$10.00 USD

Writing Workshops Paris

presented by Carve Magazine

July 21 - 26, 2019


PLEASE NOTE: We are still accepting nonfiction applications until the workshop is full. (We are still currently reviewing submitted nonfiction applications.)

We are no longer accepting applications for the fiction workshop.


About the Program and Application Process

The Writing Workshops Paris program is an inclusive literary space, and we welcome adult writers at all stages of their careers. 

Acceptance to the workshops is based upon the strength and promise of the writing sample. We operate on a rolling admissions basis, and we do our best to make admission decisions within 15-30 days of receiving applications.

Should the program reach capacity, we will post a notice on the website and this form and begin a waitlist. Applications will continue to be reviewed, and applicants will be notified if put on the waitlist.

Visit our website to learn more about the schedule and accomodations. Have a question? Email director@writingworkshopsparis.com.


Workshop Faculty 

Each fiction and nonfiction workshop will have no more than 8-10 participants each, led by the genre faculty instructor. Daily craft talks are open to all participants and led by program staff or faculty.

Nonfiction Instructor Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny, of the New York Times column Going Off, and of a nonfiction book forthcoming from Crown Publishing. Her work has appeared in GQ, the Wall Street Journal, Harper's, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Tin House Open Bar, Paris Review Daily, Travel & Leisure, Glimmer Train Stories,  The Southern Review, Lenny Letter, Playboy, and many other publications. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including a Hawthornden Castle Residency and the Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation. She is also a seven-time Moth Story Slam winner who has been featured on NPR.

Fiction Instructor Brandon Hobson is the author of, most recently, the novel Where the Dead Sit Talking, which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award and also longlisted for the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared in The Believer, Conjunctions, The Paris Review Daily, Publisher's Weekly, NOON, Post Road, and in many other places. Hobson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.


Tuition Payments

If your application is accepted, you will have 7 days to submit a $300 nonrefundable deposit that goes toward your tuition fee of $3250. The remaining balance is due by April 1, 2019. There are no refunds of tuition after April 1, 2019, and applications accepted after this date require the full tuition immediately.


Application Materials

We welcome applications from anywhere in the world. Your application should give us a sense of who you are as a writer and consist of the following:

  • Brief bio informing us of your involvement in the writing and literary community, as well as any prior or forthcoming publications. (250 words max)
  • Purpose statement explaining why you would like to participate in Writing Workshops Paris. You can also discuss current manuscripts or writing projects that you might choose to workshop. (500 words max.)
  • A short story or nonfiction essay, ideally no more than 15-20 pages. This does not have to be published, though that is acceptable, nor does it have to be a piece you plan to workshop.

In crafting your application materials, consider work that best represents your unique voice and talent as a writer.


Application Fee

There is a $10 nonrefundable application fee to apply to the fiction or nonfiction workshop.

If you would like to apply to both, you will need to complete a separate application and fee for each. Please note that due to the intensive scheduling, an applicant can only be accepted to either fiction or nonfiction, not both.