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    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

    No class during
    Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of French. Our group leaders, native French speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only French for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of French.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment. Nos animateurs de langue maternelle française, proposent des sujets intéressants, animent les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle uniquement français pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors:  Christian Lebreton, Liliane Daniel, Sylvie Kerisit, Claire Prat, Melanie Razzetto

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau de francais.

    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 7
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This class is for students with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux personnes qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire et à celles qui souhaitent réactiver leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.

    Instructor: 
    Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

    Important:
    Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This Spanish Guided Discussion Group is open to people who speak Spanish almost fluently. Our group leaders, native
    speakers from Spain or Latin America, come up with interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your background in Spanish.


    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Espagnol est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent espagnol presque couramment. Nos animateurs, natifs d'Espagne ou d’Amérique Latine, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement espagnol pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'espagnol.

    Instructors:  Ethel Chesnoy),
         


    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.


    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors:  Shirley Dixon, Stephanie Brackfield. Dijana Vrban

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 9
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    Based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations, the goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication and help you in any activity where French is needed. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress. 

    Basé sur la compréhension et la simulation de situations pratiques, ce cours donne des éléments de communication et vous aide dans vos premiers pas dans la vie courante. Il vous permet d'acquérir les structures grammaticales basiques et les principales règles de prononciation. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant surtout en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course. The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations. It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary. Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta, has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Thursdays, 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This German Guided discussion Group is open to people with an advanced or intermediate level of German. Our group leaders from Germany suggest interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only German for 90 minutes.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui ont un niveau intermédiaire d'allemand ou le parle presque couramment. Nos animatrices allemandes suggèrent  des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors: Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet, Dorothée Yvernes, Nadine von Lukowicz

    • 06 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 1
    Tuesdays, 6 October 2015 to 28 June, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.



    This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    A ce niveau, vous avez acquis une certaine indépendance dans l’utilisation de la langue et vous êtes autonome face à de nombreuses situations de la vie courante. Ce cours vous permet d’affiner vos compétences dans des situations complexes et d’acquérir des structures linguistiques plus approfondies.

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.
    • 09 Oct 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Tuesdays (8:30 AM-10:00 AM) and Fridays (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM) from 9 October 2015 to 28 June 2016.


    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course. The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations. It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary. Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Master in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). For the past ten years, she has built up a combined business and French teaching experience in France and abroad.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 2:45 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 4:15 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Wednesdays from 21 October 2015 to 29 June 2016
    2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.


    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors: Ronni Malcolm, Anne Carson

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 25 Mar 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • 13 May 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent out 24hrs prior to class
    • 0

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    Fridays, 25 March, 1, 8, 15 April and 13 May, 2016 
    1:30pm - 4:00pm  
    Cost: €190 (five-part series); Pro-rata option: €45

    In a continuation of our popular series, we explore the contemporary art scene in Paris through weekly afternoon excursions.  Each outing teaches us more about contemporary art appreciation and collecting, as we discover a gallery neighborhood, artists to collect, an international art fair or an auction.

    March 25 - New art walk around avenue Matignon with galleries and auction house 

    April 1 - A private tour of the Drawing Now art fair for contemporary drawing Carreau du Temple (entrance extra, TBA)*

    April 8 - New art walk in Montparnasse (Villa Vassilieff, musée Bourdelle, a photo gallery...)

    April 15 - Design galleries from Art Déco - 50s to today in St-Germain-des-Prés 

    May 13 - A private tour of the Salon de Montrouge for emerging artists (entrance extra, TBA)*

    As always, we intersperse works we know you’ll enjoy with those that will push your boundaries, so we can appreciate the ever-changing frontiers of art.  Because we have so many repeat students, we now approach the classes somewhat like a Socratic dialogue, as we pursue the answer to the question, “What is great art, now?”

    If you’re a novice, you’ll come away from these interactive sessions with a good sense of how art collecting works.  If you’re already actively collecting you’ll come away with ideas for artists to watch, and collect, right now. 

    * Please note that there is an additional cost for entrance into these exhibitions.

    Additional information
    • Space is limited. Register soon to avoid disappointment.
    • Meeting location information will be sent to students 24 hours prior to class.

    About the instructor

    Caroline Etter is an art consultant, historian of art, and a friend to collectors and artists, who has been immersed in the Paris art scene for 15 years.  After graduating from the Sorbonne with a degree in 20th-century decorative arts, she has worked at the Villa Medicis in Rome and at Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.  She is also a curator, journalist and gallery manager working with private and corporate clients.

