NYU Writers in Paris
Live the writer's life in Paris.
Writers in Paris students choose to focus on either poetry or fiction and attend daily writing workshops and craft seminars. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. For example, poets might visit the Louvre to write ekphrastic poems or create Parisian street sonnets by taking a 14-block walk of the St. Denis area, where Francois Villon lived, and generating a line of poetry per block. Fiction writers might study dialogue by listening for overheard speech at a sidewalk cafe or learn about description and setting by writing a story set in the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked. In addition to participating in classes and working intensively to generate new writing, students attend a lively series of evening readings, lectures, literary walking tours, and special events.
This program is intended for undergraduates and awards 8 points of undergraduate credit.
Featured Writers Include:
Recent faculty members have included Chris Adrian, Catherine Barnett, Nathan Englander, Deborah Landau, Meghan O'Rourke, ZZ Packer, Matthew Rohrer, Helen Schulman, and Darin Strauss.
For more than thirty years, the NYU Creative Writing Program has distinguished itself as a national center for the study of literature and writing. The Program provides a rigorous and supportive environment that gives talented new writers and opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with a faculty that includes some of the finest poets and fiction writers working today. The Program offers two graduate degrees--a Master of Arts Degree in English with a Focus in Creative Writing and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing--as well as a Minor in Creative Writing for undergraduates, summer undergraduate writing programs in New York, Florence, and Paris, and a low-residency MFA program in Paris.