In WICE’s Storyscapes program, attendees read a noteworthy novel, and then visit a museum for a guided meander to view and discuss works of art that serve to illustrate characters, plot points, themes, and locations in the novel. After the meeting the group normally goes to a local café for further discussion about the novel.

The group meets from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm on the 3rd Friday of specified months, normally between January and May. Because of the length of time required to prepare for these events, they are normally held every other month.

Registration for each meeting opens the day after the previous meeting. Numbers for participants are limited, so please keep an eye out and be sure to register online in a timely manner.

Storyscapes is free for WICE Members.

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    • 02 Feb 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Louvre
    • 8

    Event Description

    In this novel (pardon the pun) offering, WICE attendees will read Jeanette Winterson’s 1987 novel “The Passion,” and then tour the Louvre examining and discussing different paintings that relate to the novel’s plot, themes, characters, events, and locations.

    “The Passion” is described on Amazon as “Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny.”

    The exact meeting place will be emailed the day before the event. The event is expected to last approximately three hours, including time for coffee or drinks afterwards to socialize.

    About the Instructor

    Robin Price is a long-time Paris habitué, beginning with having run away from home at age 17 to attend her senior year in high school here.

    She majored in French and Art History as an undergraduate at the University of Delaware, and routinely participates in similar book/museum tours in her home town of Minneapolis, MN

Past events

10 Mar 2023 WM1002 Literary Louvre Walk