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  • WICE Office, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris.

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

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    • 04 Apr 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Metro: La Motte Piquete - Grenelle
    • 8
    Register

    This dynamic French course will help you practice and prepare for an array of everyday life situations in French. This level is for students with ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and the ability express themselves in familiar contexts and to take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development; oral and written expression; comprehension; and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with an intermediate knowledge of French. This 90-minute course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    NOTE: This class will be held live in the WICE classroom. A Zoom link will be provided for students in other locales.

    About the Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 05 Apr 2022
    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 23 sessions
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 8
    Register

    This program builds on the basics of French. It is for students with a basic understanding and ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way. At the beginning of the program, students can ask simple questions and understand simple answers. You will develop and improve your French language competencies in areas of writing, speaking, listening, and reading. This program’s use of interactive learner-centered methods facilitates engagement and lasting progress.

    Please note that this program is geared for learners with some prior knowledge in French (Advanced Beginner). Meeting twice a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held mostly in French to maximize learner exposure to the target language during the initial stages of the French language acquisition process.

    This course will be online. Details on joining the course will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    About the Instructor: Camille ESPLENDIU has a Masters degree in French language as well as an undergraduate degree in English and Spanish.  She began her teaching career in Paris teaching American university students. She then spent one year as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  Camille has been teaching in Paris for four years at various schools.  She specializes in teaching adults and professionals.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    photo credit: Jay van Wagenen

    • 06 Apr 2022
    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 2
    Register

    For this advanced French course, you will watch a film at home (available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Canal Plus, Orange, YouTube and other platforms) before a lively and engaging discussion in class. Each week a new film provides a basis for an immersive lesson with authentic spoken language and cultural reference points.

    Watching films is entertaining and enjoyable which breaks psychological barriers that can arise in traditional language learning. Movie dialogue exposes you to a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, which aids understanding and retention. If you love movies, there’s no more enjoyable way to increase vocabulary, improve conversational skills, and deepen your understanding of French culture. You can expect to view a wide range of films from the classic to the contemporary in many different genres. 

    This course will be online. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    About the Instructor: : Valérie Brosbrann grew up in Paris and moved to the US in 1981. She lived in the US for 38 years in New York City,  Washington, D.C and Boston. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. She has been teaching French since 1986. She taught adults with the US State Department, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Afterwards, she taught at private high schools in Manhattan. She has taught all levels of French including Advanced and AP classes. She returned to Paris for retirement in 2018 and has been volunteering with WICE for three years.

    Students will be watching:

    1. Tu seras mon fils (2011). Drame. Un film de Gilles Legrand avec Niels Arestrup, Lorant Deutsch, Patrick Chesnais.

    2. Sur mes lèvres (2001). Drame, judiciaire, romance. Un film de Jacques Audiard, avec Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet.

    3. La mariée était en noir (1968). Drame, policier. Un film de François Truffaut, avec Jeanne Moreau, Michel Bouquet, Jean-Claude Brialy.

    4. Le Cercle rouge (1970). Policier. Un film de Jean-Pierre Melville, avec Alain Delon, Bourvil.

    5. Le Corbeau (1943). Drame, thriller. Un film de Henri-Georges Clouzot, avec Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Méléna Manson.

    6. Les Chatouilles (2018). Drame. Un film de Andréa Bescond & Éric Métayer, avec Andréa Bescond, Karin Viard, Clovis Cornillac.

    7. Milou en Mai (1990). Comédie dramatique, romance. Un film de Louis Malle, avec Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy.

    8. Garde à vue (1981). Thriller psychologique. Un film de Claude Miller, avec Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider.

    9. La Belle époque (2019). Romance, drame, comédie. Un film de Nicolas Bedos, avec Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier.

    10. Le juge et l’assassin (1976). Drame. Un film de Bertrand Tavernier, avec Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Jean-Claude Brialy.

    11.120 battements par minute (2017). Un film de Robin Campillo, avec Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel.

    12. La Grande Illusion (1937). Drame, guerre. Un film de Jean Renoir (le fils du peintre), avec Jean Gabin, Dit Parlo, Erich Von Stroheim.


    Photo credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 07 Apr 2022
    • 23 Jun 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 5
    Register
    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or advanced level of English. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The group speaks only in English for 90 minutes.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidée anglaise est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un endroit idéal pour rencontrer d’autres passionnés de la langue anglais. Le groupe ne parle qu’anglais pendant 90 minutes.

