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Write with us in Paris
June 6 - 12, 2021

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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." - Anaïs Nin

Retreats for women, run by women who know and love Paris

Write your heart out

  • Daily workshops with themed field trips
  • Daily write-ins, in the field, at home, or at a classic Paris café
  • Meet with J’ai lu publishing’s head of e-Commerce and a bookseller to learn about the local market
  • One-on-one coaching with our in-residence writers
  • Work with our branding expert to connect to your writing and your audience

Live like a local

  • Spend 6 days and nights in a gorgeous Art Nouveau house, in a relaxed, artsy neighborhood
  • Organic continental breakfasts (6 days), and delicious lunches (3) and dinners (2)
  • Shop at a farmer’s market for group lunch supplies, and enjoy a selection of premium teas, coffee, and snacks in our private kitchen
  • Discover charming local shops and restaurants

Enjoy Paris

  • Get to know each other over a game of pétanque, followed by a relaxed cocktail
  • Finish your writing day near Paris’s attractions, with time for sightseeing
  • Take tea at the salon that’s made their blends from the Versailles kitchen garden since 1672
  • Indulge in a sumptuous cocktail at a luxury hotel bar
  • Say goodbye with a Seine dinner cruise

Your June 2021 Creative Team

Keris Stainton
In Resident Author/Coach

Lisa Anselmo
Author/Branding Expert

Juliette Sobanet
Author/Coach

Édith de Belleville
Author/Tour Guide

We’re writers, coaches, and industry experts who want to share Paris with other women writing commercial fiction: romance, erotica, women’s fiction, memoirs (that includes blogs), mystery, and more.

Along with sessions by agents and publishing insiders, our team is here to take you beyond stereotypes, both of Paris and with your writing. We want to help you create must-reads that resonate with your audience and remind you of why you love writing.

And we want to treat you to a great time. Daily adventures will immerse you in the magic of the City of Light, with evenings free to write, relax, and explore. There might even definitely will be wine. This is Paris, after all!

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Your home in Paris

The moment you step into the Maison Pierre Chanzy, a 1920 Art Nouveau hôtel particulier with a storied past, you know you’re in for a special treat.

Blending Belle Epoque charm with modern comfort and convenience, the Maison is in the heart of Paris’s 11th arrondissement, close to city sights but hidden enough to provide the perfect retreat experience.

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Escape the ordinary in a private Art Nouveau hotel to focus on your writing.

  • Daily workshops & write-ins
  • Coaching & branding sessions
  • Live like a local
  • Enjoy Paris with daily outings & a dinner cruise

Get writing, get published, get readers in a fun, supportive community.

  • Regular author & expert sessions
  • Weekly writing sprints & working gatherings
  • Publishing, promotional & branding how-tos