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Summer Writing Workshop in Paris

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Join our Summer Writing Workshop where we'll help you realize the project you've been longing to create. From feature film screenplay to fiction podcast, novel to travel blog and beyond, our 10-week workshop covers the fundamentals of story through rewriting and getting your work noticed. Make the most of our 10 weeks together to complete a piece of work to be proud of (or the launching pad for a bigger project such as a novel).

We'll have amazing guest speakers throughout the program: novelist, memoirist, screenwriter, playwright, actor, director and more. Confirmed so far (work schedules permitting!) are:


Novelist, biographer, doctor & professor Caroline de Costa

Author, poet, activist & former aid worker Natasha Scripture

Actor & casting expert Rhona Foulis

Oscar-winning director, writer & producer Asif Kapadia

Actor & former presenter Purab Kohli

Novelist, musician, playwright & screenwriter Yann Apperry

As well as being writers, Sharon and Philip have a love of education and giving back. We understand the challenges of writing and how to get over those hurdles. We're both nurturing and no-nonsense. Our creative and practical advice encourages you to be the best writer you can be. (Hint: "Your greatness as a writer is your greatness as a human being" - William Nicholson, 2012. He co-wrote Gladiator.)

SCHEDULE
10 evenings, 7 to 10pm, Tuesday, July 3 to Tuesday, September 4.

COST
$1,500 ($25 off for ISAConnect members).  Reserving a spot in the workshop is free.

VENUE
Langue Appart' feels part-school, part cozy apartment, located off cool Parisian street, rue Oberkampf. (We highly recommend their French classes!)

DEADLINE
Friday 11 May.

FAQs

How will the course be taught?
We'll use a lively and interactive blend of lectures, discussion, readings, analysis of excerpts from great scripts and literature, short audiovisual & audio clips--and more. Our full bios are below. Did we mention that Philip is a magician?

Is the workshop in English?
Yes! We'll be teaching and writing in English. In case you get stuck, Sharon and Philip also speak: Deutsche, français, español, italiano, ???. We welcome writers from all walks of life to our atelier (we have international backgrounds ourselves!)

What is the application process?
Once we've received your workshop reservation, we'll be in touch via email regarding the selection process. The application is simple: a letter of motivation and a 1-page sample of your best writing. We regret that we cannot sponsor visas.

What if I'm away for one of the sessions?
We understand that you may already have summer plans! You are welcome to dial in via Skype or FaceTime, or we can meet you for a 1-hour individual catch-up over coffee before the next session.

What are my transportation options to and from the workshop?

Langue Appart' is close to Oberkampf, Parmentier and Republique metro stations, and the 96 and 56 bus lines. We do not recommend driving, as parking options are limited. Another option is to travel by Velib bike, only if you are comfortable and familiar with Parisian traffic and streets.

Join us in Paris this summer--and write that project in 2018!

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Sharon Rapose

Writer/producer Sharon Rapose was a BAFTA LA Newcomer in 2014/2015. She edited Neil Landau’s books “TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era” (2018) and “TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution” (2016).  Previously, she worked for the United Nations; her scripts have social justice at their heart. Sharon’s short screenplay “The Silent Waltz” was a Finalist in the 2018 Table Read My Screenplay - Park City and 2017 Austin Screenwriting Competitions.  She won a 2017 John Brabourne Award.

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Philip Thorne is a freelance writer and joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions.

His theatre productions have played in London, Oslo, Cairo and Rome.

Philip has translated numerous plays from German into English for the Royal Court Theatre in London, and his translations have been published by Oberon Books.

Currently Philip is writing and directing the audio drama series The Amelia Project, which was a Finalist at the Austin Film Festival Fiction Podcast Script Competition 2017.

Writer/producer Sharon Rapose was a BAFTA Newcomer in 2014/2015.

She produced Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition and her film Konnichiwa Brick Lane played at festivals around the world including the Oscar-qualifying Tampere Film Festival, the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival and was distributed by Shorts International.

Sharon taught screenwriting at UCLA and edited Neil Landau’s books TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era (2018) and TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution (2016).

Her short screenplay The Silent Waltz was a Finalist in the 2017 Austin Screenwriting Competition and she won a 2017 John Brabourne Award.  She is currently adapting Sarah Bernhardt's biography for the screen.
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