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Creative Writing Classes for the Autumn

For any aspirational writers out there in need of refinement and inspiration....

Hemmingway manuscript Artist and essayist Sarah Riggs will lead a class in creative writing at the Tamaas Foundation,  84 rue de Ménilmontant, 20e starting on September 29th. Her classes explore poetry and journal writing, and will offer her own experience as well as that of other writers for a supportive environment. 

The first class will be Tuesday September 29th from 16:30 to 18:30.  Email sarah direct at sriggs (at) freesurf.fr for more information.

John Baxter, co-director of the Paris writers workshop, is offering a series of three-day Master Classes on the writing of memoir, biography and autobiography. 

Groups, limited to six participants, meet in his central-Paris apartment, formerly the home of Shakespeare and Company bookshop proprietor Sylvia Beach, and much visited by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce and Stein.

Emphasis is on practical advice: getting started on a memoir, planning the structure, finding a voice, and isolating the themes that turn a personal meditation into a book for a larger audience. John will also advise on preparing a manuscript for submission and finding an agent. Arrangements can also be made to mentor projects following the Master Class.

The next takes place October 14 to 16.  For further information, see the Paris Writers Workshop or email John direct at genet (at) noos.fr

Shakespeare & Co offer a number of interesting and challenging workshops in the upstairs library, which houses a fantastic collection books and provides an inspirational space for the wide variety of workshops that go to there. Click here for more information.

For those who require further inspiration - next Monday 20th Shakespeare & Co presents Sarah Hesketh who will be reading from her debut collection of poetry, "Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf". There's plenty more entertainment form Shakespeare & Co. over the coming weeks, and we would expect no less from them - for more details see their events schedule.

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