At the heart of WICE's commitment to cultural enrichment and connection lies its vibrant Literature program, a curated set of activities designed to cater to the diverse literary tastes of our international membership.
Upstairs at Duroc stands as a testament to WICE's contribution to the literary world. Established in 1999, this English-language literary magazine has become a beacon for both budding and seasoned writers. Published biennially, it showcases an eclectic mix of poetry and short prose, inviting contributions from the Parisian literary landscape and from gifted writers globally.
From Page to Stage: Readings of Award Winning Dramasoffers a unique rendezvous for theater enthusiasts. Meeting monthly, members immerse themselves in award-winning English-language plays that span various cultural backgrounds. With plays typically being two acts, and featuring 6-10 characters, the group works to ensure a gender balance among authors and a rich representation from British, Irish, American, and Scottish playwrights.
For those with a penchant for dissecting literary masterpieces, WICE offers several options:
Storyscapes: Where Art Meets Text offers a singular experience, seamlessly blending the worlds of literature and art. Participants first delve into a chosen novel and subsequently embark on a guided tour of renowned museums such as the Louvre or Musée d'Orsay, where they use art pieces that resonate with the narrative's plot points, themes, characters, events, or locales to foster deeper connections and enriching discussions.
Lastly, Author Readings is a real treat for bibliophiles. Several times a year, WICE becomes the platform where novelists, poets, short story writers, and memoirists share their creations, allowing members an intimate glimpse into the author's world.
In essence, WICE's Literature program is a celebration of the written word, fostering connections and discussions, and enriching the cultural fabric of its community.