February, 2023

 Submit Your Questions for the Next Tech Talk!

WICE Member Benefit!
All your tech questions answered--for free!

You can get help—for free—from the friendly and knowledgeable WICE TECH TEAM:  Jonathan Weiland, Mike Franks, Dania Lawand, and Richard Perlman.

Next Tech Talk session, on Zoom: 
Wednesday, 8 February, 18h – 19h

Each tech talk has three parts:
  1. The tech team will cover a few general topics like how to sign up for an event on the WICE website.
  2. The team will take questions about computers, phones, tablets, and anything technical that puzzles you. Email your questions/problems to techquestions@wice-paris.org.  
  3. Q and A session with Zoom participants.
We will hold these hour-long informal sessions approximately once a month.
Tech Talk is free but you must register to participate. REGISTER HERE or send an email to techquestions@wice-paris.org to receive the Zoom link.

Send your questions to techquestions@wice-paris.org.

Disclaimer: This is advice only and to the best of our volunteers’ ability.  WICE does not guarantee results and is not responsible for any damages to personal devices that may occur.
New Course: Haiku!
How to Enjoy, Write, and Publish Them
4-session course, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:30
This is a Zoom online course.

The class covers the history, structure, and current practices in writing English-language haiku. Participants read and write haiku, engage in peer critiques, benefit from expert guidance, and submit haiku to popular journals.

Instructor is award-winning haiku poet Anna Eklund-Cheong

The class is offered to WICE members andwith an additional fee that includes WICE membershipnon-members.

For more information and to register, visit here.
Tuesdays & Fridays3:00-4:30
Free for WICE Members
As Always:
Tuesdays we meet at: 

Maison Communale 
69 rue Violet 75015 
Métro: Commerce,
Buses: 42, 88, 70
we meet again at: 
Le Patronage Laïque Jules Vallès 
72 Av. Félix Faure, 75015
Métro: Ligne 8 Arrêt: Boucicaut
Buses: 62, 70, 80, 88 
To join our in-person conversations please contact Mary-Jo at: 
Find out more at WICE Language Courses
      WINTER TRIMESTER: January 9 - March 31, 2023
These classes have available spaces at reduced tuition:
(All languages classes will be remote for the Winter trimester.)
  • French 3
  • French 4 
  • French Film Discussion
  • French Guided Discussion
  • English Guided Discussion
For additional information for each course, visit:
 WICE Language Courses
Additional Courses!
Writing the Short Story

Tap the secrets of classic and contemporary masters
to create your own short story!
8-week course, February 14 --April 11 (no class February 28)
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30AM
This is a Zoom online course.

Instructor Noah Weisz uses texts by celebrated authors to discuss principles of structure, characterization, plotting, voice, and description. You'll complete several writing exercises and one full-length short story.

For additional information on the course and the instructor,
visit Writing the Short Story.
NOTE: For non-WICE members who wish to register and attend, please contact creativewriting@wice-paris.org.
Learn to Knit!
Six fun sessions cover it all from casting on and basic stitches to designing with texture and color, and finishing your work. Even if you’re all thumbs right now, master knitter Deborah Hunter will have you knitting, purling, and showing off your work in a few short weeks.

In person, Wednesdays 14h-15h30: February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 and 15.
You’ll receive the Paris address (near the Gare de Lyon) when you register.

You can still sign up at a reduced rate.
For more information and to register, visit Learn to Knit!
Coming in March!  Stay Tuned for Details!
Literary Louvre Walk: Read Jeannette Winterson’s novel, “The Passion," then explore artworks in the Louvre that enrich the experience.  March 10 (tentative)

"No-Host Lunch," Le Saint Germain Café, 62 rue de Bac 75007.  March 16. Details to follow.

Cooking Indian Cuisine with Chef Anjali Pathak
Tuesday 21st & 28 March, 12pm - 3pm

Photography class: Telling a story in Pictures with Juan Manuel Abellan
Date and location coming soon

Creative Expression and Drawing Workshop
30 March

More details to come in the March WICE Direct!
Upcoming Activities!
The WICE series of four leisurely walks will introduce you to famous names and fabulous buildings, social history and local legends, high culture and juicy scandal. Pick just one or take all four.

Instructor Deborah Hunter, from Edinburgh, Scotland, has a background in museums and culture, and enjoys exploring unexpected sights in familiar places.
Film-makers, philosophers, and famous artists, plus beautiful buildings, unusual shops, and the Gateway to Hell.
Saturday February 18 11-12:30
For more information and to register for this walk, visit here.
Storming around Bastille: 
Discover people & places in the Paris area
historically known for woodworking
Explore fascinating parts of Paris off the beaten path. This walk focuses on the quartier populaire south and west of Place Bastille, and the people who lived and worked there. 
Sunday February 26, 11-12:30
For more information and to register for Storming the Bastille, visit here.
Saturday March 11, 11-12:30. To register, visit here. Details to come.

The fourth and final WICE Winter Walk will be announced soon.
WICE Late Winter Apéro!
Date: February 17, 5:30-7:30

Place: Le Saint Germain café
62 rue de Bac 75007 

Champagne Door Prize!

For Members and Their Guests

Registration required. Visit here to register.

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are needed to lead discussion groups in English for Ukrainians who want to improve their English. 

If interested, email us today with your email address at: 


If you've been enjoying our language, writing, and film courses, French-English Conversation groups, the Bilingual Book Group, Tech Talk, Apéros, and so much more, please consider giving a donation!

Please donate here.
Bilingual Book Group

The Siege (La Faim) by Helen Dunmore

See below to add your name to the waiting list.

Friday February 10 , 14h - 15h30   •   Centre Culturel Irlandais
Helen Dunmore’s extraordinary novel is set against a landmark event in military history and in the annals of human suffering: the Siege of Leningrad. 

The discussion will be held at: Mediathèque, Centre Culturel Irlandais   
5, rue des Irlandais 75005 Paris

Location Coordinator Needed!

To work with mairies, churches, cafés, and WICE programs on details for events being held in these spaces.
Working knowledge of French required.

Email us today with your interest:  wice@wice-paris.org

And remember, we are always seeking many volunteers to do many tasks!

WHIP!  What's Happening In Paris
Film Screening & Art Exhibit 

If you have an event to publicize, please
send a notice to wicedirect@wice-paris.org, and we may include it.

Lost in Frenchlation shows French films with English subtitles.

NEXT FILM: “Le Tourbillon de la Vie” directed by Olivier Treiner

DATE: Friday, February 10, 7-10pm.
Drinks from 7pm, Screening at 8pm, then Q&A with the director

CINEMA: Club de l’Étoile, 14 Rue Troyon, Paris 8

TICKETS: €8-€10. To reserve tickets:  https://clubdeletoile-vad.cotecine.fr/reserver/F364871

More about the film here.

For a list of future films and dates, click here
Exhibit: Musée de Montmartre
Fernande Olivier & Pablo Picasso, In the intimacy of the Bateau-Lavoir

Dates: Through February 19, 2023
Address:  12, rue Cortot 75018 
Find out more about this exhibit here


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