Chocoholics Unite in Paris
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Just wanted to send you a quick reminder that as an ITWPA member you get $200 off our upcoming workshop in San Diego.
Plus… that $200 savings is transferable!
If you know a friend, neighbor, or family member who’d be interested in attending, that person can save $200 too.
Graduates from these programs boast more success and see more bylines than most. I’ve watched retired couples, opera singers, band members, nurses, sound engineers, photographers, and people from just about every background you can imagine transform themselves into travel writers in just 4 days.
You’ll find some of their stories here: http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/workshop/pp
That’s because, unlike other programs where you sit in a chair all day and scribble notes, our workshops are highly interactive and even include an assignment out-and-about in town doing real “travel-writer work.” (I use the word “work” loosely. You’ll be busy finding a good restaurant to write about or an unusual shop… wandering through a park or maybe taking in a show or a museum. Essentially, you’ll be enjoying yourself.)
The very next day in class you start writing, and by the end of the program you leave with a publishable piece in hand.
What’s more, you’re given proven templates for travel articles you can use when you get home. Follow these formulas, and you’ll always know what to put first and what to write next. They’ll cut hours off your writing time and pretty soon you’ll be writing faster and smarter than most other writers.
Not only that, but at the end of the workshop (when you have your finished piece ready to go) we literally hand you the names and contact information for a handful of editors in the market for articles from freelancers, all willing to work with first-time writers. Your success is practically guaranteed.
To reserve your place in San Diego (or to extend this offer to a friend or family member), speak with my colleagues Michelle, Barbara, or Michael at Agora Travel today by calling (800) 926-6575 or (561) 243-6276, or e-mail: [email protected]. Or visit http://www.thetravelwriterslife.com/workshop/pp/ where you’ll find a day-by-day schedule of events.
P.S. A student at our recent Las Vegas workshop called it, “informative, fast-paced, and friendly… once you leave this workshop, the only thing blocking your success is you!” Indeed. My colleagues and I have been looking forward to this San Diego event all year. With each subsequent workshop, we improve and revise the program. This November in San Diego, you can expect a productive, pleasurable, and above all, life-changing experience.
Dear Parler Paris Reader,
I woke up this morning thinking I would write about chocolate since I’m planning to attend the Salon du Chocolat tonight. But, then my inbox was overflowing with mail in response to Monday’s newsletter and one was of particular interest. (More about chocolate later.)
If you didn’t have a chance to read it or want to refresh your memory, click on /parlerparis/issues/pparis25-10-04.html
Monday’s article makes no political statement whatsoever, although it does report on what I and others have discovered. I quoted statements others made in open, published forums — as their opinions, not mine. And I love that you readers really do read and let your emotions run high! From the dozens of letters I received, it is clear that in this election, the sides are violently opposed. It frightens me, however, that we Americans can be so far apart in basic ideology.
One very important letter comes from Robert R. Pingeon, the Chairman of Republicans Abroad France. Like a resumé, he noted all the activities the organization has participated in related to voter registration. I was certainly unaware of them…perhaps I’m just not on his mailing list?? And there was so little on the Internet — barely his contact information. I publish information from all non-profit organizations that inform me of their activities as a community service in Wednesday’s Community Calendar, but he nor anyone else has yet to send them to me. I welcome it in all fairness to both sides. M. Pingeon, please be my guest!
Now, on a more delectable topic — French chocolate. Being the chocoholic that I am, I jumped at the chance to attend the opening of the annual “Salon du Chocolat!” Starting tomorrow at 10 a.m.
A la prochaine…
P.S. After election night, gather with even more Americans the following night at Bennye Mathews’ Thanksgiving Taster — A Night of Soul Food and Gospel Music inaugurating Mother Mathews’ Restaurant. Scroll down for more information.
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One World Actors Productions
English/French & World Theatre Season
From October 19th, 9:00 p.m. and every Tuesday
TWO by Jim Cartwright, British Comedy in English
Theatre Darius Milhaud
Moving Parts Play Readings In English
Carr’s Pub & Restaurant
November 7th, Linda Healey “Masks”
Théâtre Pixel presents…
Bus Stop by William Inge
“In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked and four weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning…”
18 Rue Championnet, 75018 Paris, Métro: Simplon
Stand Up Comedy
October 31st & November 2nd 8:30 p.m.
