Dream of being a writer in France? There’s quite a few of us expat writers making a living as writers and journalists over here, and many more who come on a regular basis to “recharge the writing batteries” as it were. I’ve collected some links over the years that may be of interest to anyone pursuing a writing career in Europe, including other writers’ websites, local markets, journalist unions, and writing events. Enjoy!
Writers, Bloggers, Journalists and Photographers
Paris Writers Group (Run by American expat writer Mary Duncan)
Stephen Clark (British expat writer and author of A Year in the Merde series and Talk to the Snail)
Lisa Pasold (Canadian-born poet, journalist and travel writer living in Paris)
David Lebovitz (American-born author of dessert cookbooks and Paris life blogger)
AGESSA (French Social Security for authors)
Paris Writers Group Founded by Mary Duncan on June 20, 2008, PWG meets monthly to discuss the business aspects of writing such as literary agents, editors, ebooks, publishers, blogs, websites, current news and trends in publishing. Each member has three minutes to discuss their writing and any other issues related to their work. We do not critique manuscripts. Membership is for published writers who live in France and is limited to approximately twenty-five people. We have a “Friends” list for writers who would like to receive our monthly news and updates. Contact Mary Duncan for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TravelWriters UK (For British travel writers or anyone who writes for UK publications)
Anglo-American Press Association of Paris (One of the oldest journalist clubs in France)
SACD (An association for authors, composers, and multi-media artists)
FIJET (World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers)