02 November 2009

Nov 2009: Part II of listing: Courses!

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Part II) Writing (reading & other) workshops in Europe!
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*5, 12, 19 Nov & 3 Dec: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. WICE Writers' Drop-in on Thursday evenings with Creative Writing Dept Director Suzanne Allen: Come for a coffee and stay for a kir royale! This no-host writers’ happy hour is being offered on a trial basis as a way of connecting WICE writers and readers from around the world. Consider this your own private space to come for conversations about writing. Second language learners are welcome and no pre-registration is necessary. Bring copies of works in progress or share other inspiring reading. Burning questions also encouraged. This open forum is a casual, friendly place to listen and be heard. For more: http://www.wice-paris.org/wice/creative-writing/wice-writers-drop-in Please note that NON MEMBERS ARE WELCOME, but only one time. AT: Au Chien qui Fume (which has non-stop service and a chocolate mousse to put all others to shame.) 33 Rue du Pont Neuf, 1e, where Rue du Pont Neuf ends; M°: Les Halles. PREREGISTRATION : or more info, contact Suzanne at creativewriting.wice@yahoo.fr

SATURDAYS : 7, 14, 21, 28th Nov… THE OTHER WRITERS’ GROUP. Meeting 5pm till 7pm every Saturday. Suggested donation for taking part: € 5. David Barnes, facilitator, explains: “I set up The Other Writers’ as a space where creative writers can read their work and offer feedback and criticism. It has been running since February 2005. During this time we’ve heard poetry, fiction, extracts from novels, biography and travel writing. The aim is to give useful and honest feedback while nurturing writers. The Other Writers’ is born out of love of writing and anyone who shares that passion can take part. But it’s become increasingly professional in the level of criticism and support given to the poets and writers who come. AT: Shakespeare & Co., 35 rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5ème. M° St Michel. http://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/

SUNDAYS : 8, 15, 22, 29th Nov… Words Alive O: Theatre Workshop in English: This workshop is open to native and fluent English speakers and offers the participants the opportunity to explore different theatre texts and to gain practical theatre training. The workshop will focus on one play or a selection of texts in English. The work in progress will lead towards a presentation at the end of the year. Limited places. Participants interviewed. Workshop runs from October until May. Enrollment for a semester or a full year. First semester October to December. Second semester January to May. No sessions during the school holidays. Sundays 4-7 pm 35, rue St. Roch 75001 Esc A. Salle Ghesquière 6è étage. M° Opéra, Pyramides ou Tuileries. Registration required. 01 77 15 71 90 / 06 37 66 27 98 / wordsaliveo@gmail.com Contact them about rolling sign-ups. Moire info on their site: www.wordsaliveo.com

8, 15, 22, 29 November (Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) WICE Workshop: 500 Words or Less—Using the Principles of Poetry to Pack a Punch! Say more with less: On four November Sundays, be part of a small group of WICE writers who will ponder Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s theory, "Poetry: the best words in the best order", as you practice working with imagery, allegory, allusion, and our elusive friend—the metaphor. Led by Shakespeare & Company’s most dedicated workshop facilitator, David Barnes, you will not only read and discuss exemplary works of concision, but will also generate new writings for group feedback. Try your hand at poetry, flash fiction or just sharpen your skills for blogs, emails, and those ever popular holiday letters—ones that don’t make your reader’s eyes roll back in their heads!Learn how to make your short works work. Even your truest recollections can be more vivid and entertaining when they fit on a single page! Fee: 100€ Place: Le Bis Repetita, 167 rue Saint Honoré, Place André Malraux, 75001 Paris Note: You must be a member of WICE to take this course. Preregistration required. Sign up & become member info: http://www.wice-paris.org/wice/membership

12-13 Nov at 19h / atelier 8, et samedi 14 nov 14h / Atelier 8 : Centre 104 Workshop on poetic reading style in French + performance : Lectures de textes poétiques de Laurent Roth avec Frédéric Fisbach. Cet atelier permet à des amateurs de préparer, sous la direction de Frédéric Fisbach, une lecture de textes poétiques écrits par Laurent Roth, réalisateur en résidence au CENTQUATRE. Il leur donnera la possibilité de questionner la manière de mettre en voix la poésie et de lire des écrits sur l’art. Il est ouvert à dix personnes, aucune connaissance préalable n’est indispensable. Une lecture publique aura lieu à la fin du stage. Pour s’inscrire, il suffit d’envoyer un mail détaillant votre motivation, avant le 5 novembre à resabilletterie@104.fr. Tarifs : 5 €, 3 €*, 0 €** par atelier. AT : Le 104, 104 rue d'Aubervilliers / 5 rue Curial 75019 Paris M° Riquet/Crimée (ligne 7) Site : http://www.104.fr/

22 nov from 17h30-20h00, PRANA STRETCH / YOGA WORKSHOP : Moving Encounters - 15€ En partant de la base du travail PranaStretch, nous allons vers l'autre, vers la relation, et vers «partnering» avec la force, l'attention et la sensibilité qui rendent possible «profound response ability and joy in moving together». Nous allons travailler avec des apports du yoga, des arts martiaux et de la danse, ainsi qu'avec des éléments provenant du duo «Rorchach 157» (choréographié par Ann Moradian et Tim Martin). Ann Moradian is the director of Perspectives In Motion. She has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for over 30 years. Her current work is strongly influenced by Eric Beeler (yoga) and Nguyen Thahn Thiên (martial arts). 01 40 70 07 85 pranastretch@yahoo.com or perspectivesinmotion@gmail.com or www.affinitiz.com/space/perspectivesinmotion for more or to sign up.

February 5–7, 2010: SIGN UP NOW for the GENEVA Writers’ Conference at Webster University, Bellevue/Geneva, Switzerland, with Julia Bell, Thomas E. Kennedy, Annette Kobak, Geeta Kothari, Robert Root, Richard Scrimger, Susan Tiberghien, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi, John Hartley Williams, plus agents/editors/publishers (U.S./U.K./Paris), workshops, panels, readings, networking, 180 writers from around the world. For info, visit www.genevawritersgroup.org.

The Writers’ Atelier. See writing groups in Paris and sign up at Meetup : http://writers.meetup.com/561/fr/calendar/11438783/

“In the middle of the silence in a writer's house lies an invalid: the book being worked on.”
—Richard Eder

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