Reading and Writing Workshops in English under the auspices of Amicale offer seasoned as well as first-time writers a chance to share their work and to experiment with fiction or nonfiction, poetry or drama within a trusted group. They also offer readers an opportunity to analyse and be inspired by some of the narrative and rhetorical techniques of great works in English. They are a stimulant and hopefully an encouragement to command the language with vigour and originality at a time when its value is being increasingly eroded in society.
The Writing Workshops, dedicated to the personal writing of the participants, consist of ten monthly sessions of two hours each, and take place in the Agora building, on Thursday evenings between 18.00 – 20.00. The Reading Workshops are an hour long, and also take place once a month between 17.00 – 18.00 on Thursdays, focussing closely on 1 – 3 works of fiction, non-fiction and/or drama over the course of the year. Open to all but limited to six per group, these workshops start in mid-September and end the following June.
Registration for the 2018/19 season is already open, on a first come first serve basis, and the first meeting for both workshops has been fixed for Thursday September 20th, at which time the year’s dates will be distributed to all registered members. You are welcome to attend one “free” first session before deciding whether or not to join either of the groups; you are also welcome to participate in more than one workshop if you wish, and can make up for lost hours by attending either group. The deadline for registration and fees is October.
Please contact Bahiyyih (*) for these and other details:
phone: 03 90 40 92 49.
You can also find out more about the Workshops as well as about Bahiyyih on her professional site (https://bahiyyihnakhjavani.com/)
(*) Bahiyyih has taught literature and creative writing in the US and Canada as well as most recently at HEAR in Strasbourg. She is a personal language coach, a freelance editorial consultant and a ghost-writer as well as a novelist. Her novels have appeared in many languages, with publishers such as Bloomsbury, Actes Sud, Rizzoli, Allianza and Bertlesmann. Her latest book, ‘Us&Them’ which is about the Iranian diaspora, was published in French and English in 2017. Her new book, ‘Equality for Women=Prosperity for All’ co-authored with economist Augusto Lopez-Claros of the World Bank, will be published by St Martin’s Press in October 2018.