Finding Yourself in Paris– A Writing Workshop with Lucienne Mc Kirdy
March 14 @ 19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min
“Finding Yourself In Paris” is a writing workshop for the newly transplanted members of the city as well as seasoned residents who are interested in reflecting upon their journey in Paris. We will read the introduction of Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones and the first three chapters of George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London (readings will be pre-circulated via email). Then we will meet as a group to discuss the readings, our encounters with the city, the people we have met over the course of our time in Paris, the lessons we have learned, the ways in which one event has led to another, what we wish that we had known earlier and the unknown near future of what the city will present to us in years to come. We will do some free-writing exercises to write down our first thoughts and then work with that material to refine a more detailed introduction that can be built upon after the workshop in order to develop a writing practice and the search for ourselves in this city which we all call home.
Lucienne Mc Kirdy is a poet and printmaker from Northern California who lives in Paris. She studied literature at Paris Sorbonne Cité and the EHESS, and now co-ordinates a poetry journal called The Bioptic Review. She teaches English and frequents poetry readings in her free time.
This event runs from 19h00-21h00 and requires advance registration, as space is limited. It is open to Library members (15 euros) and non-members (25 euros). Please follow this link to sign-up and pay: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyPUINspAZKbpEtJov3iIZPRtAwnf-g32FbaSjdLF3GDUEQg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please pay in advance of the event using the above link and bring your Paypal receipt with you. We will remove the sign-up form and mark the event as FULL as soon as the workshop has filled– anyone who pays will be able guaranteed a spot.