About the Fellowship

The AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS Visiting Fellowship Program is sponsored by the de Groot Foundation.

The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris while participating actively in the life of the American Library. Fellowship applicants should be working on a book project, fiction or non-fiction, or a feature-length documentary film, which resonates with the Library’s Franco-American tradition and interests. To learn more or to apply for a fellowship, please visit: http://americanlibraryinparis.org/events-programs/visiting-fellowship.html

American Library in Paris Fellowship is sponsored by the de Groot Foundation

 Fall Fellows – 2016


Anna Leahy
Anna Leahy: “As a poet, I’m particularly interested in the ways that form and structure shape content and in the ways that subject matter may lead to particular choices about form. I plan to share some of my favorite work by poets such as Lucille Clifton, Dorianne Laux, and Nancy Kuhl, and to talk about the choices those poets made—consciously or unconsciously—in writing their poems. Participants in this session will practice some of the constraints or techniques used in these published poems by drafting their own work.”


dechowDoug Dechow: “I’m a digital humanist who works, under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with the Center for American War Letters (CAWL) at Chapman University. This archive contains personal, war-related correspondences from the American Revolution through to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan. I plan to talk about how we accept donated materials, digitize these materials, and use them to ask important questions. I’ll share some of what I hope will come out of this project in the context of what digital can do for the humanities.”

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

–Nelson Mandela

Past Fellows

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Megan Mayhew BergmanMegan Mayhew Bergman, Spring 2016 Visiting Fellow

Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in North Carolina and now lives on a small farm in Vermont. She is the Associate Director of Bennington College’s MFA program.. …More

Lan Samantha ChangSamantha Chang, Fall 2015 Visiting Fellow

The Library’s visiting fellow, Lan Samantha Chang, speaks about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s revisions and editing process as he completed his masterwork The Great Gatsby. …More

Anthony FlintAnthony Flint completed work on his book: Modern Man: The Life of Corbusier while a fellow at the American Library.

Alex DanchovAlex Danchev’s fellowship time was focused on a book about the life of the surrealist painter René Magritte. Alex was Visiting Fellow in Fall, 2014. …More

Dr. Susan HinerSusan Hiner

Dr. Hiner was a fellow in the summer of 2015.

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates is a 2015 MacArthur fellow “genius” grant recipient. He was the Library’s Visiting Fellow in early 2015. …More