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  • 02 Nov 2020 4:22 PM | Anonymous member

    As France enters a second lockdown, WICE is moving back online and continues to hold many online classes.

    We currently have 25 courses scheduled over the coming months ranging from creative writing & literature, cultural studies, languages, food & cooking, health & lifestyle, as well as visual arts.

    We know it is a very difficult time for everyone, so if your membership is coming up for renewal, we'd love you to renew - whether for a 12-month (€50.00) or 3-month (€25.00) subscription.

    As a token of appreciation, all members (new or renewing) between now and December 31, 2020 are welcome to take a free class from the choice of: Symbols in painting; Ethiopia: A land of staggering richness; one week of participation in English Guided Discussion, French Guided Discussion; or one Pilates, Yoga or Art and Architecture class .

  • 15 Oct 2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Did you know your WICE membership keeps our instructive endeavours and community going? They’re an essential part of operations and they’re so greatly appreciated. 

    Your added contributions both financial and/or volunteering are also dearly welcome. And because of you, one of Paris’ oldest and most distinguish English speaking organizations, is surviving 2020! 

    Visit our links for donations and volunteer information to find out to keep on giving. 

    Thank you from all of us at WICE!


    Classes & Courses: Don't forget WICE classes have begun. Please visit the course calendar to view the wonderful offerings. A special note that Live workshops for embroidery beginners will also continue at Maison Sajou with WICE instructor Rebecca Devaney. WICE members receive a 10% discount. Register here >

  • 01 Oct 2020 10:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ... And be a student of the arts!

    Discover French cinema or unearth your passion for writing poetry. What about sketching or even jewelry making?? Let your inner artiste shine here at WICE. There are so many classes to choose from, so don't just choose one!

    Our talented instructors will guide you along bringing out your best while developing appreciation and technique.

    Check out our course calendar and register soon!

  • 04 Sep 2020 2:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bienvenue and welcome back! We're so happy to see you.

    Fall classes are now posted and beginning – both online and in-person. From languages, to writing, culture, and arts – there's so much to learn and discover while connecting with others!

    For those new to WICE, we extend a hearty greetings. Please become a member with us to be able to join classes, social events, and receive discounts. Thank you for taking part.  

  • 23 Jul 2020 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello friends who love learning! It's never too late nor too early to register for continuing and upcoming courses at WICE:

    Drop into one of our French language or cooking courses happening now – OR – you may also register for autumn classes where we'll be offering classes both online and in-person! 

    From languages, to writing, to visual arts, culture, and history there is so much to discover!

    Visit the interactive Course Calendar >>

    Your support matters: WICE Online aims to connect and entertain our community. We thank our supporters for contributing to our efforts to provide new ways of sharing and learning together no matter if you're in Paris or far off. Donations to our association are always appreciated. Merci beaucoup for your support!

  • 10 Jul 2020 5:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling all volunteers! WICE is seeking handy, talented, and active community driven heroes. Now more than ever, we need your involvement. There's a lot you can do online and in-person. Please contact us or visit the following page >>

    Also, check out our list of upcoming WICE Online Talks >. From discussing timely racism and cultural issues – to women in writing, WICE is here to help you learn, grow, and open up your world. 

    Lastly, don't forget that La Fête du 14-Juillet (a.k.a Bastille Day) is this coming Tuesday. We'd like to wish both you and France you all  a wonderful holiday wherever you are!!!

  • 25 Jun 2020 11:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour all,
    I hope everyone is hanging in there and keeping their eye on the horizon. There's so much to continue to look forward to as we grow and move ahead towards the future. Learning and developing our interests and skills is always a good idea. Just like Paris! 

    That's why WICE is really please to announce a new partnership with Maison Sajou – a wonderful embroidery haberdashery in Paris! We'll be featuring more workshops with them in the future. Please read more about it right here >

    For those who like to fine stitch words together: There's the Paris Writers Workshop. Classes and workshops will run between July 5-12. Dip your quills and sharpen your pens towards developing poetry, fiction, and non fiction writing! Registration is still open!

    For more info and registration, visit here >>

  • 11 Jun 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More than just continuing education, WICE is where internationals from all sorts of backgrounds exchange ideas and cultures. It’s a wonderful place to socialize, network, exchange, grow, and learn!

    We’d love for you to join us for social gatherings, lectures, and talks. WICE offers so many ways to stay connected and share what we each have to offer. Don’t forget our online members forum too. 

    WICE Courses Online! As y’all know, WICE offers online courses (listed here) and in addition, we’ve posted many of our talks on our brand-new YouTube Channel! Check it out. 

    Sharing is super caring. You can also make a big difference by taking part in WICE behind the scenes. Volunteers and helpers who have extra time, energy, and talents to contribute are always essential. For more information about volunteering, visit here. 

  • 27 May 2020 10:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Along with Paris itself, the highly regarded WICE Paris Writers Workshop is gearing up to welcome you back. Register early and receive 15% off! 

    Yes, the Paris Writers Workshop 2020 is going on-line! This year, Paris’ literary heritage will be at your fingertips July 5-12 via video conference. As always, our classes are kept small to provide the greatest individual attention and features distinguished and award-winning faculty including Lise Funderburg, Peter Nichols, Geoffrey Nutter, and Nicola Keegan. Courses range from novel writing, shorty story, poetry, and non-fiction. And as this humble blog scribe will attest, online courses are a great platform for learning and WICE courses truly provide supportive and experienced instruction. 

    WICE’s Paris Writers Workshop is the original event for writers in the French capital, with a record of quality going back 25 years. 

    We hope to see you this July!


  • 14 May 2020 6:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Embroidery is hand-sewing. If you can do either (Yes, you can), then you can make a mask without a machine! Our resident embroidery instructor, Rebecca Daveny, gave it shot with sumptuous results (Her handy-work pictured at left). Swoon. You can download our mask-making guide here >>. The pattern is for this blogger’s preferred style: "The Tie-back Accordion", which looks and fits more flattering and the ties are more adjustable and do not pinch the ears. Sewing is both a great practical and artful skill – and later this year, WICE hopes to offer more for the visually art inclined in the coming months. Stay tuned … 

    And for our writers!!! Don’t forget the Paris Writer’s Workshop in July! (Download the flyer here > >) While you dream up your next big novel idea, why not make a mask? We’d love to see what you make in-person. But for now, we hope you’re imagination is brimming with novel ideas and you’re excited to set your pen free upon the page. So many wonderful classes and instructors at this years' PWW, take a look  and sign-up now >

    Language learners and multi-taskers!!  In addition to your class studies, why not try your hand at following mask instructions in your new language? Ask your instructor if they can recommend something. Additionally, search for podcasts and audio books to listen to while sewing or doing other arts and crafts to reinforce your comprehension. I know we have multi-taskers out there!  Again, the masks are now an essential wearable (like pants), so don’t be caught without your finery even while studying! Sign up for online language courses with WICE here >

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