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      Apero & Talks

Here at WICE, the team is working to try and move as many of our courses as possible online to try and provide continuity to our members here in Paris during the current lock-down period. We are also planning to run a number of online Apero's and short talks to provide our members with community and interesting conversation during the coming weeks.

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Upcoming Events

    • 28 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote via Zoom

    Jennifer K Dick proposes to discuss with you some thoughts on how the current Covid pandemic may have exacerbated a feeling for writers of being in holding pattern--and ways to remain open and creative to the author within, and without during this time.

    Being "on hold" however does not only pertain to a moment of confinement. Many authors experience this when they are between larger projects or individual short works, are at a book proof stage thus holding off a necessary deeper connection to a new project, or when awaiting news from publishers when work is submitted. This conversation will attempt to broach the topics and ways that we put ourselves on hold as authors, losing precious time we could be committing to our selves and our texts. Methods and strategies to keep writing will be broached, and also some ideas on community building as one way to keep yourself "on the go" as it were.

    About the Presenter: Jennifer K Dick has taught novel writing, poetry workshops, short story generative writing workshops for the PWW, Wice, Kent University's Paris in the Arts program and as a guest lecturer for LIU Brooklyn, Naropa and others. She is the author of 3 full-length books, most recently Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt, Sept 2019). Her fourth book is coming out in London in October 2020: That Which I Touch Has No Name. Originally from Iowa City, IA, she holds a PhD from Paris III in Comp Lit and an MFA from Colorado State University. She writes an irregularly appearing column called Of Tradition and Experiment for Tears in the Fence magazine in the UK, teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, curates a monthly bilingual reading series for Anglophone and French authors called Ivy Writers Paris and co-directs the Ecrire l’Art residency for French authors with La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain. In Fall 2019 they published the French anthology Ecrire l’Art : Dossier des ouvrages exécutés available through les presses du réel.

    The meeting will take place using the Zoom video conferencing tool. 

    Topic: WICE Talks - Writers On Hold, and Off - Jennifer K Dick
    Time: May 28, 2020 06:00 PM Paris

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    Meeting ID: 983 6937 5542
    Password: WICE

    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote

    Date and Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30 CET

    Cost:  5 €

    Details on registration payment will be sent on your confirmation email. Registration will open soon.

    Heartbreaking and Heart-warming, In The Name Of Your Daughter is an intimate fly-on-the-wall documentary about some of the world’s bravest girls,  children like feisty 12-year old Rosie Makori who ran away from  home to follow her dreams.

    Terrified of stories of girls bleeding to death, Tanzanian girls as young as eight must face the most difficult choice of their young lives: submit to female genital mutilation and child marriage, or risk their lives and run away, not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again.

    Rhobi Samwelly, one of Africa’s most charismatic women, protects the girls – Christians, Pagans and Muslims – at her Safe House, and travels around the countryside fighting against this thousands-year-old tradition.

    Set in the stunning landscape of East Africa’s Serengeti district, In The Name Of Your Daughter amplifies the voices of children whose voices have never been heard before; it is a hopeful and inspiring story, beautifully and sensitively filmed, that celebrates the brave young girls who are standing up for their human rights and for change in their community.

    The film will be followed by a Q and A session with Director Giselle Portenier.

    Details on registration payment will be sent on your confirmation email.

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote

    High school students are being asked to envision their future —a major, a college, and a career—before they become adults. They and their parents are often overwhelmed, particularly as they navigate the changes brought on by COVID-19. Now more than ever, reframing the college application process to universities in terms of life purpose and leveraging talents to benefit the community not only ensures student well-being but also paves the way for successful college and scholarship applications. 

    In this practical talk for parents of teens, we will explore optimal strategies for admissions and scholarships within the framework of life purpose and the post-Covid 21st century job market through case studies, up to date research, and tips for the application process.

    About the Presenter

    Anjali Maazel is a former Princeton University interviewer, Ted Talk speaker, and founder of Anja Education Consultants, a college guidance and test prep company in Austin, TX. She has successfully guided expat families to universities in the US, Europe, and Canada including Sciences Po, Yale, Cornell, Imperial College London, Stanford, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, UT Austin, Swarthmore, Vanderbilt, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

    She and her team work with a limited number of students in order to offer personalized support to each one. As a multi-cultural former expat who obtained a French Bac herself and raised her son in France, she is intimately familiar with French and international schools.

    100% of Anjali’s clients to date were admitted to at least one of their top 3 schools and have obtained academic merit and talent-based scholarships averaging $100,000 up to full rides of $276,000.

    Check out Anjali’s Ted TalkWebsite, and Testimonials!

    The meeting will take place using the Zoom video conferencing tool. 


    Topic: Lockdown Talks - Planning for College and Universities during COVID-19

    Time: Sat Jun 6, 2020 05:00 PM Paris

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    Meeting ID: 967 8305 7926

    Password: WICE

Past Online Events

20 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 7
19 May 2020 LockDown Talk - Mundey Young Expat and Life Coach: Creating a Vision in Times of Uncertainty
18 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - The Origins of Chocolate!
14 May 2020 VA141 Creativity Through Movement with Hiie Saumaa
13 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 6
12 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Cyber-Confinement: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime and other Challenges
10 May 2020 WICE Special Event: Harp Concert and Sing Along with Lauren Woidela
06 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 5
04 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - KABUL TO PARIS: A REFUGEE’S NIGHTMARE
01 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Vive la Différence, cultural differences between France and the US with Veronique Savoye
30 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Three Years On Sailboat: A Joyous Confinement
29 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 4
27 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - What is Hypnosis?
24 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Lifestyles to a Better Brain: Reducing the Risk of Dementia
22 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 3
18 Apr 2020 R1301 Pairing Champagne and Food – Webinar (New Date)
17 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
17 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Paris and France Real Estate Market in the time of Covid-19 with Adrian Leeds
16 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - How to Live in Harmony during Lockdown
15 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 2
10 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
09 Apr 2020 LockDown Talks - A Reading and Q&A with Author and WICE alum, Jane de Moret Foster
08 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF “THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART I”
06 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talk - Life in India - Margot Borden
03 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
02 Apr 2020 LockDown Short Talk - How to Protect Yourself Online, During the Coronavirus Pandemic
31 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Going to Bat for Rural Burkina Faso
26 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Combatting our Ageing Skin: What can be done?
20 Mar 2020 WICE Online Apéro
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