A former magician, Marx now concentrates on tricks of the verbal kind, using the conjurer’s trick of misdirection to ensure the quirky punchlines come unexpectedly out of leftfield. Offbeat, and sometimes off-colour, he finds comedy in the most unconventional of places, he crafts a sharp and original set full of surprises. He cleverly manages to be childish and knowing at the same time, neither pandering to the lowest denominator nor wearing his intelligence on its sleeve.
Reginal D Hunter
November 22nd & November 23rd 8:30 p.m.
The black american 2 time perrier nominated politically incorrect stand-up makes his Paris debut.
Un Demie Sciecle d’Arthur Smith
November 28th, 8:30 p.m
Arthur Smith celebrates his 50 years of grumpy existance with a bevy of friends who will all be in Paris to help him blow out 4 score and 10 candles in the Hotel du Nord on saturday night before taking to the stage for a show on sunday.
Hôtel du Nord
OPEN CASTING CALL
EICAR’s International Section invites all English speaking actors to attend
Alesian Literary Salon By Toby Brothers
November Salons finalized!
Monday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Beloved Starting Nov. 8th
Tuesday Afternoons 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Short Stories Starting Nov. 9th
Tuesday Evenings 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Hamlet Starting Nov. 9th
Call 06.85.13.81.27 or email [email protected] for more information.
Live Poets Society
NEW ON SHELVES BY LOCAL AUTHORS
WHEN THE BODY SAYS IT’S LEAVING by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez
FLUORESCENCE by Jennifer K Dick
Long Poem “Best Love & Goodbye”, by Margo Berdeshevsky, is just out in new NIMROD International.
SHEETS FOR MEN ONLY (Dancing Ink Press, 2004) is an anthology of men’s poetry edited by L. Claire Kincannon.
Kevin Higgin’s essay ‘Poetry, Politics & Dorothy Gone Horribly Astray’ is now available on London-based website nthposition.com.
BLOG TO CHECK
Paris Muse: Italians in Paris
Primaticcio: Master of Fontainebleau
Veronese Profane until January 30th
Cracking “The Da Vinci Code”
This tour is available when the Louvre is open; every day except Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open late night on Mondays and Wednesdays until 9:45 p.m.
For more information visit: http://www.parismuse.com/index.shtml?ef=0000014
La Fontaine has free jazz concerts Monday through Saturday nights!
Don’t miss Rick Margitza on Monday nights (from 9:30 p.m.), one of New York’s jazz legends who played with Miles Davis for 20 years, playing on the 18th and 25th.
20 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles, 10th, Métro: Colonel-Fabien
Boo Hewerdine in concert
November 16th, 8:30 p.m.
One of England’s finest singer-songwriters whose beautifully crafted songs have been recorded by Eddi Reader, kd lang & Natalie Imbruglia, he’s written with Darden Smith & Clive Gregson, had music featured in films such as Fever Pitch & TwentyFourSeven, produced the Corr’s and Nick Hornby is a friend and fan.
Willard Grant Conspiracy
November 30th, 8:30 p.m.
The 10th annual Salon du Chocolat
Come experience a movable feast featuring the food of the gods!
A Night of Soul Food and Gospel Music inaugurating Mother Mathews’ Restaurant
Parler Paris Après-Midi /parlerparis/apresmidi.html
Next Meeting: November 9th, 2004 and Every Second Tuesday of the Month 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to network with other Parler Paris readers.
Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
Paris Soirée Dinners Every Sunday
Patricia Laplante-Collins has international dinner parties on the Ile St-Louis. She hosts a 21st Century Paris Salon where you meet interesting people in Paris and have a lot of fun. There is always a Guest speaker, perhaps a Writer, Actor, Historian — you name it, Patricia hosts them all. For reservations or to be on the mailing list: call 01 43 26 12 88 or write [email protected]
Saturday October 30th – Paris Soirées Halloween Party. 20h00 – Midnight. Dancing. Great
MARK YOUR CALENDAR. Sunday 7 November PARIS SOIREES DINNER: Featuring Adrian Leeds, Parler Paris/French Property
Paris Network Cocktails Every Wednesday
Hosted by Patricia Laplante-Collins…
PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAI
GOOD WINE! INTERNATIONAL BUFFET!
Patricia’s Tel: 01.43.26.12.88
WANT TO BE A GUEST SPEAKER? CALL OR EMAIL PATRICIA
27 Years Of Dinner Chez Jim Haynes
Jim’s atelier becomes a salon every Sunday night where about 70 people from all over the world meet, dine, drink and enjoy themselves. Telephone on Saturday or Sunday for your invitation, directions and the door code.
