Lisa Pasold


Want to write? Searching for inspiration? Keep meaning to start that project? Stuck at page 32? Don’t Just Sit There!

In this weekend workshop, discover how inspiration is like breathing. Don't Just Sit There! is a fun and fast-paced immersion in creative discussion and practical writing exercises. You already know in your heart of hearts what inspires you; this workshop will allow you to access that personal inspiration and show you how to confidently continue writing. Great for those with a new idea simmering, or those wanting to spark fresh directions.

Lisa Pasold has a decade of experience in teaching creative writing to writers of all levels. She has taught at the American University in Paris, at WICE, and has led workshops from the Yukon to the wilds of Florida.

The workshop begins with a three-hour Saturday session from 2pm to 5pm. On Sunday, we begin at 11am and work through the day until 5pm, with a 90-minute discussion lunch break at the wonderful neighborhood restaurant, La Piscine. 

Dates for the next workshops will be set soon.

Generative Writing Workshops in Paris starting April 3, 2016 - with authors Jennifer K Dick & Lisa Pasold

This spring in Paris, I'm leading three writing workshops with author Jennifer K. Dick--who is a good friend & who helped edit two of my poetry books. Both Jen and I have taught creative writing workshops in Europe and North America, and we're thrilled to have a chance to work together in our favourite city. We're looking forward to talking about your work, sharing methods we've used to hone our writing practice, and discuss the wonderful books we continue to learn from. So far, we have three workshops on offer, each different. Check out the details... And note the special deal: If you sign up for all three, you get a 15euro discount.


Generative writing & Revision workshop (first of a drop-in series) Sunday, April 3, 15h - 18h.

Nourish the new, then bring already-written work to full strength--keep your writing motor fine-tuned!
Presented by authors Jennifer K Dick and Lisa Pasold.
35 euros at Lisa Pasold’s home in the 18th. Sign up and get location address by sending me a message on the contact page!

Ekphrastic workshop: words out of pictures Tuesday, April 5, 13h30 - 15h30

A museum visit and writing exercises presented by authors Jennifer K Dick and Lisa Pasold

23 euros (includes museum entrance fee)—Sign up and get location address via the contact page

Please bring a notebook & pen, or a tablet, which you are potentially able to write in while standing up. This workshop is aimed at all writers, writing at any level and in any genre. 

Autobiographical writing / generative memoir workshop Monday, May 2, 18h - 21h

Presented by authors Jennifer K Dick and Lisa Pasold, this workshop is in partnership with Ivy Writers Paris, hosting a reading and discussion dedicated to the Poetic Memoir on May 3rd.
35 euros at Lisa Pasold’s home in the 18th. Sign up and get location address via the contact page!

Jennifer K Dick is an American author of 3 books, including the science-memory collection Circuits (Corrupt, 2013) and 5 chapbooks of poetry—the most recent being No Title, (Estepa, Nov 2015). She also writes short fiction, translates French prose and poetry, and is an editor for VERSAL magazine out of Amsterdam. She taught novel writing workshops for years in Paris and has led creative writing, poetry writing and generative writing workshops in France, Spain and the USA. 

And you can read more about me, Lisa Pasold, on my you are already! I have led writing workshops from Dawson City in the Klondike to Winter Park, Florida. 

Travel Writing Workshops - with Secrets of Paris - October 3-7, 2016 - with authors Heather Stimmler-Hall & Lisa Pasold

Spend five unforgettable days in the City of Light learning the craft of travel writing through daily lessons and hands-on experiences in the field with professional travel journalists. You’ll come away with priceless insider knowledge you can use whether you’re looking to pursue a career in travel writing, earn extra cash with your personal travel blog, or simply plan your next vacation with the discerning eye of a travel pro. Fall Workshop October 3rd-7th More information here!

AUTUMN 2017 WRITE EVERY DAY - Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan Writers' Guilds present:

I've been writing every day for over a decade--my books come out of this practice, but it also clears my head, as a creative experience, every day. During my travels this fall, I'll be leading a "Write Every Day" workshop in a few different places. This 3-hour workshop includes a variety of writing prompts and approaches, geared both towards new writers and experienced writers looking for new ways forward. We'll have a practical discussion of how each person can develop a strategy to find time for daily writing. 

Sat, Sept 23 at 10:15, in Calgary (with the Alberta Writers Guild)

Tues, Oct 4 at 7pm in Winnipeg (with the Manitoba Writers Guild)

Tues, Oct 17, 6:30pm in Saskatoon (with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild)

(The links will give you more information for each city's workshop--thank you!)