Après Midi

adrianEvery second Tuesday of the month (except August), since 2003 (!), Adrian Leeds personally hosts an open and free gathering to the public, enhanced by a speaker from the community who offers something special to share with everyone! Speakers range from authors who have a new book out to filmmakers to specialists in their fields -- always a topic of interest with an open forum for questions and discussion. There is no need for registering in advance...just come any time, but the earlier you get there, the better your seat!
 3 to 5 p.m. the Second Tuesday of the Month (except August)
Upstairs at Café de la Mairie

(Since December 2002 and in this location since October 2003)

On the corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers

See Map Here

*Special Note: Anyone attending Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. In addition, the café allows us to hold our meetings free as long as each person orders at least one drink, even as small as a coffee! Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.

Après Midi March 13, 2018:

Joe Start - French License

Joe Start

To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Après Midi Archives.



Upcoming Après-Midi Presentations

April 10,2018

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Adrian Leeds, Real Estate Agent, House Hunters International

Adrian Leeds has "starred" in 28 episodes of HGTV'S House Hunters International episodes since 2006, as a French property consultant who helps people realize their dream of owning property in Paris and all of France! Join Adrian for the first time at Après Midi as she combs the romantic streets of Paris to find the perfect pied-à-terre or journeys to the French countryside in search of the ideal home for her clients. Two episodes of House Hunters International will be shown and Adrian will talk about her experience filming the shows and will open the forum to questions.

 Adrian on House Hunters International

May 8, 2018

 Talia Carner

Hotel MOSCOW - By Talia Carner

Talia Carner, Author

It is hard to imagine living in Soviet times, when the government toyed with its citizens' self-worth and planted a culture of suspicion and corruption. It is even harder to imagine how, overnight, in 1991, all laws were obliterated with the fall of communism. Russians woke up to a lawless country, having to stumble in a new market economy—after being conditioned to view capitalism as evil. In this fascinating speech, Talia Carner shares her experiences of being caught in the 1993 Russian parliament uprising against president Boris Yeltsin, about the plight of women when this world-superpower went through a transition, and the realities of teaching entrepreneurship to people with a child's grasp of managing newly privatized cooperatives.

Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbook magazine and served as the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island University and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency missions to Russia, teaching women entrepreneurial skills. Carner’s activities in women’s organizations led to her participation at the 1995 International Women’s Conference in Beijing, where she learned of the atrocities of The Dying Rooms—the Chinese orphanages where the documented death rate was 80%—and about the U.S.’s courts betrayal of molested children. Helping African women to develop a campaign against clitoridectomy, she was exposed to the plight of women in societies that subjected millions of girls to this brutal mutilation. Her education about violence against women continued when she assisted Indian women in a campaign to end the burning of brides over dowry disputes. She also researched the lives of women in religious oppressive societies. A sought-after keynote lecturer at renowned organizations, Carner speaks on both universal and culture-specific issues facing today’s women across the globe.



June 12, 2018

Oliver Gee, Earful Tower TBA

July 10, 2018


September 11, 2018

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018