April, 2023
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Tech Talk
Your tech questions answered--free for WICE members!  The goal of the Tech Talks is to ensure members have the ability to fully participate in WICE and other online activities.
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Email your questions/problems to techquestions@wice-paris.org.  

Online Tech Talk is offered from 6:00 - 7:00  on the first Wednesday of the month.
In this class, we will examine a number of common techniques for refining and focusing your search query,
Online session: Wednesday, April 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Find out more here! Register hereFree for WICE members, but registration is required.
A Zoom link will be sent to attendees before the class.
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Language Classes

Language Classes Begin April 11!
 (All languages classes are remote for this trimester.)
Class Offerings:
Free WICE Member Benefit!  
French English Conversation Groups

All French-English Conversations, in person or via Zoom are free to WICE members.  Everyone is welcome. 
Tuesdays and/or Fridays3:00-4:30
WICE face-to-face conversations meet every Tuesday and Friday from 3:00 - 4:30. Participants are divided into small groups of 5 - 6 people, and the conversations are 45 minutes in French and 45 minutes in English. Although an intermediate level of English and French is expected, there is a wide range of abilities. 
Tuesdays we meet at: 
Maison Communale 
69 rue Violet 75015 
Ligne 8, Commerce
Buses: 42, 88, 70
Fridays we meet at:
Le Patronage Laïque Jules Vallès 
72 Av. Félix Faure, 75015
Métro: Ligne 8, Boucicaut
Buses: 62, 70, 80, 88 
To join our in-person conversations contact Mary-Jo at: maryjo@wice-paris.org
Tuesdays3:00-4:30   Thursdays & Fridays 6:00-7:30
Our Zoom conversation groups are appreciated by those who are out of the country or who find it difficult to travel.
To participate in the Tuesday and Friday Zooms, contact Dania Lawand at: dania.lawand@wice-paris.org.

To participate in the Thursday evening Zoom, contact Elisabetta at elisabetta.bianchi@wice-paris.org.
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Writing Courses and

WICE offers classes and workshops to hone your writing and editing skills, expand your knowledge of popular authors and genres, and explore Paris past and present through the well-crafted words of French and expat writers.
Three separate workshops:  Saturdays: April 29, May 6, May 13, 14:00 – 16:00
These hybrid classes will be held in the 2nd arrondissement and on Zoom so you can attend in person or remotely, as you prefer. Sign up for one or all workshops. Exact address and Zoom link will be provided upon registration. 
Paying Attention to Tension: How to Keep Your Reader Reading
Noah Weisz, M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
The Architect: How to Plot (or Work by the Seat of your Pants)
Ellen Bryson, author of The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno
Characters are People Too: How to Make Your Readers and Characters Bond 
Ruth Druart, author of The Last Hours in Paris; While Paris Slept

For additional information, visit here. To register, visit here.

€105 for members (single class €45 for members only)
€130 for non-members (includes a 3-month WICE membership)
Note: if you wish to attend as a non-member or wish to take a single class, email creativewriting@wice-paris.org

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Cultural Courses &
© Juan Manuel Abellan. From the project Mèr(e)

Instructor Juan Manuel Abellan will teach technical tricks and improving visual creativity while photographing in different sections of Paris.
3 sessions: May 6, 13, & 20.
More information and registration here

WICE’s Bilingual Book Group
We dissect literary classics, first-time novelists, and world literature. We meet in the airy Médiathèque of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the Latin Quarter. second Friday of the month from 2:00-3.30.  Photo © CCI

Next Book for the
Bilingual Book 

The First Day of Spring (Le Premier Jour du Printemps)

by Nancy Tucker
Date/Time: Friday April 14 2023 , 14h - 15h30   
Location: Mediathèque, Centre Culturel Irlandais   5, rue des Irlandais 75005 Paris
Free for WICE members.
Register or add your name to the Waiting List if this event is filled: HERE
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WICE Early Spring Apéro!

Date: April 20, 5:30-7:30
Place: Le Saint Germain café
62 rue de Bac 75007 
Champagne Door Prize!

For more information, click here. To register, click here.
Coming Up!

The next WICE Lunch:  May 18. Register here

New Tech Course: Making Gmail Work for You - May 10; Free for WICE members. Register here.

Next Book for Bilingual Book GroupA Bookshop in Algiers, by Kaouther Adimi - May 12; Free for WICE members. Find out more and register here.
NOTE: BBG events fill quickly. Register today!

New Tech Course: iPhone Tips and Tricks - June 14; Free for WICE members. Register here.
WHIP!  What's Happening In Paris
Film Screening & Photography Exhibit 
If you have an event to publicize, please
send a notice to wicedirect@wice-paris.org, and we may include it.

Lost in Frenchlation 
shows French films with English subtitles.

FILM: “La Chambre des Merveilles” directed by Lisa Azuelos (1hr 34min)
🎬DATE & TIME: Sunday, April 16th, Drinks from 7pm, Screening at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with the writer
📽️CINEMA: Luminor Hotel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, Paris 4
🎟TICKETS:  €7-€11 use link.
For a list of future films and dates, click here

At MEP: Zanela Muholi

The MEP presents the first retrospective in France dedicated to Zanele Muholi, the internationally renowned South African photographer and activist whose work documents and celebrates the Black LGBTQIA+ community.
Date: Through May 21
Click here for more information.

© Zanela Muholi

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