November, 2022

Announcing Tech Talk!

A WICE Members' Benefit!
All your tech questions answered--for free!

Do you have trouble with Zoom? Confused by the WICE website?
Not sure how to make an appointment on Doctolib?

Now you can get help—for free—from the friendly and knowledgeable WICE TECH TEAM:  Jonathan Weiland, Mike Franks, Dania Lawand,
and Richard Perlman.

Inaugural Tech Talk session, on Zoom: 
TONIGHT! Wednesday, 2 November, 18h – 19h.

What to expect…
  1. The tech team will cover a few general topics like how to update Zoom (a must-do) and how to sign up for an event on the WICE website.
  2. Team members will answer questions that have been submitted in advance. (Email your questions/problems to techquestions@wice-paris.org).  
  3. Q and A session with Zoom participants.
We hope to offer these hour-long informal sessions regularly, perhaps monthly, depending on interest.

Registration is limited to 16 people. REGISTER HERE

Tech Talk is free but you must register to participate.
Send your questions to techquestions@wice-paris.org. Register here.

Disclaimer: This is advice only and to the best of our volunteers’ ability.  WICE does not guarantee results and is not responsible for any damages to personal devices that may occur.

Holiday Apéro December 8 
for members and guests!

Stay tuned for details.
Tech Talk, Flash Fiction, How to Build a Story, and iPhone Photography:
These new courses are just the beginning!

The WICE board is working hard to expand course offerings for upcoming trimesters.
Soon you'll receive a survey to solicit your suggestions and requests. 
Bilingual Book Group

The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi
The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi
Registration Open!
Friday November 18  •  14h - 15h30 CET  •   Location tbd

Sandro Veronesi’s The Hummingbird (Il Colibri / Le Colibri) traces a Florentine family and its experiences of life and its complex emotional challenges.  Told through a myriad of narrative styles, The Hummingbird is a rich portrait of human existence in all its glory, love, and sorrow.

The Hummingbird was awarded the 2021 Premio Strega and the Prix du Livre Étranger 2021 France Inter / Le Point.

‘The Hummingbird is a masterly novel, a brilliantly conceived mosaic of love and tragedy,’ Ian McEwan.

‘Le colibri de Sandro Veronesi est un chef-d’œuvre bouleversant. D’une beauté absolue jusque dans les moindres détails,’ Corriere della Sera.

Participants Comment On...

How to Build a Story (Let Your Madman Out!)
Taught by Ellen Bryson, 22 October

This two-hour class is designed to free up writers' subconscious creativity (their “madman”). Using photos, props, and short verbal cues, participants developed characters and storylines, and finished by writing the potential beginning of a short story or novel. 
Ellen said, “Every time I teach this workshop the attendees surprise me. This time their natural creativity came through in such interesting ways . . . quirky, thoughtful, and voicing a little of their inner madman.” 
And the attendees?
“. . . I liked it a lot.” – Mary Bartlett
“I felt the content was thought provoking and effective in being able to get something down on paper and understanding the process. It left me wanting more, which is great!” – Tess Whelan
“The exercises . . . were really a nice way of getting at a story!” – Maxima Baudissin
“. . . the class was great – good content, well organized and presented. In addition, Ellen was encouraging and her enthusiasm infectious. I’ll watch for her future classes!” – Anne Daignaut
For information about future offerings of this class, contact WICE at wice@wice-paris.org
Ellen Bryson, standing, and four WICE members at her recent writing workshop,
"How to Build a Story (Let Your Madman Out).”

Spotlight on

The Volunteer coordinator recruits, trains, informs, and motivates volunteers for all WICE departments and maintain the volunteer database on Wild Apricot. (WA is not difficult to learn; we can train you.)

We’ve posted a job description for the Volunteer Coordinator on the WICE website here: Volunteer Coordinator Job Description.

Please take a look. Please consider applying. Even if you cannot do it all, it’s possible you can help out

Email us today with your experience and availability at:  

And don't forget, we are always looking for volunteers to do many tasks!


WICE Language Courses
FALL TRIMESTER: September 19 - December 16, 2022

These classes have available spaces at reduced tuition:
(All languages classes will be remote for the Fall trimester.)
  • French 3
  • French 4 
  • French Films 
  • English Guided Discussion
  • Flash Fiction
For additional information for each course, visit the WICE Website


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Mail Boxes Etc. #275
141 Avenue Félix Faure
75015 Paris 

To contact us via email: wicedirect@wice-paris.org

Please note that the WICE office at 10 Rue Tiphaine has closed.

We are a non-profit volunteer-based association that provides
cultural and educational programs and services
for the international community in Paris.
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