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A Welcome Back Toast To Host Arthur Lemay Of Harvard:
WELCOME BACK ARTHUR!
"90+ Ways You Know You’re Becoming French."
Happy Hour. Shari's Presentation. Dinner and Dessert. More Great Socializing.
Sunday 19 January 2013
19h00 - 22h30ish
Our Guest Of Honor:
"The French say that foreigners can never truly “become” French--no matter what legal status is inscribed upon what identity papers they carry around in their France-based wallets. Nor might newly minted citizens or official residents wish to swap their own cultural manners and mentalities for those of the local waiter who serves them their morning café au lait et croissant (to say nothing of totally being able to). But if you’re here long enough, your adaptation mirrors, those Escher drawings where columns of black geese or fish on the left fly or swim straight across the page, migrating and mutating by imperceptible degrees, melting into and finally becoming their white counterparts on the right. To a greater or lesser degree, whether you expected to or not, one day you realize that you’re crossing to the other side. How do you know that you’ve arrived?
We're going to have fun with this one!
Shari Leslie Segall will come with her newly released, highly in-demand little book, 90+ Ways You Know You're Becoming French (co-authored with FUSAC co-owner Lisa Vanden Bos and beautifully illustrated by Hungarian artist Judit Halasz). Participants will call out a number. Shari will turn to that "way of becoming French" in the book and read it. Participants will then reflect upon and discuss how "French" they have (or haven't) become on this particular point. (There have already been on-line "competitions" among readers as to how many becoming-French criteria they have met.
Books will be available for signing and purchase (with two euros off the selling price for Paris Soirées participants).
Shari Leslie Segall, in Paris since 1985 and author of France-themed books and articles, teaches English and cross-cultural communication at the prestigious Institut des Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) and at the French Military Academy. She is the founding director of Foreign Affairs, which provides linguistic and cross-cultural training and creates English-language documents for executives.
Address: In our friend's charming and spacious 16th arrondisement apartment. Metro: Ranelagh (ligne 9)! We'll confirm the exact address with the reservation.
It's €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. Free-flowing wine.
Dinner, a great topic and meeting , fun new international people.
Reserve on firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number,please. NO TEXT MESSAGES PLEASE.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Sunday 26 January 2014. 19h00: Special Guest To Be Confirmed. Reserve On email@example.com
will discuss some general theories about creativity, some examples of creative work in the arts and sciences and my own work in photography, including some photomontages about the creative (and destructive) aspects of physics.”
Among the personages Ted will discuss are: Einstein, Freud, Jung, Joseph Campbell, Richard Feynman, Arthur Koestler, Liam Hudson and Steve Jobs.
Very impressive and I'm sure, fun. - Patricia
Address: In Our friend's lovely and trendy 16th arrondisement apartment. Metro: Jasmin (ligne 9)! We'll confirm the exact address with the reservation.)!
It's €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE PLEASE) for a fun dinner. Free-flowing wine.
Reserve on firstname.lastname@example.org NO TEXT MESSAGES PLEASE.
A fun dinner, a great topic and meeting , fun new international people
MARK YOUR CALENDAR Sunday 12 January 2014. 19h00: Special Guest To Be Confirmed. Reserve On email@example.com