, MA 02238. (617) 800-9901. Diana Norma Szokolyai, Executive Artistic Director.