    Photo credit: City Art Insider

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    • 05 Apr 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • 24 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 1

    Tuesdays, 5, 12  April and 3, 10, 17 and 24 May 2016
    4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cost: €165

    Writing Your First Novel. Here's the chance to explore that novel you've always wanted to write, working with a small group to hatch ideas, learn about possible pitfalls and discover some tried and true basics. Bring your idea and/or work in progress and let's go! 

    About the Instructor
    Dr Gretel Furner,
    Oxford University, PhD on the modern novel, University of the Saarland, Germany. Assoc. Professor of German, George Washington University.  Instructor, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Since 2003, instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.

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    • 03 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
    • 3
    Tuesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 May 2016
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Cost: €165

    This course is aimed at photo enthusiasts who want to develop their artistic sensitivity and explore fine art photography.

    During the workshop, you will study the photographic narrative, concept, style, and purpose of your personal work. Students will analyze their own images and also review new trends in contemporary photography, without forgetting about the great photography masters.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn about fine art photography
    • gain the necessary tools to develop their work
    • critique their own work
    Course requirements
    • Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
    • Suitable for advanced levels of photographers.
    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 09 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Meeting details sent via email before each class
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mondays, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May (4 sessions)

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Cost: €180


    Paris is a city made for exploration and discovery. No matter how many days, months, or years you have been here, there are always new subjects to discover and secrets to unearth in every part of Paris.


    In this course we will practice, practice, practice the art and technique of photography by exploring the city, from the known to the unknown, from lively quartiers to tranquil corners, from traditional Paris to the 21st century. Join us as we discover the real Paris via our own personal artistic perspective.


    Each class will start in a café of the chosen quartier to discuss the photo lessons of the session. You’ll explore the area on a mission to really see the light, colors, characters, details, lines, forms, and shapes. You’ll get hands-on practice with your camera and have your questions answered on the spot. At the end of each class, you’ll review the images from the previous week’s expedition to learn from the successes and challenges.

    Students can expect to:

    • Become more familiar with their camera

    • Learn about exposure, composition, and how to engage their subjects

    • Have their technical questions answered directly

    • Participate in a friendly critique session of their work


    Course Requirements

    • Suitable for all levels of photographers


    About the Instructor

    Meredith Mullins is a popular photo instructor and fine-art photography mentor, an internationally exhibited photographer, and a winner of international photography competitions, including the Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, PX3 Competition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and Worldwide Gala Photo Awards. She is the author of the award-winning book In a Paris Moment and the Director and Co-Founder of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.

    Photo Credit: Pamela Fickes-Miller

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    • 10 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Balard
    • 9

    Tuesdays,  10, 17, 24, 31 May, and 7, 14 June 2016
    2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Cost: €240 

    Pro-rata option also available: €48 per session

    Paris is a fabulous place to study painting.  This class draws on the riches of the Orsay Museum and the Centre Pompidou to inspire and instruct a variety of painting approaches and techniques.  Gauguin’s luminous color, Cezanne’s brush stroke, and the spatial twists and turns of a Braque still life are a few examples.  Painting enhances your understanding of color and composition. It solicits your imagination as it engages you with the beauty of the world around you.

    Exercises will include:

    • Observing and painting color from nature
    • Mixing pigments to achieve harmonious color compositions
    • Rendering light and shade, adding color with transparent glazes
    • Studies from paintings on display in Paris galleries and museums
    • Exploring paint and color as a form of self-expression

    This course is designed for those who:

    • Enjoy color and want to learn more about how it works
    • Appreciate paintings and want to understand color and composition
    • Seek a creative experience in a supportive group atmosphere
    • Wish to enhance their visual perception
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements

    No experience in drawing is necessary; just bring your curiosity and willingness to experiment.  Acrylic paints and paper are supplied.  A list of other materials and the addresses of Paris art supply stores will be offered at the first class meeting.

