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Demystifying the French: A Bicultural Conversation
Demystifying the French: A Bicultural Conversation

Sat, Feb 17


Zoom Event

Demystifying the French: A Bicultural Conversation

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Zoom Event

About the event

Demystifying the French: A Bicultural Conversation is the fourth in our series of conversations about Demystifying the French. This program will offer the opportunity to explore the concept of demystifying the French from a French point of view as Janet Hulstrand discusses her book, and the general topic of cultural differences between France and the United States, with Edith de Belleville. After their conversation there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions or add their comments to the discussion.

Edith de Belleville was born and raised in the Parisian neighborhood of Belleville, just like Edith Piaf. Edith is a licensed French tour guide, an attorney, a licensed teacher of French for foreigners, and the author of two books: Belles et Rebelles: à l’ombre des grandes Parisiennes, and Parisian Life: Adventures in the City of Light. When she is not guiding visitors at Versailles or the Orsay Museum, Edith is sitting on a café terrace in Paris, enjoying a café crème and either watching the world go by, or working on her next book.

Janet Hulstrand is an American writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher of writing and of literature who lives in France. She is the author of Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You, and A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France. She writes for Bonjour Paris, France Today, and France Revisited, and she teaches online classes featuring books about France for Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC. She lives in a little village in Champagne, where she is working on her next book.

To purchase Demystifying the French, visit

This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members in the U.S., AATF members, and invited guests of the presenters or publicists. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Please click here to register.

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