Michael Bourne interviewed our Executive Director, Blake Kimzey, about Writing Workshops Dallas for his piece in the September 2019 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine! It has been a joy to have so many talented writers find a home teaching at Writing Workshops Dallas AND to have so many wonderful emerging writers trust us with their work. We're honored to see WWD profiled in this magazine (with a shout out to our summer workshop in France, Writing Workshops Paris)! The issue is on newsstands now!
Writing Workshops Paris 2019 could not have been more amazing! Thank you to the 18 talented writers who made the workshop brilliant, and to Brandon Hobson and Diana Spechler for guiding them in their work! Thank you to Carve Magazine for being our partner in this summer workshop, and to Mike Franz for leading all of our amazing evening activities around Paris!!
We stayed in the Latin Quarter and our fiction and nonfiction writers spent their days in genre workshops, 1-on-1s with their workshop instructors, in afternoon seminars on the craft and business of writing, and had a full line-up of evening activities that brought the beauty and literary history of Paris to life.
We’re already excited for Writing Workshops Paris 2020, and will begin taking applications this fall! If you’d like to know more and join the mailing list for WWP 2020 notifications, just click the button below!
Our Executive Director, Blake Kimzey, is the featured guest on the Point of Departure podcast this month. Blake got to talk about founding and directing Writing Workshops Dallas, our work in the literary community here in Dallas, teaching, Writing Workshops Paris, and his own writing. Thank you to Brittany Griffiths and Christopher Moock for having Blake on the podcast! We think it is a great interview and you can listen to it via the button below if interested:
In partnership with Carve Magazine, we are delighted to present WRITING WORKSHOPS PARIS, an unparalleled experience for writers looking to immerse themselves in literary history, community, and inspiration.
For six days and five nights, writers will reside at the centrally-located, 4-star HOTEL BELLOY and participate in small-group workshops, seminars on the craft and business of writing, and a variety of guided evening activities to discover the magic of Paris, old and new.
Our rigorous workshops will be led by outstanding faculty: New York Times columnist DIANA SPECHLER (GQ, Harper's, Esquire, Tin House, Paris Review) will lead nonfiction and 2018 National Book Award finalist BRANDON HOBSON will lead fiction. Workshops will be kept intentionally small, no more than 8-10 each, to ensure an intimate and quality environment.
In addition to workshops, participants will have one-on-one conferences with faculty and have ample opportunity to interact with program staff members BLAKE KIMZEY, MATTHEW LIMPEDE, and ANNA ZUMBAHLEN. Evening activities will be led by MIKE FRANZ, former general manager of Fat Tire Bike Tours in Paris.
Visit the WRITING WORKSHOPS PARIS website to learn how you can apply to join a community of fellow writers and uncover newfound inspiration in the historic heart of literary Paris.