    NOTE: (6/4/22) This class will now be held on Zoom, only. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

    Facilitators: The group will be led by several native English speakers of varying interests and backgrounds.


    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 08 Apr 2022
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • 10 Rue Tiphaine, 75015 Metro: Lines 6 & 8, La Motte Piquet - Grenelle
    • 3
    Register

    This dynamic course will fine tune your abilities in an array of everyday life situations in French. Students at this level have the ability to express themselves on a range of topics. They are comfortable in most situations and have a strong vocabulary with few mistakes. Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development, oral and written expression, comprehension and pronunciation. This course will be held in French, and is geared for learners with prior advanced-intermediate French.

    NOTE: This class will be held live in the WICE classroom. A Zoom link will be provided for students in other locales.

    About the Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Masters in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). She has French teaching experience in France and abroad.

    • 08 Apr 2022
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 3
    Register

    This dynamic course will fine tune your abilities in an array of everyday life situations in French. Students at this level have the ability to express themselves on a range of topics. They are comfortable in most situations and have a strong vocabulary with few mistakes.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development, oral and written expression, comprehension and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with prior advanced-intermediate French. This course will be held in French, once a week.

    NOTE: This class will be held live in the WICE classroom. A Zoom link will be provided for students in other locales.

    This course will be held in French, once a week, for 90 minutes.

    About the Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Masters in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). She has French teaching experience in France and abroad. For the past twelve years, she has built a combined business.


    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 08 Apr 2022
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote (Zoom)
    • 0
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    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or an advanced level of French. The group leaders provide participants with engaging weekly readings on a wide range of topics prior to each dynamic and fast-paced seminar. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The French Guided Discussion group speaks only in French for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    NOTE: This class will be held remotely. A Zoom link will be provided for students upon registration confirmation.

    Facilitators: Brice Dardel and Valerie Brosbrann 


    Photo Credits: Photo by Alex Harmuth on Unsplash

    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Paris - Will be communicated 24h before the event
    • 5

    If you enjoy everyday life stories, people, portraits and urban still life, this workshop is for you. 

    Every course is located in a different area of Paris to allow the participant to explore the city while learning visual storytelling.

    We are surrounded by beauty and stories at every instant. Learn how to capture these moments and transform them into poetic images. In this course, you will learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep a lookout for moments while walking on the street. You will train your eye and become familiar with your camera while learning about the photos of great masters, such as Robert Doisneau, Saul Leiter and Martin Parr. Become a master in StoryTelling !

    The class will start with a brief, where you will have the "lesson of the day". After the brief, you will explore the area with the instructor, while you hone your skills though the various photography assignments. A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyze your images.

    Students can expect to:

    • Learn about composition and exposure in photography

    • Develop observational skills to catch a moment in a photograph

    • Get familiar with their camera or smartphone settings

    • Learn storytelling in photography

    • Get hands-on experience through practical assignments

    • Participate in a friendly critique of their work

    • All sanitary measures will be respected


    About the instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world.

    He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

    www.juanmanuelabellan.com

    https://www.instagram.com/juanmanuelabellan/

    http://labelleimage.wordpress.com

    photo credit : Juan Manuel Abellán

    • 22 Apr 2022
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
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    Discover and discuss masterpieces of American cinema in this class for intermediate and advanced English speakers. You’ll watch a film at home on streaming, or borrow the DVD from your local library, before a lively and engaging discussion in class. You’ll be assigned one scene to watch at least three times! Every month you’ll view a film in a different genre (film noir, musical, comedy, etc.) from an influential director so you’ll come to know the stylistic hallmarks of favorite genres and filmmakers. If you love the movies, this course is an enjoyable way to increase vocabulary, get comfortable with idiomatic expressions, improve your conversational skills, and deepen your understanding of American culture and cinema. Tentative film list for the spring term includes: "The Big Sleep" by Howard Hawks, "Singin’ in the Rain" by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, and "Lost in Translation" by Sophia Coppola.


    About the instructor: Ellen Feldman grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University and has taught film studies at the State University of New York, Geneseo campus, and Brooklyn College.


    Photo credits: This poster is in the public domain and has no copyright

    • 31 May 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Paris, Exact Locatation will be sent 24 hours before session
    • 5
    Register

    A beautiful portrait can give us insight into the expression, personality and mood of a subject. The focus is usually on the face but context and background may be included.

    This course offers participants a special understanding of professional portraiture by practicing different techniques and understanding how to use light. A review and suggestions for your images will follow as long with a review of the great masters of portraiture photography.