    About the instructor

    Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections.  Visit her professional website and teaching blog.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson

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    • 11 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Balard
    • 14
    Wednesdays,  11, 18, 25 May, and 1, 8, 15 June 2016
    10:00am - 12:30pm
    Cost: €240 

    Pro-rata option also available: €48 per session

    This class meets weekly in Jan Olsson’s Paris art studio. It is designed for:

    • Beginners who would like to learn to draw, but find it hard to start
    • Those with experience who wish to refresh their drawing skills
    • Anyone wishing to enhance their perceptual skills
    • Students who desire the structure and inspiration of weekly sessions
    • Those who would benefit from the guidance of an experienced teacher
    • Those who enjoy practicing in a group

    When you draw you learn to see.  The world unfolds before your eyes, one page and one mark at a time.  In this drawing studio, every experience is as fun as it is challenging.  Through attentive observation, engaged imagination, and practical study from samples of contemporary and traditional artists' drawings, students learn a wide variety of approaches and techniques. These include:

    • Line drawings in pencil or pen from botanical subjects
    • Rendering light and shadow in charcoal
    • Creating depth and volume with pen and ink wash
    • Composing a composition from a still life or photograph
    • Creating texture with combined media
    • Drawing with colored pencils and chalk pastels
    • Figure drawing and portraiture from a live model
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course Requirements

    This class is suitable for all levels.  Specialty papers and drawing ink are provided.  A supply list and addresses of Paris art supply stores will be provided at the first class meeting. The date for the class utilizing a model will be provided at the first class meeting as well.

    About the Instructor
    Jan Olsson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing. Since her tenure at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Jan has specialized in continuing studio arts education for adults.  Visit her
    professional website and teaching blog.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson

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    • 12 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Artist's studio, 75004 Paris; Métro: Pont Marie, Hôtel de Ville
    • 10

    Thursdays, 12 and 19 May, 2016 (two sessions) 

    10 AM - 1 PM

    Cost: 90  


    It's fun to think about how you would you portray yourself in a self-portrait. (We're talking more than a selfie here.) Would you show your whole body or just a part. Would you use props or places that have meaning for you? Would you dress a certain way or play with interesting disguises? Would you show inanimate objects that represent you, rather than your living, breathing self?  What is the best way to show who you really are?


    This course will inspire self-discovery, provide new and useful technical tools, and offer fun hands-on ways of creating the photographic self-portrait. (After all, your subject is always available.) We'll study the art of the self-timer, lighting, costume and set design, light painting, multiple exposure, collage techniques, and layering in Photoshop.


    Students can expect to:

    • become more familiar with their camera

    • learn about exposure, composition, lighting, collage, and simple Photoshop tools

    • have their technical questions answered directly

    • participate in a friendly critique session of their work


    Course Requirements


    • Suitable for all levels of photographers


    About the Instructor

    Meredith Mullins is a popular photo instructor and fine-art photography mentor, an internationally exhibited photographer, and a winner of international photography competitions, including the Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, PX3 Competition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and Worldwide Gala Photo Awards. She is the author of the award-winning book In a Paris Moment and the Director and Co-Founder of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.

    Photo Credit: Joanna Crettenand

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    • 13 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office - 10 rue Tiphaine - 75015 Paris
    • 14

    Friday, 13th May

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Free to WICE members


    "The Custom of the Country" by Edith Wharton

    A brief summary of this great novel:
    Edith Wharton s lacerating satire on marriage and materialism in turn-of-the-century New York features her most selfish, ruthless, and irresistibly outrageous female character.
    Undine Spragg is an exquisitely beautiful but ferociously acquisitive young woman from the Midwest who comes to New York to seek her fortune. She achieves her social ambitions but only at the highest cost to her family, her admirers, and her several husbands. Wharton lavished on Undine an imaginative energy that suggests she was as fascinated as she was appalled by the alluring monster she had created. It is the complexity of her attitude that makes "The Custom of the Country" with its rich social and emotional detail and its headlong narrative power one of the most fully realized and resonant of her works.

    Instructor: This meeting of the WICE Bilingual Book Group will be led by Dijana Vrban
    • 13 May 2016
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private tasting room, 75005; Métro: Jussieu or Cardinal Lemoine
    • 4

    Friday, May 13 2016
    8–10:30 pm
    65 euros


    The Loire is a white region! Even if you appreciate its light red wines made with Cabernet or Gamay, you can not find another region producing more fresh, lively, and mineral wines than the Loire. 

    But the Loire is not one big region. It's four different parts growing different grapes with different styles. From Nantes to Sancerre, we will explore this difference, tasting wines made with Melon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and the rare Romorantin, planted by King Henry the 4th.



    Instructor: 
     Thierry Givone was born and raised in Burgundy, with two uncles working for a prestigious winemaker in Beaune. After graduating from the Wine and Spirit Education and the Wine University of Bordeaux, he created Wine Tasting in Paris to share his passion for wine. He is a jury member for wine competitions and provides tastings for visitors from all over the world. We are fortunate that he is opening his private tasting room especially for WICE members.



    • 18 May 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Private Residence, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75009 Paris; Métro: Bonne Nouvelle
    • 0

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    Wednesday, 18 May 2016
    Cost: €55

    We are getting ready for warmer weather and that means lighter dishes. 

