(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
NEXT MEETING: EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed August)
Now, every month, a guest speaker of note comes to talk about a topic of interest and then open the floor for questions and discussion!
*Special Note: Anyone attending Parler Paris Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.
Linda Hervieux, Author
Talking about her new book "Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War"
To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Parler Paris Après Midi Archives.
Upcoming Après-Midi Presentations:
May 10, 2016
Janet Hulstrand - writer, editor and teacher
Janet has spent much of her time over the past thirty-five years living, working and traveling in France. She writes frequently for the online magazines Bonjour Paris and France Revisited, as well as for her blog Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. She teaches classes in American literature about France at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington D.C., and each summer she teaches “Paris: A Literary Adventure” for the Queens College, CUNY study abroad program in Paris. She also teaches Writing from the Heart workshops in Essoyes, a charming village in the Champagne region that was home to the Renoir family.
Less than 3 hours from Paris, about halfway between Troyes and Dijon, Essoyes is a great place from which to explore this part of France, which is not very well known even by many French people. It is a wonderful destination for a weekend away from Paris, or a stop along the way to points east, or the South of France. Janet first discovered it when she picked grapes there in 1978, and in the years since she has made it her second home. She will share with you stories of the Renoir family, and talk about all of the wonderful things there are to do in this part of France—whether your interest is art, history, cuisine, tasting the local artisanale champagnes, or enjoying the great outdoors.
June 14, 2016
Kathy Borrus, Author, freelance writer, and museum store consultant
July 12, 2016
Harriet Welty Rochefort -- more to come...
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
September 13, 2016
Jeffrey Greene, poet, memoirist, and nature writer
Jeffrey Greene is a wise and generous writer, navigating each wild edible through his own memories. What results is much more than a field guide; it’s a window into our relationship with the natural world.
Forget farm to plate. This is a book about wild places to plate, imagination to plate, memory to plate.
See a recent review in the Wall Street Journal by Georgia Pellegrini.
Today we care about the source of our food as much as the preparation, so it is no surprise that foodies have discovered wild edibles. From the most upscale restaurants in New York to humble farm stays in Europe, chefs and restaurant-goers alike are seeking pleasure in food found in the wild. Greene’s captivating book offers experienced foragers and novices alike a chance to come along with him on his international adventures into the cult of wild edibles. He showcases the beauty of what one can cook up in a truly wild recipe.
Jeffrey Greene, Ph.D.
Summer Creative Writing Institute
October 11, 2016 TBA
November 8, 2016
James Navé, poet and storyteller
Aprés Midi StorySLAM
James will begin with a short discussion about how Moth inspired personal stories and The StorySlam has grown into one of the most popular forms of modern storytelling. Afterward, James will facilitate an Aprés-Midi StorySLAM. The theme will be RISK. Come and listen, or better yet, come prepared to put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your true-life story about RISK. James will choose five names from the hat. If he draws your name, you’ll have five minutes to tell a true story.
STORYTELLING TIPS: 1) Practice your story until you can tell it off-book with no notes; 2) Trim your story until it's 5 minutes long; 3) Include conflict and resolution.
James Navé is a poet, storyteller and arts entrepreneur. He is the director of The Taos Storytelling Festival, The Taos Poetry Festival, and an organizing member of TEDxNewYork Salons. He is also a co-founder of Twice5 Miles, a content and creative collective based in Taos and Brooklyn. An early contributor to the creativity renaissance that has swept the nation, he established The Artist’s Way Creativity Camp in Taos NM with Julia Cameron from 1995-2003. Navé began his storytelling/spoken-word career when he co-founded Poetry Alive! a theater company that has performed traditional poems for millions of students, K-12. He has been on three national Poetry Slam teams and his work has appeared in two books of poetry and numerous journals and magazines. He has memorized over 500 poems and holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College.
December 13, 2016
Lisa Anselmo, My Part Time Paris Lifert Time Paris Life