    Students can expect to:

    Learn composition for your portraits;

    • Learn about lighting techniques;

    • Learn about natural and available light in portrait

    • Get hands-on experience with practical assignments;

    • Participate in a friendly critique of their work.

    Course Requirements: Suitable for all levels of photographers. Participants must bring a camera that can manually set ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and/or are able to set a manual mode. A lens of approximately 50mm full frame is highly recommended. You can also bring your smartphone!

    About the instructorJuan Manuel Abellan is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

    https://www.instagram.com/juanmanuelabellan/ http://labelleimage.wordpress.com

    • 01 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
    • 19
    Register

    There's never been a better time to start a podcast. Since 2020, podcasts have grown in popularity, the technology is easier than ever, and there are still plenty of opportunities for new podcasters. Podcasts can turn even the most mundane topics into interesting learning experiences that people want to know more about. That's just part of why they are so effective for businesses and brands alike. If you do it right, there are many benefits to starting your own podcast - a new audience, less competition, and more exposure. And getting started is easier than you think.

    Krystal Kenney is an American photographer and Podcaster living in Paris France for the past 10 years. Digging deep into the widely desired lifestyles of those who pursue creative career paths, La Vie Creative Podcast explores artistic living in Paris and beyond, with weekly episodes that delve into the building blocks of creative success in an inspiring, authentic and actionable manner. The show has become widely popular and has already reached over 80K downloads in one year.

    Photo creditAmanda Van Osdol 

    • 09 Jun 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
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    What do the words “42nd Street”conjure up in your mind’s eye?

    • Marquee after glittering marquee of illuminated movie and mainstream theatres?
    • A riot of huge, multi-colored, beckoning billboards, rife with temptations?
    • The supremely elegant Art Deco Chrysler Building reaching to the sky?
    • The stately New York Public Library guarded by its two iconic lions?

    Gone are the genteel Schrafft’s tea rooms, the Automats where you stuck a couple of nickels in a window slot and out popped a sandwich or a cake.  Gone also is Crystal Palace, where a version of the first World’s Fair was held.

    In their place, one now finds intimate experimental theatres, gleaming condominiums with basketball courts, swimming pools, inner gardens  and free breakfasts, all part of what’s new in recent years.

    Learn about all of this and much more in our block-by-block, past-to- present, online visit of this amazing thoroughfare, so often celebrated in song, film, musicals  and literature. 

    Thursday, June 9, Session 2 


    About the Instructor:  Carol Herselle Krinsky, PhD, a longtime professor at N.Y.U., is also a Manhattan expert as revealed in her 2021 WICE class on the making of New York. She's the author of five books, is working on a sixth, has earned national and university teaching awards, and has been President of several scholarly organizations concerned with architecture and art. She has also been a guest professor elsewhere in the USA, and in Mexico, Germany, Belarus, and Tatarstan, and has lectured in ten European countries.


    photo image: ©  LEEROY Agency from Pixabay

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Remote Online (Zoom)
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    In a village of four hundred souls, the infinite light of an Icelandic summer makes its inhabitants want to explore, and the eternal night of winter lights up the magic of the stars.

    Jón Kalman Stefánsson's award-winning Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night is a profound masterpiece that explores the lives of ordinary people in a rural community on the verge of change.

    Stefánsson’s novels have been nominated three times for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature. Summer Light, and then Comes the Night received the Icelandic Prize for Literature.

    ‘Powerful and sparkling . . . Prize-winning translator Philip Roughton's feather-light touch brings out the gleaming, fairy-tale quality of the writing,’ The Irish Times.

    ‘Ce roman envoûtant qui vous happe doucement et ne vous lâche plus fait partie de la première sélection du Médicis étranger,’ Actualitte.com


    Registrations open 14 May 2022


    photo credit: Hachette

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Paris - Exact location will be communicated 24h before the event
    • 4
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    Would you like to master all the parameters of your camera so your creativity wont have limits?

    Get away from the simple choice of shooting in automatic mode by mastering when to use the manual settings.

    In this intense, one-session workshop, you will learn all the technique tricks that you need to finally get familiar with your camera while developing your visual creativity. A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analyze your images.

    This four hour course explores the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings.

    Students can expect to:


    • Learn about the manual mode settings and get familiar with their camera

    • Learn about exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations

    • Learn about composition, color and black and white techniques

    • Develop their visual creativity

    Your tutor will guide you and will be with you to answer every technical question

    • Get hands-on experience though practical and creative assignments • Participate in a friendly feedback and review session of the pictures taken during the class.