    This class features how to roast thick fillets. This makes for a lovely presentation for entertaining.  Next, you will learn how to make a delicious sauce using white wine, cream and the roasting juices.of firmwhite-flesh fish.  The fillets will be wrapped in thinly-sliced bacon and then roasted.  Yes, you read that right!  Roasted fish!

    Our dessert is the classic French Lemon Tart with a special twist.  Learn how to whip white chocolate ganache for that perfect finish.  

    Check out the classic French cooking techniques you will learn in this class:

    • How to lard and tie a roast
    • How to make a pan sauce
    • How to make tart pastry
    • How to make lemon custard
    • How to whip ganache for decoration

    About the Instructor

    Chef Randall Price will share with us his passion for French cuisine, drawing on his 25 years of experience cooking in France for heads of state and working as Chef-Instructor at the professional Paris cooking school, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne.  His entertaining style, easy-to-follow demonstrations and focus on classic French techniques will inspire you to reproduce these authentic French dishes at home. 

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    • 18 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 10

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016             

    Free Event

    “Once upon a time, there was a Belgian princess.” 

    That sentence may summon up the vision of an elegant chateau and a lavish lifestyle, but this princess forsook her worldly life in the late ‘60s  for a lonely little farm which she populated with dogs, cats, goats, ferrets, the odd iguana, pig or donkey – even snakes – all abandoned, mistreated, or orphaned through an owner’s death.  Though the generous princess has left us, her legacy, the Refuge of Thiernay near Nevers in central France, lives on.  There, some 120 animals find shelter, affection, veterinary services, dedicated volunteers, and in many cases, even adoptive families. Managing all this as well as dealings with social services and the justice system is Amelia Tarzi – a professional interpreter whose languages now include barks, meows, whinnies and braying. Come hear how she fields both the routine and the extraordinary at this admirable animal refuge.

    A day trip to the shelter led by Amelia Tarzi is being organized on Tuesday, June 22, or Wednesday, June 23. Train leaves from Paris-Bercy at 9 a.m. and arrives in Nevers at 10:57. Return to Paris in time for dinner. Lunch will be served at the shelter. To sign up or find out more, email lectures@wice-paris.org.

    About the Instructor

    Though a member of both the New York and the English bars, lawyer and conference interpreter Amelia Tarzi has long been an activist for animals.  Starting with board membership for the Geneva S.P.A in the ‘80s, she was also a government inspector for farm and research-exploited animals there, and in the ‘90s became Vice-President of the A.S.P.C.A, in the U.S.A.  In 2011 she assumed the presidency of the Refuge de Thiernay, yet still participates actively in animal protection organizations in both Geneva and Nice.

    With animal protection measures now more than ever before making headlines, Amelia is the perfect person to tell us the latest.

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    • 20 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    Friday, 20 May 2016
    6:30pm - 8:00pm  

    Join WICE as we host a celebration of WICE Member Photography with an exceptional Opening Night Vernissage at the WICE office.

    Shadows and Light: Photography Exhibition

    We are certain that you will be amazed and proud of the talent of our two featured photographers, Candice Chevaillier and Michelle Beary, who have gained experience through the WICE photography Visual Arts Program! 

    The Exhibition is a culmination of the WICE “Creating a Personal Photographic Project” Workshop

    Join us in a toast and celebrate our creative WICE member photographers.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Everyone is Welcome, Bring a Friend!

    • 21 May 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Porte de Versailles
    • 15

    Saturday, 21 May 2016

    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Cost: €100

    Come and join Jan in the beautiful historic site known as La Ruche for a Saturday full of fun and surprises.  Learn the basics of printmaking through a simple and popular technique known as the 'monotype'.

    Making a monotype print involves no toxic materials or laborious technique.  As its name suggests, a monotype is a one-of-a-kind print.  Rather than carving or etching, a monotype is made by painting with ink on a smooth surface. Degas loved its ease and used it to create strong atmospheric light and bold textures.  Contemporary artists are drawn to it for its immediacy.  One can make a print in just a few minutes with almost no technical skill, and some of the monotype techniques do not require a press.  One needn’t know how to draw or paint to make monotypes.  Stamping, stenciling and collage can be used to create a myriad of beautiful effects. Click here to see a sampling of Jan Olsson’s student prints and to learn more about the medium.

