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Evenings with an Author: Emilio Williams, “The Untold Stories of Americans in the 7eme”
January 16 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Author Emilio Williams returns to the American Library in Paris to share additional forgotten and surprising stories of the 7th arrondissement. This time around, he will focus on Americans who lived in the area and their contribution to literature and the arts. We will discover, among many colorful American expats, a future Protestant First Daughter schooled at a local Catholic convent, visionary artists of the Belle Epoque, indomitable heiresses, the party animals of the Lost Generation, the woman who taught America how to make a real French Omelet and the ultimate muse of the French New Wave. Williams will offer recommendations for unexpected walks around the area, as well as further reading suggestions from the Library’s collection.
About the Author
Emilio Williams splits his time between Paris and Chicago, where he is a Writing Fellow and Instructor at the School of the Art Institute. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the forgotten history of the 7tharrondissement. His award-winning theater plays have been produced and published internationally to much critical acclaim. In his previous life. as a journalist, he worked for CNN in Atlanta and Washington DC.