Have your portrait painted by American Portrait Artist, Kathy Burke
Paint or Draw Portraits and Self Portraits with American Portrait
245 Euros 3-hour private session
For more information, [email protected]
Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group
Celebrating our 7th Year in Paris
Join us at the Parler Parlor conversation group in Paris France for free-form conversation with native French and English speakers. Practice speaking 45 minutes in French, 45 minutes in English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily, in groups of six to eight, each in its own acoustically sound private room.
Parlor Times — 3 Times A Week In Two Locations
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mois de La Photo
Those who are space watchers or news watchers may have noticed that Tuesday, Oct. 27 was the historic flyby of the Cassini Space Probe past Titan, the great moon of Saturn. What most people don’t know is that part of the Cassini mission, a cooperative effort of the European Space Agency, the Italian Space Agency and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA’s contractor) is being run from just outside Paris at L’Observatoire de Meudon. Tomorrow I will be visiting the observatory and interviewing Dr Athena Coustenis, a long-time scholar of Titan, who is in charge of three experiments on the mission, including two on the Huygens Space Probe that will be dropped from Cassini to Titan in early January. I’ll have more on that interview, and a first-hand look around the laboratory and its magnificent outdoor facilities, next week in Astro-Paris.
News from the world of astrology is just as big. Overnight tonight is the historic total eclipse of the Moon in Taurus. Eclipses themselves always feel a bit momentous, but the reason this one is historic is that it comes with a G
rand Quintile aspect, that is, a five-pointed star that links together Jupiter, Pluto, Uranus, the Moon and Saturn.
The eclipse is responsible for a lot of the tense, uneasy pressure that many people are feeling. Eclipses always feel a little edgy. This one happens to be unusually intense because it’s a total eclipse and because it’s in one of the Moon’s own signs, Taurus. But the results should far exceed the costs, based on the presence of the Grand Quintile, which is an aspect that says, in a word, FLOW. This is really a time, despite all control impulses to the contrary, to go with the flow.
Scorpio Birthdays This Week
Healthy relationships change, and change regularly. A total lunar eclipse around the time of your solar return, placed in your opposite sign Taurus, says strongly that you need to move with the changes that have entered one particularly close relationship. It may seem like you are not the one who is changing; you have all the evidence that your partner is. But in fact your whole idea of what it means to relate to another person is being completely revised by several deep inner shifts that are all your own. Be grateful that the progress in the lives of those close to you is allowing you to grow and become the person you need to be. Keep checking in; update your files every day, because that’s how fast we change. This is the mark of sanity.
Read more at Planet Waves, including a twice-daily web log and truly excellent weekly and monthly horoscopes by ERIC FRANCIS. Visit http://PlanetWaves.net/ Eric is also available for in-person consulting, talks and presentations in Paris.
Thursday, October 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
1st Debate: Young Dems versus Young Republicans
A 5 euro contribution will be requested at the door and
Thursday, October 28th, at 8:00 p.m.
Contribution 100 Euros per Person or more is welcome!
Joe Allen Restaurant
AARO (Association of Americans Residing Overseas), Democrats Abroad and Republicans Abroad
Family Health Day
SATURday, NOVEMBER 13TH 2004 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Organized by: The American Hospital of Paris, Health Network Int’l, Message Mother
This is event for the English Speaking Community will include
Accidents and Emergencies
Also speak with doctors, meet with health groups and professional,
Limited Seating! Free Admission! Sign Up Today!
American Hospital of Paris
All questions and registration call
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Parler Paris is seeking a bright, young, hard-working computer-literate native Anglophone with basic working knowledge of French and lots of knowledge of Paris to intern and be trained for possible paid position as professional assistant, to start immediately.
A 60-day unpaid commitment is required, 35 hours a week. Skills required: Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook or Other Email Program, Internet Search, accounting software (such as Peachtree) and Dreamweaver or other Web site development software, if possible. Must have good command of English language and the ability to write clearly, concisely and correctly. Must have good public relations skills, be personable, friendly, patient. Must be organized, manage details, have tidy work habits.
Duties include: email customer and reader correspondence, light bookkeeping and record-keeping, general office duties (filing, copying, posting, etc.), phone reception, appointment scheduling, etc.
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The next gathering is November 9, 2004
Chocoholics Unite In Paris
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