Saturday, November 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 pm Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
Cara Black, the bestselling author of 19 books, is a favorite presenter within the Alliance Française network—she’s been captivating us with her great stories during meetings at our individual chapters for the past decade. We are pleased to host Cara in this national Zoom session, for all to enjoy. She’ll talk about her latest books, Three Hours in Paris, her first standalone thriller and her Aimée Leduc series, each of which features a different arrondissement of Paris. She’ll touch on the challenges and the joys of writing stories based in Paris. Her interviews with Paris police, café owners and delving in the archives. She’ll discuss how she goes about the research process from her base in San Francisco and over frequent visits to Paris (pre-pandemic!).
The general public, Francophiles and budding writers, especially ones with a Francophile bent, will all pick up tips and inspiration for their next trip or the next tale. If you’re journalling, keeping a notebook, or have a story idea this can be your jumpstart! This particular event is being held in November because this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)—an annual internet-based creative writing project.
Bio: Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. Visit her website for more info. Her books are available at independent bookseller and on Amazon.
This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Please click here to register.