3 to 5 p.m. the Second Tuesday of the Month (except August)
Upstairs at Café de la Mairie
(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
*Special Note: Anyone attending Après Midi must be willing to have their photograph taken and a brief description written about them for publishing in Parler Paris. In addition, the café allows us to hold our meetings free as long as each person orders at least one drink, even as small as a coffee! Your presence indicates your willingness to participate.
To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Après Midi Archives.
July 10, 2018
Kathleen Spivack, Author
Kathleen will read from her latest novel Unspeakable Things, which deals with refugees from Eastern Europe coming over to New York during World War II. The main characters are members of a string quartet smuggled out of Europe and deals with their displacement and eventual redemption.
Begun in France while the Maurice Papon Trials were going on, in Unspeakable Things Kathleen weaves her own family’s experience as immigrant refugees with her encounters with individuals she met when she lived and taught in the French university system off and on for almost 30 years. France has been a home and a temporary way stop for people escaping oppression, and this is why Kathleen is so very happy to be able to share this novel with you.
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
Cara is a bestselling American mystery writer. She is best known for her Aimée Leduc mystery novels featuring a female Paris-based private investigator. Black is included in the Great Women Mystery Writers by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd edition.
November 13, 2018
Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher of writing and of literature who divides her time between France and the U.S. Although she is mainly known for her writing about France, and particularly about the village in Champagne where she spends much of her time, she is also known as a downsizing expert, as coauthor of a book (Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home) and a blog (Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned) on the subject. At this Après-Midi she will share her expertise in downsizing, focusing on how the “keepers” and the “throwers” of the world can work together harmoniously to get the job done (!) when it is time to downsize the family home.
December 11, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
Following the format of the small classic An Hour from Paris (2002, 2008, 2017) and written with the same delight in the little-known treasures of the Ile de France, comes Annabel Simms’s long awaited sequel, Half an Hour from Paris. It describes 10 surprising new destinations only half an hour by train or métro from central Paris, yet unknown to many Parisians.
Based on over 20 years’ experience of exploring the Paris countryside by train, each daytrip includes the essential historical, cultural and social background, as well as detailed practical information, clear maps and optional extensions to the recommended walk.
Annabel was born in England, of Hungarian parentage. She has lived in Paris since 1991, when she arrived from London on a year’s sabbatical from her job as a college lecturer in English language and literature – and never left. She continues to spend her weekends happily exploring the Ile de France by train and on foot.
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019
July 9, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019