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  • 23 Aug 2021 9:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well, hello and bonjour there, ol' friend. I hope you were able to have some relaxation this summer and are ready to jump into expanding and enriching your world alongside others. It's some much fun to give and learn, right?

    First, we hope you  can join wice on september 11 at the annual fair of associations (forum des associations de paris) in the 15eme paris (not so far from the wice location). Get involved with the paris community  by meeting some of our fantastic wice volunteers and learning more about who we are and what we offer! click here to register >

    Next, new courses are already being listed on our course calendar. From photography, to book clubs, and language courses there's so much to choose from. Take a peak! click here to view courses.

  • 03 Aug 2021 4:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get a head start on your bilingual book group and pick up Ruth Druart’s debut novel of two families whose lives become intertwined in Occupied Paris during the Second World War.  "While Paris Slept" is a remarkable tribute to human endurance as well a reminder of the legacy of crimes committed in wartime.

    PLUS you'll have a chance to meet the author who will be joining Bilingual Book Group by remote to talk about her work and the craft of fiction. 

    This discussion will be online September 10th. Mark your calendars! For registration and more information, click here >

  • 12 Jul 2021 8:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just like Paris itself, WICE is always a good idea. Become a member and enjoy access to our events and courses be they online or in-person. It's a great way to make new friends, grow, and learn.

    Sign up for one of our courses, attend  events, become a volunteer or any combination of the three, but be prepared to have fun! WICE membership also entitles you to a number of benefits and discounts in and around Paris.

    Click here to join and learn more! >

  • 07 May 2021 9:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you ready to write? It’s that time of year again and oh goodness, am sure we’ve all acquired a lot of stories we need to write down.  Paris Writer’s Workshop Weekend is back this coming June (in person if regulations allow) and of course, many classes will be online internationally. 

    This year’s line-up includes a host of creative writing, poetry, and craft talk featuring our wonderful WICE instructors. 

    For more info and registration, visit here >

  • 09 Apr 2021 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Along with our fabulous languages classes at WICE, we have several upcoming creative writing courses for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that we know you will love.

    “Using Your Senses to write”, “Writing Features: From Idea to Publication”, and "Poetry Craft and Inspiration" are a great way to observe and share your thoughts with the world. From inspiration to research to get published, our courses will nimbly guide you to get started and beyond. All courses are taught remote online too!

    Courses begin next week so register now and view our writing classes here >

  • 20 Mar 2021 10:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get to know French culture and history by diving into great written works by French authors. Swoon. Read creations by Voltaire, Rousseau, Hugo, Balzac and Duras. What a rich and thrilling experience to partake along with others, non?

    Join your fabulous WICE instructor, Muriel Lunetta, on this enriching journey now offered online. It's a great companion class to all things French including your language and guided conversation courses. 

    For more information, visit the course registration link here >> 

  • 27 Feb 2021 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Discover incredible Manhattan in this remote learning class. Our instructor will take you on a journey through its history, design, architecture, and even the effects of the pandemic and climate change. To register and more info, visit here >> 

    Another great way to broaden your world is to learn a language! WICE is currently offering courses in French and English  in several levels throughout the week. Support your language learning by joining also joining our guided conversation, film series, and bi-lingual book clubs. For more information, visit our language courses here >>

  • 01 Feb 2021 2:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ah, nature. We don't often think of nature when we think of culture, but of course nature abounds!  WICE is happy to bring a little bit of both naturel and culturel to you online this coming Tuesday! Join us for the following lectures:

    • Representation of the female body in art
    • Florida Everglades - US Park Service Special Presentation (FREE for Members)
    To learn more about these and other upcoming courses, click here.

  • 14 Jan 2021 11:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Raise your words, not your voice.
    It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." -Rumi

    Language may be counted amongst one of the most amazing of human inventions. And while yes, some still rely on grunting and gesturing alone to make their point, many more of us still trust the structure of words in speech and writing to convey our thoughts from one to another. Here at WICE, many of us revel in both its technical and artistic qualities that inevitably brings us together. 

    As we continue to social distance, many of our foreign language, creative writing, lectures, and book group courses are currently offered remotely...

    Dive deeper into writing – or join a lively talk with a New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson. Expand your French grammar skills in an on-going course or group discussion or take part in our bi-language book group where we read and discuss a featured novel (Currently John le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / La Taupe)

    You can view all our courses on our course Calendar here >> 

  • 24 Dec 2020 4:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wishing you all a very WICE holiday season. Thank you from all of our team for your continued support and community. Despite the setbacks of 2020, WICE is still here because of the difference you make. 

    It's never too late to enroll and take part in learning in our talks, walks, and classes – or contribute by donations or volunteering. We hope to see you in 2021 both online and in-person. 

    Let's stay connected and looking ahead together. We welcome you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram

    WICE is wishing you the happiest of holidays!

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