Bannière pour la série Talks in English
Thursday 14 March 2019 - 19.00

Stephen Clarke has lived in Paris for 25 years, and now considers himself a true Parisian.

He has written more than a dozen books about the culture shock of being a Brit in France, as he has battled to understand French attitudes to work, leisure, culture, food, history, language, queuing up, and of course amour.

He now speaks fluent French, though it has not always been easy, and he still does not understand why the French say certain things, even when he can translate all the words they use.

He will be sharing his experiences, with anecdotes drawn from his everyday life and his writings, both the "Merde" novels and his non-fiction books such as Talk to the Snail and 1000 Years of Annoying the French

What is the Talks in English series? 

This programme of talks is part of our offer for adult students, it is open and free for all students, but it is also open and free for members of the public ( subject to seat availability). It is a series of monthly talks in English on different themes, delivered by our teachers and also external speakers. Information on upcoming sessions is available on our website and our social networks.

We offer refreshments at the end of the talks to encourage attendees to practise their English.

Stephen Clarke

Guest writer

 Stephen Clarke began writing sketches for a BBC radio show.

In 2004, he self-published "A Year in the Merde". After three months of carting copies around Paris in a shopping trolley, he sold the book to a major publisher and it has now sold more than a million copies worldwide.

 He lives in Paris. 


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