Living and Investing in France Consultation, Conferences, Workshops

The Adrian Leeds Group sponsors events all throughout the year that are informative for those wishing to live or invest in France. Visit this page or our Meetups at for information or subscribe to the "nouvellettres®" Parler Paris, Parler Nice and French Property Insider to be kept up-to-date on these events!

The Imaginative Storm Creative Writing and Storytelling Workshop, FREE!

Jim Navé

Facilitated by poet and storyteller James Navé

DATE: January 5, 2018

TIME: 3-6:30 PM

PLACE: Upstairs at Café de la Mairie - On the corner of rue des
Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris Métro Lines 9, 3 & 11,
stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers


James Navé workshop

Join us for the Imaginative Storm workshop and explore the artistic opportunities that emerge when you write through the Imaginative Storm to the Creative Form. During our time together, you'll generate spontaneous new work inspired by movement and improvisational exercises, insightful conversations, and traditional poems and stories recited as writing prompts. You'll exchange ideas with your peers. You'll learn how to use Imaginative Storm to Form techniques when you're called upon to teach future workshops. You'll expand your network, have insightful breakthroughs in your writing, and walk away excited about what you plan to write and tell next.

ABOUT James Navé

For over twenty-five years, James Navé has traveled the world in the service of poetry, art, performance, creativity, and storytelling. He teaches people how to exhume their buried dreams, trust their creative instincts, and design life on their terms. His signature Imaginative Storm Workshops have helped many people launch successful storytelling
and writing careers. Navé hosts Twice 5 Miles Radio on WPVMFM in Asheville, NC. He is the director The Taos Storytelling Festival. He designed The Artist's Way Creativity Camp in Taos, NM with creativity author Julia Cameron. He is a founding member of TEDxNewYork Salon which has been hosting a weekly NYC salon since 2009. Navé is the Poetry Emcee the LEAF Festival Poetry Slam. He has facilitated writing and creativity at Timex, Canada, Pepsi, the National University of Ireland, Galway, North Carolina Outward Bound, Gettliffe Architecture, Boulder, Create Oklahoma, LKB Coaching Associates, Paris, Adrian Leeds Real Estate Group, Paris, and The Open Center, NYC. Navé holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College and has memorized over 500 poems, and performed them too, all over the world.

Register Now: or email [email protected]

Writing from the Heart…in the Heart of France with Janet Hulstrand and the Essoyes School:

Essoyes School Summer Seminars

Janet Hulstrand


2017 is the Year of Renoir in Essoyes...a great time to visit!
How would you like to...

Enjoy fine French cuisine, and our local, artisanale champagnes...
Relax into peaceful, quiet village life, a world apart...
Work on your writing (or begin to write for the first time) with others in a nonjudgmental, supportive, small-group workshop...
Explore a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of France, just two and a half hours away from Paris...

Full details are available on The Essoyes School Web site. Full details and registration information for the latest workshop on our Writing from the Heart page .

Adrian LeedsAprès Midi

Upstairs at Le Café de la Mairie (formerly La Pierre du Marais)

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

EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed August)

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. Information available at Après Midi.

Susan Herrmann LoomisCooking Courses in Normandy with On Rue Tatin Chef, Susan Herrmann Loomis

Come to On Rue Tatin, Susan Herrmann Loomis' 15th-century Norman retreat, for sumptuous lessons. When you reach Louviers (by train from the Gare St. Lazare) you will make your way to On Rue Tatin. You will walk through the small wooden door at On Rue Tatin and enter a savory, aromatic world where culinary adventure awaits.

To reserve your place or for more information, email Susan Herrmann Loomis, On Rue Tatin, at [email protected]

Information: U.S. OFFICE 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Central Time Schuyler Hoffman, Special Conference Coordinator Email: [email protected] - PARIS OFFICE 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Paris Time Adrian Leeds, +1 (877) 880-0265