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Creative Writing & Literature

About this course

WICE has long been a vital center for creative writing and literature study. We offer classes and workshops to hone your writing and editing skills, expand your knowledge of popular authors and genres, and explore Paris past and present through the well-crafted words of French and expat writers. Our focus includes:

  • Writing (prose, poetry, words and images)
  • Literature (French masters, Paris expats, Greek mythology)
  • The Migrant Soul (exploring international life through literature)

You’ll meet like-minded creative writers and readers and be guided and inspired by true lovers of the written word published authors, journalists, poets, and professors of literature.

Upcoming Events

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • The sessions will be held via Zoom
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    A thriving market exists for features, including sites and publications focusing on culture, science, the arts and current affairs. This class expands on the basics taught in the first workshop, with greater emphasis on research, content, structure, and interviewing techniques (for on-line and in-person interviews). Participants will be introduced to a range of resources and ways to market the feature, and will be able to explore the creation and development of their own blogs. The workshop also comprises “in-class” writing and analysis of classic articles.

    The sessions will be held via Zoom

    About the Instructor: Alecia McKenzie is a writer and journalist based in Paris. She holds an MSc from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and worked at The Wall Street Journal / Europe early in her career. She is the founder and editor of the arts-news site SWAN. Alongside her career as a novelist and short-story author, she has written numerous articles for a global news agency and for a range of international publications.

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote Online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
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    WICE Bilingual Book Group

    12 Jun 2020

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

    Location Remote Online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.

    David Young is an award-winning British novelist whose crime-thriller series is set in the Cold War bleakness of 1970s East Germany.  His debut novel, Stasi Child, was published in 2015 to widespread acclaim. The fifth in the series (it was originally planned as a trilogy), Stasi Winter, was published this year.

    Young’s novels mix sinister twists while drawing on the fear and paranoia of life in communist East Germany.

    With fantastic attention to detail, including the use of German language for authenticity, [Stasi Child] appears educational as well as extremely pleasurable. The plot is cleverly complicated, but easy enough to follow leaving readers so curious that the novel is so hard to put down.'  Literature Works UK.

    ‘Young demonstrates he has not only a fine heroine but a nice eye for action, claustrophobic detail and a lurking, just-under-control sense of the gothic.’ The Australian

    David Young will be joining Bilingual Book Group by remote to talk about his work and the thriller genre.

    Registrations Open Saturday 15th May 2020

    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote Online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
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