    • All sanitary measures will be respected

    Course Requirements:

    • Suitable for all levels

    • Suitable for all kind of cameras that have access to Manual ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings


    About the instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world.

    He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

    www.juanmanuelabellan.com

    https://www.instagram.com/juanmanuelabellan/

    http://labelleimage.wordpress.com


    Photo credit: Juan Manuel Abellán 


    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    • 0
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    Please note that the Novel master class is now full, but places are still available for the Short Story, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction master classes.

    In this course, we will consider the different parts of the novel in isolation, drawing on examples from published work, and playing with ideas and methods with daily writing exercises. We will also critique short excerpts from each participant's novel-in-progress, not in the traditional workshop mode, as it makes little sense to attempt to speak about so few pages of a novel still in development, but with a series of thought-provoking questions designed to reconcile the artist and their work, and to situate the work in the writer's larger oeuvre.

    Requirements: Excerpts will be ten pages, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, with normal margins. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022 to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. Instructions about how to workshop will be discussed in full on the first day of the course.

    Lauren Groff is the author of six books, most recently MATRIX, FLORIDA, and FATES AND FURIES, all of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her short fiction has appeared frequently in The New Yorker, has won the Story Prize, and has appeared five times in the Best American Short Stories anthology. Her work has been published in thirty-five languages. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

    https://laurengroff.com/

    The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

    The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

    Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
    Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
    Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    Register

    The power of poetry lies in its ability to transgress limits.

    By this I mean that poetry traverses borders, internal and external boundaries of time, memory and voice. It expands our notions of what language can do. Technically, poets steal from the tool box of any written or artistic genre to find the modes of expression apt to the poem. For it is never what a poem says that makes it unforgettable, but how. This workshop, taking place within Paris, will be stimulated and nourished by generative writing in and about the city. The idea is to, as Victor Hugo said “Breathe Paris in. [For] it nourishes the soul.” And in these complex times, nourishment, expanding outwards, finding the words and the language to speak is tremendously important—both for those of you coming to Paris for the PWW and those of you who reside here year round. The technical focus will be on broadening your personal skill set. This will happen first through dialoging with samples of writing by contemporary poets from around the world as you compose new work based on prompts, experimentation and observation. Second, close reading of our own and each other’s work will hone our revision abilities. Third is what you will do after the PWW. This workshop should leave you with new modes to explore on your own and methods to deepen, hone and develop in your writing at home as you publish your first or fortieth book of poetry.

    Requirements: Please provide a writing sample of max 10 pages (1 poem max per page). During the week I will meet with each of you personally to discuss your writing sample. Note: the goal is not to provide me with your most polished work, but rather to give me a sample of work that you need help polishing or which feels like it needs something that perhaps another reader can help you locate and unpack.

    Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org.

    Jennifer K Dick is the author of That Which I Touch Has No Name (Black Spring Press Group, London, 2022), Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt, 2019), Circuits (Corrupt, 2013) and Fluorescence (University of GA Press, 2004) as well as 6 chap/artbooks. She has worked as a literary editor & reader for Versal (Amsterdam), Upstairs at Duroc (Paris), & The Colorado Review, has taught Creative Writing Workshops for WICE, the PWW, Kent University’s Paris in The Arts, Strasbourg Write a Story, and guest taught for Naropa and LIU Brooklyn’s MFA programs. She directs the UHA English Dept., curates Ivy Writers Paris & co-organizes “Écrire L’Art” at Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain.

    Originally from Iowa, residing in France for over 20 years, she has also lived in Norwich, England, Colorado, and Massachusetts, and traveled extensively. Thus she is interested in writing about place and displacement, and global polyphony—that is, the connections we have to our language as it slips in and out of the languages of others. Recent projects include completing the manuscript Shelf Break, the writing of a chapbook of shipwreck-related poems for Tupelo's 30/30 project last August and collaborating with dancers, filmmakers and visual artists. Jennifer looks forward to the opportunity to encounter your poetry/mixed genre writing as you explore migrations, poetry and Paris together during the summer2022 PWW.

