Spring 2024 Workshop:

Crafting Histories

With Katherine J. Chen

A two-part workshop and conversation with author Katherine J. Chen on the craft of writing. This workshop is open to participants who are interested in having their fiction or creative nonfiction read and discussed in a supportive environment; it is a space to ask questions, to circulate ideas, and to have an open, seminar-like discussion. Katherine will also share her own research and writing process.

The workshop will unfold over two two-hour sessions. These will take place in person at the Library on Thursday 11 April from 19h00 to 21h00 CET and Saturday 13 April from 15h00 to 17h00 CET and are open to both Library Members and non-members.

Please note that this workshop is limited to 15 places. Register by scrolling to the bottom of the page and filling out the payment and contact form.

Participants are encouraged but not required to submit an excerpt of current projects ahead of the first meeting.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: 

  • Please include your first name, last name, and page numbers on your submission.
  • Submissions should be 15-20 pages, double-spaced in English. Any submissions over 20 pages will not be accepted.

Advance payment and registration is required. Registration is non-refundable.

Members rate: 40€ per participant.

Non-members rate: 60€ per participant.

To register, please complete the contact information form and payment below.

Katherine J. Chen is the author of Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc (Random House US / Hodder & Stoughton UK), which won the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award, and Mary B. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, and other publications. Her next book, under contract with Random House, will explore the complex sibling relationship between Morgan le Fay and Arthur. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Boston University’s MFA Fiction program, and she is currently a doctoral student in the Department of English at Brown University.

Registration for this workshop are now closed, as the workshop is full.