    This class is perfect for:

    • Anyone who would enjoy having a new experience in creativity
    • Working WICE members who would enjoy relaxing and creating on a Saturday
    • Artists of all kinds who want to learn and practice new techniques
    • Former students of Jan’s printmaking workshops who would like to continue
    • Those who enjoy sharing a creative learning process within a small, convivial group
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements
    No skills and no previous knowledge of the medium is necessary.  This workshop is open to all levels, artists and non-artists alike, and may be repeated by anyone wishing to continue exploring the process.

    Materials: All materials will be provided for this full-day course.

    About the instructor

    Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990.  While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level.  Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. Visit her professional website for examples of her work.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson


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    • 26 May 2016
    • 2:30 PM
    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Artist's Studio, Paris, 75015; Metro: Balard
    • 15

    Thursdays,  26 May, and 2, 9, 16, 23 June 2016
    2:30pm - 5:00pm
    Cost: €185 
    Pro-rata option also available:
     €40 per session

    Come out and enjoy Paris in the spring and learn or practice drawing skills while you create a one-of-a-kind visual journal of your experience. This is not only a drawing class, although drawing will be our focus during group outings. You’ll also be invited to collage photographs, ticket stubs, postcards, decorative papers, poetry, quotations, notes … you name it ... on to the pages of your sketchbook to create your own carnet de voyage. For samples of student pages from prior classes similar to this one, please click here.

    This class is designed for:

    • Anyone who enjoys sightseeing in Paris and would like to record that experience
    • Those who would like to draw outdoors with a group and receive instruction in drawing
    • Anyone who may already be keeping a sketchbook or journal and would like to enhance that activity with new, creative ideas
    • Writers or journalists wishing to add a visual element to their work

    Class sessions will include:

    • Visits to Paris parks and other locations of interest including Parc Monceau, Jardin de Luxembourg, Quais de la Seine and Tuileries
    • A group café discussion at the end of each class meeting
    • Last class meeting in the artist’s studio to complete pages and share (guests welcome to join us for 5 o’clock tea!)
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements

    This class is open to all. Only the desire to create and a sense of adventure are required.

    About the instructor

    Prior to settling in Paris, Jan Olsson was awarded the Professional Fellowship in Painting from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris’ most competitive juried exhibitions and are included in both private and museum collections. Visit her professional website and teaching blog.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson

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    • 26 May 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Private residence, 75116 Paris; Métro: Boissière
    • 3

    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    7:30–10:00 pm
    65 euros


    When any kind of festivities approach, the bubbles are never far. "I am tasting the stars," said Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon, one of the true pioneers in the making of champagne. And we taste the stars too.

    Champagne. What are the stories behind the "grandes maisons?" Why do they taste so different? What is the champagne-making process? Where do the bubbles come from?

    Join us and celebrate as we taste different champagnes, followed by gourmet sweet and savory plates, finding out exactly why this region gives France its good name.

    Instructor: lène Goble comes from a wine-producing family in Bordeaux and organizes wine tasting events and annual wine tours of the Bordeaux area. As well as presenting wines, she will introduce you to the French “savoir-vivre.” She is a graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.
    • 27 May 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Meet at 10:20 am at the entrance of Metro Pont Marie (Line 7)

    Friday, 27 May 2016                                               10:30am - 01:30pm
    Cost: €25

    A walk to enjoy the essence of Paris on the two islands.

    First, the magical Ile St Louis, with its elegant architecture and aristocratic mansions.  This island was a favourite with artists and writers in the 19th century and the lost generation of the 1920s who all savoured its old world charm.  It now has many restaurants, pretty boutiques and the famous Berthillon ice creams.

    We then cross to Ile de la Cité to look at the architecture and sculptures of Notre Dame Cathedral, the history of the island where Paris was first founded.  We will explore some picturesque old streets and the hear how Paris developed into the majestic city of today, and see the poignant memorial to those who were deported during the Occupation.

    About the Instructor: Brad Newfield. Highly experienced walking guide in Paris.

    Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
    • 8
    Thursdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

    Cost: €200

    Intrigued by the variety of modes and settings on your camera? Get away from the simple choice of shooting with an automatic mode by mastering when to use the other settings.

    This course explores in-depth the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings. Each class starts with an explanation of each element and continues with practical work in difficult lighting conditions. A review and suggestions of your images will follow.
     
