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Paris Creative Writers, a small convivial group of seven authors that meets up in a café in Paris, was created so that writers can critique each other's work. We meet on Mondays from 14h to 17h30 at the Amazonial Café at Châtelet, 3 rue Ste Opportune, Paris. M° Châtelet. Our members include publishers, agents, published authors and those who are passionate about creative writing.

At the writers' meetups, authors, whose work is in English, are given 30 minutes to use as they wish. In order to stay in favor with the amicable proprietor of the café, participants are encouraged to purchase at least one drink. If you sign up then find you cannot attend, please notify the organizer so that he can give your place to another person who is on the waiting list. The cost of attending the group is a very minimal amount of 2€. So come along with a copy of your writing for each member, your best critiquing skills and lets get down to work.

Paris Creative Writers also organizes a writers' retreat every year in the Landaise forest in the south-west of France where writers can work on their projects, read, critique and learn about the unique regional culture.

We're always looking forward to meeting new writers at our Meetup group, so sign up now.

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Paris Creative Writers

L'Amazonial Café

Paris Creative Writers, a small convivial group of seven authors that meets up in a café in Paris, was created so that writers can critique each other’s work. You want, you can join us for lunch at 13h before the Meetup session. The workshop begins at 14h and runs until 17h30. Authors are given up to 30 minutes to use as they wish. If you’ve signed up but cannot attend, please notify the organizer so that he can give your place to a person who is on the waiting list. The cost of attending the group is a very minimal amount of 2€. Please bring along something to read (in English and not too long), a copy for each attending member, and come armed with your best constructive critiquing skills.

Tommy Orange

Shakespeare & Company

Join us for an evening with Tommy Orange, author of one of the most celebrated debut novels in recent years, the stunning There There. In association with Albin Michel. Tommy Orange was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Tommy currently teaches at the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. There There is his first novel. ‘There There drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of 21st century literature announcing itself. Essential’ Marlon James Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are there for the celebration of culture that is the Big Oakland Powwow. Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions. A searing and indelible debut, following a multigenerational cast of characters destined to meet violence in their hometown. There There is an essential insight into a community uprooted and disenfranchised, fighting for its identity and survival in urban America. Hosted and animated by Shakespeare & Company

Paris Creative Writers

L'Amazonial Café

Paris Creative Writers, a small convivial group of six authors that meets up in a café in Paris, was created so that writers can critique each other’s work. You want, you can join us for lunch at 13h before the Meetup session. The workshop begins at 14h and runs until 17h30. Authors are given 30 minutes to use as they wish. If you’ve signed up but cannot attend, please notify the organizer so that he can give your place to a person who is on the waiting list. The cost of attending the group is a very minimal amount of 2€. Please bring along something to read (in English and not too long), a copy for each attending member, and come armed with your best critiquing skills.

You Know You Want This

Shakespeare & Company

You Know You Want ThisThis brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a ten-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker. Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable—or worse, understood—as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.” Event animated and hosted by Shakespeare & Company, Paris

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