January, 2023

Find out more at WICE Language Courses
        WINTER TRIMESTER: January 9 - March 31, 2023
All languages classes will be remote for the Winter trimester.
French 3 (Intermediate, Delf B1)
Improve your ability to deal with dozens of everyday life situations in French. You’ll make progress effortlessly in this small, friendly class.
French 4 (Advanced Intermediate, Delf B2) 
Fine tune your speaking skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and French cultural knowledge in this dynamic once-a-week class.
French Film Discussion
Dive into French culture at its most provocative, engaging, and seductive. Ditch the textbook and get a crash course in “real” French from the movies!
French Guided Discussion
Flex all your language muscles – reading, listening, and speaking – in this fast-paced, topic-centered class that always sells out.
English Film Discussion
Discover and discuss masterpieces of American cinema. Get to know the hallmarks of great directors while you master English idioms and American slang.
English Guided Discussion 
Practice and improve your English with a diverse group of stimulating topics and skillful native speakers.
For additional information for each course, visit:
 WICE Language Courses
Two New Courses in February!
Writing the Short Story &
Learn to Knit!
Writing the Short Story:
Tap the secrets of classic and contemporary masters
to create your own short story!
8-week course, February 14 --April 11 (no class February 28)
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30AM
This is a Zoom online course.

Instructor Noah Weisz uses texts by celebrated authors to discuss principles of structure, characterization, plotting, voice, and description. You'll complete several writing exercises and one full-length short story.

For additional information on the course and the instructor,
visit Writing the Short Story.
NOTE: For non-WICE members who wish to register and attend, please contact creativewriting@wice-paris.org.
Learn to Knit!
Six fun sessions cover it all from casting on and basic stitches to designing with texture and color, and finishing your work. Even if you’re all thumbs right now, master knitter Deborah Hunter will have you knitting, purling, and showing off your work in a few short weeks.

In person, Wednesdays 14h-15h30: February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 and 15.
You’ll receive the Paris address when you register.

Will be added to the WICE website soon!
Coming in February!

Stay tuned for more information.
Bilingual Book Group

"The Catcher in the Rye" ("L'Attrape-cœurs")
by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Registration Open!
Friday January 13  •  14h - 15h30 CET  •   Irish Cultural Centre

J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was published more than 70 years ago, but remains enshrined as one of the most explosive debut novels in modern literature and as a work whose theme of teenage rebellion resonates across cultures.

Salinger recounts two days in the life of Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school -- a 16-year-old confronting the great themes of life and death and railing against the “phoniness” of the adult world.   

‘[Salinger was a] contemporary master--a genius....Here was a man who used language as if it were pure energy beautifully controlled, and who knew exactly what he was doing in every silence as well as in every word.’ New York Times 

'Difficile d'imaginer aujourd'hui qu'un livre puisse déclencher à la fois un tel enthousiasme et un tel rejet. Il a marqué de façon indélébile toute la jeunesse américaine ….puis la jeunesse européenne, en particulier en France.’ Le Monde

The discussion will be held at: 

Irish Cultural Centre    5, rue des Irlandais 75005 Paris

Register here for this FREE member event. If no spaces remain, add your name to the Waiting List.
Next Book for Bilingual Book Group
The Siege (La Faim)
by Helen Dunmore

Registration Opens January 14!
Friday February 10  •  14h - 15h30 CET  •   Location tbd
If no spaces remain, add your name to the Waiting List.
Early Year Donation

If you've been enjoying our language, writing, and film courses, French-English Conversation groups, the Bilingual Book Group, Tech Talk, Apéros, and so much more, please consider giving a donation!

Please donate here.

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If you’re good at writing, creating content, newsletters, web design, graphic arts, or social media, WE NEED YOU to join the WICE marketing team. 

Email us today with your experience and availability at:  

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

WHIP!  What's Happening In Paris
Lost in Frenchlation & A Photo Exhibit 

In this issue of WICE Direct, we continue the feature, WHIP ! What's Happening in Paris. We'll introduce one-two upcoming events in the first issue of WICE Direct each month. If you have an event to publicize, send a notice to wicedirect@wice-paris.org, and we may include it.

Lost in Frenchlation is an organization in Paris that shows French films with English subtitles.

Next film: Saint Omer
Date: January 13, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
About the film here.

For a list of future films and dates, click here

Photography Exhibit at Fondation Cartier-Bresson:

Henri Cartier-Bresson avec Martin Parr: Réconciiation

Dates: Through January 29, 2023
Place:  Fondation Cartier-Bresson website

Find out more about this exhibit here



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photo of Salinger © 1950 Bridgeman Images