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Events marked with an asterisk (*) take place at:

  • WICE Office, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris.

For all other events, please see the event detail page for location information.

Courses by category:

    • 10 Sep 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 30

    Meet the Author

    Ruth Druart’s debut novel is a remarkable story of two families whose lives become intertwined in Occupied Paris during the Second World War.

    It is the tale of two sets of parents loving one child as their own son and desperate to do the best for him.

    While Paris Slept has been described as a shocking but powerful tribute to human endurance and self-sacrifice but also a reminder of the legacy of crimes committed in wartime.

    While Paris Slept has been translated into 18 languages and published in 20 countries.

    Ruth Druart will be joining Bilingual Book Group by remote to talk about her work and the craft of fiction.

    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • La Mairie du 15e Arrondissement de Paris
    Register

    As the academic year returns with renewed liberty, Join WICE - Paris at the annual fair of associations in the 15th district (where our head office is also located).

    Mairie du 15e Arrondissement : 31, rue Peclet 75015

    At this long-standing event, the mayor's office will open their doors and grounds to welcome dozens of international associations who will be presenting their projects and volunteer opportunities to citizens of the city. If you are ready to get involved in your local community, and especially the international English-speaking community, you will not want to miss this chance to visit WICE volunteers in person.

    Drop by our stand to receive your WICE bookmark and invitation to the WICE Open House and Apéro later in the month. Save the date for September 23rd-24th as WICE kicks off our own Fall Program.

    Join Us! You'll Fit Right In.


    • 23 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 49
    Register

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us in September as we get together to kick off our Fall Program with renewed liberty.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over a light snack.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 10

    David Diop’s dazzling tale of a Senegalese rifleman in World War One who descends into madness after the death of a childhood friend -- an extraordinary blend of oral storytelling traditions and hypnotic prose, conveying the brutality of the trenches.

    Frère d'âme was awarded the International Booker Prize 2021, Le Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2018 and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction.

    ‘[Frère d'âme] is an extraordinary piece of narrative, very powerful, very compelling.’ International Booker Prize chair of judges, the historian Lucy Hughes-Hallett

    ‘Avec son style oral, naïf, ses expressions répétées comme un mantra, le roman de Diop envoûte plus sûrement qu'un classique roman sur la guerre.’ Le Figaro Littéraire

    'A particularly pertinent reflection on the evils of war, as well as a profound exploration of the human soul' -- J.M. Le Clézio, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    Registrations Open September 11 2021

    Bilingualbooks@wice-paris.org


    • 26 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Jun 2022
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 9 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
    • 29
    Register

    Apéro (v): to meet at WICE with fellow members, volunteers and friends.

    Courtesy of RAYE

    Join us on the last Tuesday of the month as we get together to meet, greet and have fun.

    Held at the WICE office, this is your opportunity to catch up with fellow WICE members, volunteers and friends over a light snack.

    It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, either as a member or volunteer.

    Not a member?  Come along and find out about the great courses on offer at WICE.

    Interested in joining?  Become a member of WICE.

    Want to contribute to the work of WICE? Become a volunteer.

    Photo Credit: Courtesy of RAYE

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 10

    Nobel-winning Canadian author Alice Munro’s collection of short stories examines the lives of Canadian women set against profound social change, from religious practice and the sexual revolution to family structures.

    Three of the stories -- the basis for Pedro Almodovar’s 2016 film Julieta -- follow a character through a series of betrayals and missed opportunities.

    Runaway was awarded the Giller Prize and the Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

    ‘Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America. Runaway is a marvel.’Jonathan Franzen, The New York Times Book Review.

    ‘Maître incontestée de la nouvelle, la Canadienne cisèle des histoires universelles de femmes en fuite.’ Le Monde.

    Registrations Open October 9 2021

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 10

    Booker prize-winning author and one of the most respected novelist in contemporary Britain, Graham Swift captures themes of love, friendship and the subjective nature of memory in his latest novella Here We Are.

    Written in stunning prose and focussing on the lives of three characters Here We Are reinforces Swift’s reputation as a chronicler of English life.

    ‘Graham [Swift] doesn't go for flashy things... He goes for depth of emotions and he doesn't like to show off. He goes into that drizzly, unglamorous region of human existence and tries to find there something universal. I think that he looks for the dignity and heroism of very ordinary, drab, almost-defeated lives.’ fellow Booker prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro.

    ‘Swift’s closing account of a mundane world momentarily pierced by a shaft of numinous mystery is magnificent.’ The New York Times

    ‘Graham Swift nous offre surtout une fable troublante sur les jeux de l'amour, les tours, bons ou mauvais, que réserve la vie.’ Les Echos

    Registrations Open 6 November 2021

    • 14 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 10

    Jessica Shattuck’s evocative novel The Women in the Castle offers a fresh perspective on war and its repercussions.

    Shattuck uses family history to explore the lives and fate of three widows and their individual response to war.

    The Women of the Castle is a novel of secrets, survival and the power of forgiveness. The Women in the Castle was inspired by Shattuck’s grandparents' experiences in Germany during World War II.

    ‘In this primer about how evil invades then corrupts normal existence, Shattuck delivers simple, stark lessons on personal responsibility and morality…’ Kirkus Review

    ’Un roman d’une grande richesse qui, à travers les personnages de trois femmes très différentes, évoque avec beaucoup d’intelligence et d’émotion la complexité de l’après-guerre en Allemagne.’ ActuaLitte.com

    Registrations Open 11 December 2021

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