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!

American Expat Seminar in Paris with Special Guests Tanya Uniacke & Carole Jaskarzec from Moneycorp

Brian Dunhill - Dunhill International Financial PlannerBrian DunhillTanya Uniacke - MoneyCorpTanya UniackeCarole Jaskarzec - MoneyCorpCarole Jaskarzec

Sponsored by Dunhill Financial and The Adrian Leeds Group

October 8th, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Planning for your Dunhill Financialfinancial future can be complicated, but add the additional complexities of being an expat and the new FATCA regulations, it can be that much harder.

We have new estate tax regulations in Europe, Brussels IV, and this is our platform to properly discuss these changes.

MoneyCorp currency exchangeAdrian Leeds will host the seminar presented by Brian Dunhill that will go through pertinent subjects for Americans in Paris, followed by the quarterly economic update. There will also be an additional presentation by Tanya Uniacke & Carole Jaskarzec who will discuss “currency conversions” and their firm’s view on the Dollar vs. the Euro in the near future.

October 8th, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. seminar starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Le Café de la Mairie
On the corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
(Métro Lines 9, 3 and 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers)

The economic update will start upon the completion of the Financial Forum at around 7:00, please feel free to join for one or both of the presentations. Complementary beverages will be served.

Please sign up at:

Cecilia Woloch Wwriters Workshop - Paris, FrancePARIS WRITER'S WORKSHOP

With Ceclia Woloch

Moving Your Passion onto the Page: An Intensive Workshop for Writers

September 28-October 2, 2015

Writers working at all levels, in all genres, are invited to join poet, novelist and memoirist Cecilia Woloch in Paris, France, for an intensive, intimate 5-day workshop. Come to focus the lens through which you see the world, to experiment with ways to translate your experiences and perceptions into language, to move your passion onto the page and to give it form.
The workshop will meet in the private upstairs room of the Café de la Mairie, in the 3rd arrondisment of Paris, for four hours each afternoon. There will be time for discussion of literary models, exploration of themes and approaches used in those models, inspiring generative writing exercises, time to write and then share your work for constructive feedback and suggestions for further development.
Each workshop participant will generate a body of new writing over the course of the workshop and receive guidance toward bringing that work to fruition.

Whether you’re at the beginning of a new writing project or already immersed in a work-in-progress, the workshop will offer tools for keeping your creative juices flowing, keeping the inner critic at bay, and keeping your writing on track. We’ll end each afternoon with an “apero” (coffee or tea or cocktail) and informal literary salon, joined by writers and artists from the Paris community.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshop fee includes hand-outs and a half-hour private consultation with Cecilia. For further information or to enroll, contact Cecilia at: [email protected] OR [email protected].
September 28 – Oct. 2, 2015
Café de la Mairie
51 rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
Fee: $650

Cecilia WolochAbout Cecilia Woloch:
Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but "on the road" across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Carpathia (BOA Editions, 2009). Her second collection, Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem, was published in French translation (Tzigane, le poème, Gitan, Scribe-l'Harmattan, 2014) and has been adapted for multi-media performances in the U.S. and Europe. A novel, Sur la Route, was published by Quale Press in 2015. Her honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, Chateau de La Napoule Retreat for Artists, CEC/ArstLink International and the Center for International Theatre Development. She collaborates regularly with musicians, dancers, visual artists, theater artists and filmmakers, and conducts workshops for writers around the world. The founding director of Summer Poetry in Idyllwild, The Istanbul Poetry Workshop and The Paris Poetry Workshop, she has also served on the faculties of a number of graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs.
About the evolution of Sur la Route, Cecilia says: The manuscript began with journal entries I made in the mid-1990’s during an extended stay in Paris; I began turning some of the journal entries into prose-poems, then linking the prose-poems into a narrative; over time, the prose poems became more like vignettes and scenes, and took on some of the attributes of fiction, and the manuscript grew until it was novel-length. When it was published, I was as surprised as anyone that I’d written a novel. Although I work in a fairly disciplined way, writing at least a little every day, I’m always surprised by the writing process and by the fruit it bears. I think a writer needs both what Adrienne Rich called a “wild patience” and a wild impatience for getting things down and keeping them moving forward.
Feedbackp from workshop participants:
Eve Hoffman: “In Cecilia Woloch’s workshops you work hard in the amazing safe space she creates. I continue to learn about clarity, craft, content. I learn about me. In the end I am always simultaneously energized and exhausted. That’s why I keep coming back.
Anastassia Politi: “Cecilia invites us to concentrate on the essential.”

Adrian LeedsParler Paris Après 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)

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. Information available at Parler Paris Après Midi.


ann party 13-3-10-3Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group

Practice Your French ...or English!

Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week -- come as often as you like!

For further details, visit Parler Parlor or Email: [email protected] Elisabeth Crochard:, Adrian Leeds:

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