April 16-20, 2018 — PARIS

5-Day Teen Writing Workshops

April 16-20, 2018

Paris, France

A week of writing, learning and creativity with international bestselling author Amy Plum.

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We will discuss topics like World Building, Character Creation, Productive Plotting, Spellbinding Settings, Diverting Dialogues, the Alternate Universe of Story Ideas and other skills writers use to make their story pop from the page and engage the reader.

We will use fun exercises like twisting tales, word sprints and character interviews to unlock your creativity. Some new writers have a hard time sharing their work. We will battle word-shyness by working in pairs and reading to the group. You will find yourself in a friendly, relaxed environment that encourages openness and creativity, with a lot of laughs to accompany all the hard work.

Whether you come with a partially-developed story or just the desire to write, you will leave the week with new-found confidence, a wealth of tips for moving ahead with your writing, and a ready-made and experienced critique group for those who wish to keep in touch.

The workshops are scheduled during the French school holidays.

Mornings will be spent in Amy’s spacious apartment near Bastille.

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Afternoons we will hit the town for inspiration, using the skills we learned that morning to write in inspiring Paris locations:

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Wandering Pere Lachaise Cemetery (including the graves of Oscar Wilde and Gertrude Stein)

The Louvre

Writing back stories for portraits in the Louvre

The Tuileries Gardens

Reading over our day’s work in the Tuileries Gardens

And some of Paris's many small museums and galleries

Setting scenes in some of Paris’s many small museums and galleries

 

The ruins of a Roman amphitheatre

Writing atmosphere in the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre

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Writing with mint tea and pastries in the Paris Mosque

From 9:30am — 5pm Monday through Friday.

450 euros per person, maximum 15 participants, ages 13-18. Tuition includes writing materials and all visits. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and snacks provided.

To sign up or for more information: email me!

Andy Stout