Sunday, June 26, 2022

Paris Writers' Workshop 2022 with WICE this week reading at Red Wheelbarrow

This week of the WICE Paris Writers' Workshop has events for participants and for the public. Don't miss out on the special opportunities that the workshop offers, and please join me both for the FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC READING at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore on Thursday night at 6p and for the FREE PANEL TALK Friday evening at FORUM 104, 65006 Paris.

POETRY MASTER CLASS with JENNIFER K DICK: 

READING: FREE TO ALL
30 June—6pm: WICE Paris Writers’ Workshop Faculty & Student Reading at Red Wheelbarrow with Jennifer K Dick (poetry), Lauren Groff (novel), Alecia McKenzie (short story) & Jeffrey Greene (creative nonfiction). These faculty members will be reading at 6pm Thursday the 30th of June and presenting some of their PWW participant workshoppers who will share work, too!

PANEL TALK JULY 1 2022 4pm-6pm: to close this fabulous week on writing in Paris. Please join us for this conversation on WRITING IN PARIS: MIGRATION AND THE ARTS with CRAIG CARLSON, JENNIFER K DICK, MATT JONES and JAKE LAMAR, moderated by KATHLEEN CHURCHILL. Open to the public, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED via the WICE PWW website:


Monday, June 13, 2022

RED WHEELBARROW READING the 19th of June 2022 at 3pm

  READING THE 19TH OF JUNE AT 3PM
AT THE RED WHEELBARROW:
ALEXANDER DICKOW
JENNIFER K DICK
BISWAMIT DWIBEDY
& LAURA MULLEN


 

The Red Wheelbarrow
9 & 11 rue de Medici
75006 Paris
M° Odéon, Cluny or RER B Luxembourg

BIOS:

Alexander Dickow is the author of 8 books—most recently Le premier souper (La Volte, 2021) & The Appetites (Madhat, Inc, 2018). He writes with equal versatility in both English & French as well as in a combination of the two. He has also translated 2 books & edited 2 critical volumes. For more, see: https://www.alexdickow.net/

Jennifer K Dick is the author of 4 collections of poetry & 6 chap/artbooks. She directs the department of English at Université de Haute Alsace, France. She will be reading from That Which I Touch Has No Name (Black Spring Press Group, 2022) & artbooks from Estepa Editions, France. For more, see https://jenniferkdick.blogspot.com  

Biswamit Dwibedy is the author of 6 collections of poetry published in India & the United States, including Hubble Gardener (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). He is the founder & editor of Anew Print, a small press that publishes limited-edition chapbooks from writers in India & abroad, & he edited selections of Indian poetry in translation from 7 different regional languages for Aufgabe in 2015. He teaches at The American University of Paris.

Laura Mullen is the author of 8 books of poetry (most recently Complicated Grief, Solid Objects 2015). Her translations from the French include Hero by Véronique Pittolo (Black Square Editions, 2018). Mullen is currently the Kenan Professor of the Humanities in Creative Writing at Wake Forest University’s Department of English. She will be reading recent translations alongside the French. For more see: https://www.lauramullen.biz/

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

2022 Paris Writers' Workshop Poetry & Hybrid Writing with Jennifer K Dick

Paris Writers' Workshop 2022 with WICE, June 26-July 2, 2022:
https://wice-paris.org/pww2022

Poetry / Hybrid Writing Workshop

Instructor : Jennifer K. Dick

The power of poetry lies in its ability to transgress limits.

By this I mean that poetry traverses borders, internal and external boundaries of time, memory and voice. It expands our notions of what language can do. Technically, poets steal from the tool box of any written or artistic genre to find the modes of expression apt to the poem. For it is never what a poem says that makes it unforgettable, but how. This workshop, taking place within Paris, will be stimulated and nourished by generative writing in and about the city. The idea is to, as Victor Hugo said “Breathe Paris in. [For] it nourishes the soul.” And in these complex times, nourishment, expanding outwards, finding the words and the language to speak is tremendously important—both for those of you coming to Paris for the PWW and those of you who reside here year round. The technical focus will be on broadening your personal skill set. This will happen first through dialoging with samples of writing by contemporary poets from around the world as you compose new work based on prompts, experimentation and observation. Second, close reading of our own and each other’s work will hone our revision abilities. Third is what you will do after the PWW. This workshop should leave you with new modes to explore on your own and methods to deepen, hone and develop in your writing at home as you publish your first or fortieth book of poetry.

Please provide a writing sample of max 10 pages (1 poem max per page). During the week I will meet with each of you personally to discuss your writing sample. Note: the goal is not to provide me with your most polished work, but rather to give me a sample of work that you need help polishing or which feels like it needs something that perhaps another reader can help you locate and unpack. 

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Jennifer K Dick is the author of That Which I Touch Has No Name (Black Spring Press Group, London, 2022), Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt, 2019), Circuits (Corrupt, 2013) and Fluorescence (University of GA Press, 2004) as well as 6 chap/artbooks. She has worked as a literary editor & reader for Versal (Amsterdam), Upstairs at Duroc (Paris), & The Colorado Review, has taught Creative Writing Workshops for WICE, the PWW, Kent University’s Paris in The Arts, Strasbourg Write a Story, and guest taught for Naropa and LIU Brooklyn’s MFA programs. She directs the UHA English Dept, curates Ivy Writers Paris & co-organizes “Écrire L’Art” at Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain.

Originally from Iowa, residing in France for over 20 years, she has also lived in Norwich, England, Colorado, and Massachussetts, and travelled extensively. Thus she is interested in writing about place and displacement, and global polyphony—that is, the connections we have to our language as it slips in and out of the languages of others. Recent projects include completing the manuscript Shelf Break, the writing of a chapbook of shipwreck-related poems for Tupelo's 30/30 project last August and collaborating with dancers, filmmakers and visual artists. Jennifer looks forward to the opportunity to encounter your poetry/mixed genre writing as you explore migrations, poetry and Paris together during the summer2022 PWW.

Go to the WICE website to sign up at:  https://wice-paris.org/event-4745869