Paris Poetry Workshop

Write in the City of Light

June 14-20, 2014

 Part of a 3-week à la carte experience for poets in Paris

with a range of offerings extending from June 6-June 27


Cecilia Woloch invites twelve poets to join her this summer in Paris, “the city of light,” a city that loves writers, and that nourishes the imagination and the creative spirit. The Paris Poetry Workshop offers English-speaking poets the opportunity to come together for intensive workshops, intimate talks and public readings.  Participants will be inspired to generate new poems as well as hone their craft, to bring their writing to new levels of precision and depth.


This year's Paris Poetry Workshop is also scheduled to coincide with a number of exciting literary events allowing participants to spend one, two or three weeks immersed in poetry and in Paris.


Join Cecilia in Paris by June 6 for the launch of the French version of her book Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem. During this week before the Paris Poetry Workshop begins, Cecilia will be available for one-on-one meetings and manuscript consultations for a reduced fee. 


The Paris Poetry Workshop will commence on Saturday, June 14 ending in time for the Fête de la Musique on June 21. The Marché de la Poésie will be taking place in Paris at this time, a four-day gathering of poets and poetry publishers. Other internationally acclaimed poets will be in residence in Paris and will join us for talks, readings, and festivities.


Le Scribe-l’Harmattan, a Paris-based publisher, is organizing a poetry workshop led by Cecilia from June 23-27. All Paris Poetry Workshop participants will receive priority in this second, low-cost workshop.


All levels are welcome, but prospective participants should be prepared to work in a serious way, and will be required to send a one-paragraph bio and 3-page writing sample by way of application. To apply or for more info, write to Cecilia at