"One of the world's best writers' retreats."
Lonely Planet, 2019 (For full review, click here.)
Lonely Planet, 2019 (For full review, click here.)
Join us for our 12th year. Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction and nonfiction. We hold the Paris Writers Retreat at our private loft in the heart of Paris. Develop your book, fine tune your manuscript, and perfect your writing in progress. Writers of all levels attend to generate new material, develop ideas, or shape their stories.
In addition to all the sessions described on the Schedule page, the conference includes continental breakfast and a "pitch-the-agent" session to present your story and explore its most powerful ingredients. For writers of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, plays and screenplays.
The Paris Writers Retreat is hosted by the Rohm Literary Agency and led by NY Times best-selling author and literary agent Wendy Goldman Rohm, who works with all the major book publishers as well as TV, film and podcast studios (see full list at www.TheRohmLiteraryAgency.com). Ms. Rohm's conferences have been held since 2002 worldwide, originally inspired by the series of honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. (See the Kirkus Reviews' spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.)
At the conference, participating writers are guided through the creation process, fine tuning and perfecting their work--from the seed of an idea to a high-quality draft. (See Lonely Planet's 2019 review.)
The conference includes all sessions for five days (or three days, if you join the weekend workshop) and continental breakfast. There is an optional networking soiree and group dinner each evening. For the full conference schedule, see the Schedule page or write to us. See the Testimonials page for reviews from authors worldwide.
The event takes place at our private loft in the heart of Paris' 4th arrondissement, one of the most beautiful areas of Paris known as Ile Saint Louis. The conference also offers optional outings and dinners with the attending authors. Writers book their own lodging nearby our conference loft, but we can help you with that (Margaret@RohmLiterary.com).
We have three Paris retreats in 2022.
Choose your conference on the Register page. Go to the Register page and scroll down to see all our upcoming courses and events. Register online or to register by phone, call 1-646-845-9185.
May 30 - June 3, 2022 --SOLD OUT
June 27-July 1, 2022 --OPEN
September 5 - 9, 2022--OPEN
October 10 - 14, 2022--OPEN
Wendy Goldman Rohm has taught and lectured for MediaBistro, Yale University, onboard the QEII, and numerous universities and organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. She has presented her writing workshops since 2002 across the U.S., Europe, Asia and India.
Rohm's writing workshops have been held in the US, India, France, Ireland, South Africa, and Thailand, and have featured numerous guest artists.
Our conference guests worldwide have included: Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta (Maximum City, Knopf; The Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto, FSG); legendary literary agent Phoebe Larmore, whose clients include Margaret Atwood and Tom Robbins; author Saket Soni (American Promise, Algonquin Books, 2023), who developed his book with Ms. Rohm at the conference in 2018; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss; best-selling author Rebecca Walker; best-selling author Scott Bergstrom (The Cruelty, also in film production with Netflix); bestselling author Peter Nichols (A Voyage for Madmen; Evolution's Captain; The Rocks); author Mira Kamdar (Motiba's Tattoos); playwright Seamus Scanlon (The McGowan Trilogy); Broadway producer Brian Swibel; screenwriter and film director Pan Nalin (Last Film Show; Samsara; Ayurveda: The Art of Being; and Valley of Flowers); journalist/author Livia Manera Sambuy (Philip Roth Unmasked; You'll Never Write About Me Again); French author/filmmaker Helene Guetary; author Bhaswati Battacharya (Everyday Ayurveda); creative director/author Prudence Fenton; Obie-award-winning playwright Robert Auletta; legendary literary agent Mr. Sterling Lord (who represented authors Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey, among others); playwright Fabrice Rozie (Transatlantic Liaison); author Hajjar Gibran (The Return of the Prophet); Glamour S.A. editor-in-chief/writer Pnina Fenster; acclaimed fiction and nonfiction authors Hilary Masters and Kathleen George; French novelist Bruno Garel; international bestselling author Peter Nichols; Emmy Award winning writer Alan Cooke; bestselling Thai author Thitinart na Pattalung; British screenwriter Jane Hawksley (Je T’aime Paris), and many others.
Rohm also hosts ongoing online Book Development Classes for authors worldwide. Go to the Register page to register online, or call 1-646-845-9185 (NY) to register by phone, or in Paris call: 0785 782 991. If you prefer you may email our administrative assistant at Margaret@RohmLiterary.com
WENDY GOLDMAN ROHM heads The Rohm Literary Agency and is a NY Times best-selling author whose books have been published in 14 languages around the world. Her work has been published by Random House, The New York Times Syndicate International, The Atlantic, Wired magazine, Tina Brown's Talk magazine, Vogue, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Financial Times of London, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her writing workshops were inspired by the honorary Masters Teas she presented at Yale University. She's also been a literary agent and author for Sterling Lord Literistic; The Waxman Agency; Waterside Productions; and founded the Rohm Agency to represent emerging authors of fiction and nonfiction. She's been a commentator on numerous national and international broadcasts, including: Nightline, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and dozens of programs on NBC, CNBC, PBS radio and television, CNN, CBS, ABC, and BBC radio and television. (See the Kirkus Reviews' spotlight on Wendy Goldman Rohm.) Rohm and Paris Writers Retreat are members of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.