    Students can expect to:
    • learn about the manual mode settings on their camera
    • learn about ISO, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations
    • get hands-on experience with practical assignments
    • participate in a friendly critique of their work.
    Course requirements
    • Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
    • Suitable for all levels of photographers
    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 03 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • meet at 02.15 PM. Meeting point to be announced.
    • 18

    Friday, 3 June 2016                                                  
    Cost: €26

    Located in Rueil
    Malmaison, in the western suburb of Paris, the chateau was built in the 17th century.  It was the residence of Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte and became the headquarters of the French government from 1800-1802.  After Napoleon divorced Josephine in 1809 for not bearing a son, she continued to live in this castle until her death in 1814.

    The public rooms and the Emperor's study have been restored to their original 17th-century splendor.  We will see original furniture, busts of the Napoleon family, portraits of Josephine and Napoleon in their happier days, and the famous Napoleon Crossing the
    Alps by Jacques-Louis David.

    We will experience the grandeur of Josephine's incredible bedroom, bathroom and dressing rooms, as well as seeing her wardrobe of robes and gowns.

    With our guide, Catherine, enjoy a visit to this exquisite private country residence, where we will hear about the important political decisions made by Napoleon, including the Civil Code and the Legion of Honour.

    About the Guide

    Holding a PhD in British and American Studies from the Sorbonne, Catherine Estivalezes was involved for years in a foundation for promoting contemporary art, before returning to Art History studies.  She has several years of experience in guiding, including districts, monuments, museums, and temporary exhibitions.  She also coordinates several tours all over Europe.


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    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paris 17th arrondissement; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
    • 5

    Tuesday 7 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Cost: €55

    Tired of accumulating millions of pictures that get lost in hard drives or external discs ? Learn how to create a personal photo book, organizing your archives in a creative and interesting way.

    Creating a photo book is not only about making an album, it's also about telling a story. It means thinking about the layout, how to put the pictures together and how to harmonize them.  It's also about selecting the pictures; it's very important to tell a coherent story throughout.

    Other questions to consider include: how to print the images? Whether to make the book by your own hands or order it through the net?  And in the event you want to publish the book as an artist, how best to publish it?  Through an editor or self-publish?

    Family album or artist book, the photo book is an essential tool for preserving and showing our photographs.  This course is an easy introduction to the photo book world and the beauty of telling stories with images.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn the basics of photo book creation
    • learn about various publication options
    • work on developing their own photo book during class

    Course Requirements

    • Students are requested to bring a laptop to class.
    • Suitable for all levels of photographers

    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate in photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Meet at 10:20 am at metro station Abbesses

    Friday, 10 June 2016

    10:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Cost: €25

    On this picturesque walk, you will discover a neighborhood that has a different flavor from the rest of Paris and was a favorite for the artists of the late-19th and early 20th-centuries.  You will see the old winding streets, the vineyard, the artists' studios (Renoir, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso), the quiet gardens, the famous Lapin Agile cabaret, the place du Tertre with its street artists and portrait sketchers, the Sacré Coeur Basilica and a stunning view over the city.  Meet at metro Abbesses (use the elevator to get to street level, the station is deep!).

    Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

    Instructor: Brad Newfield. Highly experienced walking guide in Paris. 

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    • 10 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • WICE Office - 10 rue Tiphaine - 75015 Paris
    • 15

    Friday, June 10, 2016
    2:00 -4:00 pm

    Free to WICE members

    The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    "The Lowland" is a good novel that takes place both in India and U.S., describing events in second half of 20th century that changed India, looking through the fate of two brothers who choose different paths in their lives and in some way due to that both would be punished.
    The story is written in suspenseful although kind of intimate manner and manages to tell reader a story about not only these two characters and time in which they're living in, but also about the past generations that built Indian society making it so specific in relation to the whole world.


    Instructor:
    The group discussion will be led by Dijana Vrban
    • 12 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TBD near Memorial de la Shoah, 17 rue Geoffroy L'Asnier, 75004 Paris
    • 5

    Sunday, 12 June 2016
    3:00pm Memorial de la Shoah for a free guided tour (optional)
    5:00pm Café location TBD day of event

    “In exile, the café is the one place where life goes on.”

    Hermann Kesten wrote this about his exile to Sanary-sur-Mer, France in the 1930s.  Many German and Austrian writers fled here during the rise of Nazism. These included Bertold Brecht, Thomas Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger and Stefan Zweig, among others.  We will focus our Paris café talk on the lives and writings of a few of these intellectuals in exile in Sanary.

    We will also turn our attention to Marseille and an American man named Varian Fry. During a 13-month period from 1940 to 1941, Fry and a small group of volunteers arranged for the illegal, and sometimes very dramatic, escapes of artists and intellectuals to the United States. 

