“Writing Paris: A Cross-Genre Workshop” presents

Diane Johnson, Stuart Dischell, & Heather Hartley,

reading and discussing their work

March 9 at 6:00 p.m. – Open and free to the public

Grand Salon, The American University of Paris, 31 avenue Bosquet

Contact: Jeffrey Greene 01 45 49 26 43/jgreene@aup.fr

Diane Johnson is a Novelist, Essayist, Screenwriter

Diane Johnson’s books include Lulu in Marrakech (2007), L’Affaire (2004), Le Mariage (2000), and Le Divorce (1997), for which she was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the California Book Awards gold medal for fiction. She has also won The Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; The Los Angeles Times Seidenbaum Award.  She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since the mid 1970s. With filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, Johnson co-authored the screenplay to The Shining (1980). She is also the author of twelve other books, including the novels Persian Nights, Health and Happiness, Lying Low, The Shadow Knows, and Burning (all available in Plume editions).  In 2003 a movie version of her comedy of manners novel Le Divorce was released, directed by James Ivory.

Stuart Dischell is a Poet and Nonfiction Writer

Stuart Dischell is the author of four books of poetry: Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007), Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003), Evenings & Avenues (Penguin, 1996), and Good Hope Road, a National Poetry Series Selection (Viking, 1993). His poems have appeared widely in periodicals, including The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and Slate and in anthologies such as Hammer and Blaze, The Pushcart Prize: the Best of the Small Presses, Good Poems, and Essential Pleasures. He has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council.  He teaches in the MFA Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Heather Hartley is a Poet and Essayist

Heather Hartley is the author of Knock Knock (Carnegie Mellon University Press 2010) and Paris Editor for Tin House magazine. Her poems, essays and interviews have appeared in The Guardian, Tin House, The Greensboro Review, Post Road, and other magazines and anthologies including Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. She lives in Paris, where she curates Shakespeare & Company Bookshop’s weekly reading series, and has taught creative writing and poetry at the American University of Paris.