Workshop Tips

Make Your Manuscript Matter

Your instructor will read it before the workshop begins and thus, get a global idea of where to take the class. They may use it in class for an in-depth group critique (that’s why you need to bring copies of your manuscript for your fellow participants). We suggest that you submit a work-in-progress representative of your writing style and literary problems you currently want to resolve.

Articulate Your Goals

Think about what you want out of the workshop. You are here for a week – what do you want to learn from your instructor? From the lectures and panels? From the literary agents? Some people come to polish their manuscript for publication. Some are here simply for inspiration. Others want to learn “how-to” write a poem, write a scene, set a novel. Others want to network and to meet other writers and professional contacts. Let PWW and your instructor know your goals.

Let Us Know What You Think

We appreciate your input so that we can continue to make the Paris Writers’ Workshop the best writing conference of its kind. Please complete the evaluation forms at the end of the week. Your comments are invaluable.

Keep In Touch

Many participants go on to attend MFA programs or have their work published – and we love to hear about it! Who knows, you may come back as a lecturer or as a writer-in-residence.


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