    The Memorial de la Shoah is a museum and memorial dedicated to helping visitors better understand the genocide of Jews during World War II. If you wish to visit the Holocaust memorial before the talk, there is a free guided tour in English for individuals from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

    Photos courtesy of Memorial de la Shoah

    Visit coordinator: Wendy Dubreuil is a true Francophile, married to a French man.  She holds a BA in French and a MA in International Communication from the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC and has extensive international experience, including work with the U.N.

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    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Location details will be sent 24 hrs before the start of class.
    • 8
    Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    10 AM - 2 PM

    Cost: €55

    If you enjoy everyday life stories, ordinary people, and still life, this workshop is for you. We are surrounded by beauty at every instant, and you will learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images.

    You will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street, through a market, or in a crowd during a day of national celebration. You will train your eye while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn about composition in photography
    • develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph
    • get hands-on experience through practical assignments.

    Course Requirements

    • Suitable for all levels of photographers
    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

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    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Private tasting room, 75005, Métro:- Jussieu or Cardinal Lemoine
    • 8

    Friday, June 17th 2016

    8 - 10.30 Pm

    65 Euros

    As the weather turns warmer and the terraces beckon, we turn our minds and palates to the wines of Provence and The Languedoc, it's Rosé season!

    Image result for rosé wine pictures

    Spend an evening discerning the subtle differences of the regions and educating your palate, and maybe find some new favourites for the Summer season ahead.

    Instructor:  Thierry Givone was born and raised in Burgundy, with two uncles working for a prestigious winemaker in Beaune. After graduating from the Wine and Spirit Education and the Wine University of Bordeaux, he created Wine Tasting in Paris to share his passion for wine. He is a jury member for wine competitions and provides tastings for visitors from all over the world. We are fortunate that he is opening his private tasting room especially for WICE members.





    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Photography studio; exact location will be sent prior to the start of class.
    • 4

    Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Cost: €85

    A beautiful portrait can give us insight into the expression, personality, and mood of a subject. The focus is usually on the face but context and background can be included.

    This course offers participants a special opportunity to learn about studio portrait photography. Not only will you get practical advice on lighting using umbrellas, soft boxes and reflectors, you'll also learn how to direct a model and posing techniques. A review and suggestions for your images will follow.

    Students can expect to:

    • learn the keys to portrait photography
    • learn about studio lighting techniques
    • get hands-on experience with practical assignments
    • participate in a friendly critique of their work.

    Course Requirements

    • A camera that can be set in manual mode
    • Space is limited; sign up early to avoid disappointment

    About the instructor

    Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Masters in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate in photography, Juan Manual works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

    Image Credit: © Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Artist's Studio, 75015 Paris; Metro: Porte de Versailles
    • 15

    Saturday, 25 June 2016

    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Cost: €100 

    Come and join Jan in the beautiful historic site known as La Ruche for a Saturday full of fun and surprises. Learn the basics of printmaking through a simple and popular technique known as the 'monotype'.

    Making a monotype print involves no toxic materials or laborious technique. As its name suggests, a monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Rather than carving or etching, a monotype is made by painting with ink on a smooth surface. Degas loved its ease and used it to create strong atmospheric light and bold textures. Contemporary artists are drawn to it for its immediacy. One can make a print in just a few minutes with almost no technical skill, and some of the monotype techniques do not require a press. One needn’t know how to draw or paint to make monotypes. Stamping, stenciling and collage can be used to create a myriad of beautiful effects. Click here to see a sampling of Jan Olsson’s student prints and to learn more about the medium.

    This class is perfect for:

    • Anyone who would enjoy having a new experience in creativity
    • Working WICE members who would enjoy relaxing and creating on a Saturday
    • Artists of all kinds who want to learn and practice new techniques
    • Former students of Jan’s printmaking workshops who would like to continue
    • Those who enjoy sharing a creative learning process within a small, convivial group
    Click here to see samples of Jan's student's work.

    Course requirements

    No skills and no previous knowledge of the medium is necessary. This workshop is open to all levels, artists and non-artists alike, and may be repeated by anyone wishing to continue exploring the process.

    Materials: All materials will be provided for this full-day course.

    About the instructor

    Jan Olsson has been working in her studio at La Ruche since 1990. While studying for her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, Jan also studied etching, lithography and silkscreen printing, and has since taught advanced printmaking courses at college level. Shortly after she purchased and installed an etching press at La Ruche, Jan began working with monotype prints, one of her favorite mediums. You may visit her professional website for examples of her work.