    Blog: http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.fr

    The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

    The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

    Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
    Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
    Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    Register

    This intensive workshop is designed to help and encourage writers who are eager to work on a memoir, a travel story, an experience in nature, a personal essay, or a piece of personalized journalism. It will focus on your projects and ideas for future writing. Despite the range of creative nonfiction subgenres, they all share techniques of narrative craft, many of which are drawn from fiction and poetry. Often the central element is the ability to create the self as character, a first-person narrator who becomes an engaging personality to lead the reader into the world of personal experiences and research. We will look at the narrative structure, description, characterization, dialogue, and tension in your writing, all key elements in making writing spirited and appealing. This workshop invites those of you who are new to creative nonfiction writing as well as writers who have taken workshops before and wish to continue developing skills in the discipline. Individual conferences will be scheduled.

    Requirements: Please send a word document of 10-15 pages, double-spaced, of a creative nonfiction work in progress, plus a one-page description of your creative nonfiction project already underway or the one you wish to pursue to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022.

    Jeffrey Greene is the author of a memoir, four personalized nature books, a book of mixed genre writing, and five collections of poetry. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and Rinehart Fund, and he was a winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, the Randall Jarrell Award, and the "Discovery"/ The Nation Award. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, Agni, and the anthologies Strangers in Paris, Intimacy, Nothing to Declare: A Guide to Flash Sequence, and Rewilding. He works with the Pan-European MFA Program.

    https://jeffrey-greene.com/

    The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

    The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

    Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
    Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
    Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    Register

    Short stories can be just about anything, but how do you make yours stand out, and how do you prepare an effective collection for publication? This workshop will help aspiring and experienced writers shape and refine their fiction according to their own vision, with emphasis on character, plot, setting, structure, form and style. We will explore the principles of storytelling through writing exercises, discussion and analysis, with an added focus on publishing short stories and novellas in today’s market.

    Requirements: Please submit the first 500 words of a short story to the WICE Creative Writing Director via email at creativewriting@wice-paris.org. Students should ideally send in their excerpts before June 5, 2022.

    Alecia McKenzie is the author of six books. Her first collection of short stories, Satellite City, and her novel Sweetheart have both won Commonwealth literary prizes. Sweetheart has been translated into German (Schätzchen) and French (Trésor) and was awarded the 2017 Prix Carbet des lycéens. Other books include Stories from Yard (Italian translation Racconti giamaicani), Doctor’s Orders, When the Rain Stopped in Natland and, most recently, A Million Aunties, which has been longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. Her work has also appeared in a range of literary magazines and in anthologies such as Stories from Blue Latitudes, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and Girls Night In. She has co-edited two collections of contemporary short stories and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2019.

    Website: www.aleciamckenzie.com

    The PWW Master classes are only available as part of the PWW Package.

    The PWW Package includes one Master Class, Panel Discussion, readings, and welcome drinks at the opening reception.

    Cancellation Policy (Paris time):
    Cancel before June 1, 2022 - Get back 50% of what you paid
    Cancel on or after June 1, 2022 - No refund

    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paris - Exact location will be communicated 24h before the event
    • 5
    Register

    One of the most important things to learn photography is to visit exhibitions and photo bookshops. We will visit a contemporary photography exhibition in a gallery and analyze the work of the artist and the meaning of his/her work. We will meet at the gallery in the morning (probably Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson or Musee Jeu de Paume) but must be confirmed). After the exhibition we will have a feedback session on a café/brasserie.


    Students can expect to:

    • Guided tour of the exhibition

    • Critique of the exhibition

    • Analyze of the artist’s work and how he/she uses the photography medium.

    • Participate in a friendly feedback session after the exhibition

    Course requirements:

    • Suitable for all photography lovers!


    About the instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world.

    He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

    www.juanmanuelabellan.com

    https://www.instagram.com/juanmanuelabellan/

    http://labelleimage.wordpress.com


    Photo credit: Juan Manuel Abellán 


    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:40 PM
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    Gregory Messina, originally from New York State, operates the Linwood Messina Literary Agency, in Paris where he has lived since 2004. Having specialized in selling translation and other subsidiary rights for two major French publishing companies, he founded his agency in 2015 to work as a primary agent to an eclectic list of both English and French language authors as well as continuing his work selling translation rights for publishers, other agencies and his authors.

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:40 PM
    • In-person at Forum 104 – 104 rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
    • 6
    Register

    Mark Kessler has been an agent with Susanna Lea Associates since 2002, and is interested in mainstream and literary fiction and non-fiction. Before that he was a literary scout at Maria Campbell Associates, and he first entered publishing as part-time contract manager at the French Publishers Agency while completing an MA in French literature at NYU.

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