    Image credit: Jan Olsson


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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 7
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Nahid Rachlin


    Whether you're a beginner or an advanced writer, the challenge in this course will be to hone your skills for writing a novella and/or short story, from brainstorming to writing to editing.  This will be done through discussions of character, voice, point of view, structure and other craft elements.  We will comment on the pieces you hand in as well as on in-class writing exercises.

    We will study two published short stories, one by William Trevor and another by Alice Munro.  We will recall the great novellas like Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Old Man and the Sea, Of Mice and Men and The Third Man.  The aim is to get your story to the point that it is as good as it can be.

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016.  For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional
    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 5
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor Michelle Huneven

    Michelle HunevenAt their best, memoirs, personal essays, and other forms of creative non-fiction are a compelling mix of keen observation, vivid expression, and clarity of thought.  In this workshop, we will develop our individual voices, address ways to research and report our subjects, and explore the use of literary techniques to create non-fiction that is lively, evocative, meaningful, and deeply true.  We will discuss dialogue, narration, sentences, structuring strategies, and other elements of craft as they arise in the work we’re reading.  

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation). Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Ayana Mathis

    Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    Writers are urged (relentlessly) to "find their voices"-- a frustrating bit of advice if ever there was one. Voice is among the most elusive of craft terms.  What is it exactly?  Of what does it consist?  How does one go about developing it?  Certainly voice includes style, but that is so unique and organic to each writer that it only further confuses the issue.  This workshop will dismantle voice into practical (and comprehensible) elements as they relate to longer fiction: narration (point of view), character development and theme.  We'll also discuss the ways in which voice is supported, or stymied, by structure.  To aid in our exploration the seminar will include short readings, as relevant, by Marilynne Robinson, Edward P. Jones and Marlon James among others.

    Requirements: Submit a 15-25 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

    Image: Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 7
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Instructor: Marilyn Hacker

    This course will explore the possibilities of meter in English poetry, from iambic pentameter to quantitative meters (alcaics and sapphics, for example)  to syllabic forms.

    Requirements: Submit 5-10 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages, by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • Left bank, Paris
    Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July 2016
    Cost: 60 (for PWW participants)
           
    100 (for general public)

    In the traditional publishing world, an agent is essential to having your work read by editors and publishers.  Paris Writers' Workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet with an agent and present your work.  Take advantage of this consultation to find out what your manuscript needs to get noticed and what publishing opportunities might be available to you.

    You must pre-register: Your 15-minute consultation appointment time will be provided upon your arrival on 26 June 2016.  Consultation times vary by participant but will occur sometime Thursday, 30 June or Friday, 1 July 2016.

    Manuscript Submission: Instructions for manuscript submission will be provided after registration confirmation.

    Requirements: Registrations for those participating in a
    PWW master class, the fee is
    €60.  If you have not registered for a master class, the rate is €100.

    Cancellation Policy: For cancellations made before 27 May 2016 your fee will be refunded in full.  No refunds will apply to cancellations made after this date.

    Photo: © Alastair Arthur

    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
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    Expert Panel: Getting Published Today

    Thursday, 30 June, 2016

    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Writing your book, (or short story, or poem, or essay) is only half of the battle. The next hurdle is getting it published.

    Do you know how to get your manuscript noticed? Have you wondered whether it is better to self-publish, seek out a traditional publisher or explore the relatively new third option of partner publishing? Do you need an agent, or an editor, and how do you find a reputable one? Our panel will address all of these questions and more.

    Learn about your options from those "in the know." Our expert panel includes publishers, agents, editors, and authors. They will give advice on how to improve your chances of seeing your work in print, or on e-readers, as the case may be.

    This panel is a part of the Paris Writers' Workshop.

    This event is free to PWW participants.

    For those not enrolled in a PWW master class, the fee is 
    10. The fee must be paid in advance for attendees to be added to the guest list.


    This event will be held at UNESCO

    7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

    Please note: UNESCO is a secure building. Please allow extra time to pass through the screening area and check-in at the front desk. You will have to leave a form of ID at the front desk in order to enter the building. You will find guides in the lobby with WICE signs waiting to escort you to the panel room.

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    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Left Bank, Paris
    Friday, 1 July 2016  
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Cost: €50

    The closing dinner on the last evening has become a feature of the Paris Writers' Workshop - a chance to relax with new friends, talk further with the faculty and presenters, and unwind after the pressures of the week.

    Join us for this great opportunity to socialize with new and published authors.

    The dinner will be held at a historic French brasserie Café du Commerce.

    Bon Appétit!

    All WICE Members and Paris Writers' Workshop participants are welcome to attend.

    Photo: Dana Voss

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