Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

News (Blog)

Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 17 Oct 2014 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a pretty cool video of the duet Johnnyswim in Paris.  Enjoy!  tps://

  • 16 Oct 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The October issue of the free on-line BSC cultural magazine is available here:

    Check it out!

  • 10 Oct 2014 3:31 PM | Deleted user

    Chers Amis,

    Le jury du Prix Nobel de Littérature a décidé de couronner en 2014 notre grand écrivain Patrick Modiano. Survenant six ans à peine après la remise du même prix prestigieux à J. M G. Le Clézio (comme en 1985 à Claude Simon), cette décision illustre la vitalité de la littérature française contemporaine et la dimension universelle de ses thèmes capables de toucher un public international.

    La Fondation se réjouit de cette distinction qui met en pleine lumière un écrivain discret jusqu’à l’humilité, à l’écart des cénacles et de la presse à sensation, et dont l’œuvre est une longue méditation romanesque sur la mémoire et le temps, à partir des plus sombres pages de l’histoire de l’Europe. Son œuvre d’écrivain et de scénariste rend aux disparus une chair mystérieuse dans un Paris à la fois embrumé et illuminé par l’absence.

    La Fondation vous engage vivement à mettre à l’honneur la personnalité attachante et l’œuvre originale de l’auteur de Dora Bruder et de Lacombe Lucien, en organisant des présentations et des manifestations dans vos médiathèques, en l’incluant dans vos programmes de conférences, comme en général dans les échanges culturels et universitaires que vous développez dans vos villes d’accueil.

  • 09 Oct 2014 9:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Paris-based theater company Théâtre de la Ville returns in the Midwest with their trademark innovative artistry, balancing fierce creative spirit with reverence for the classics. The troupe is thrilled to bring to Midwest audiences two of their acclaimed productions, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota: Ionesco Suite and Six Charachers Searching for An Author.

    Ionesco Suite , presented at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in its its only US engagement, celebrates the work of maverick avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco with a whirlwind montage encapsulating seven of his plays, brimming with wicked humor and hard-hitting themes.

    Presented at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, which dates from 1921, is an absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors and their characters.

    Read more information here:

  • 09 Oct 2014 3:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The fall edition of "Federation Focus", the newsletter of the Federation of Alliances Francaise USA can be read here:  It is worth reading!

  • 18 Sep 2014 5:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is Pascal Thiriet, famous for being the spouse of our own Prof. Ruth Hottell!


    Please join us for a memorable evening- conversation with French distinguished author Pascal Thiriet on September 22, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 FH 2420.

    Author Thiriet will discuss his books and his transitional journey from a math professor to an acclaimed French author.

    The event is free and open to the public – no tickets or RSVP required. Seating will be on first-come, first-served basis. A book signing and sales will follow the program.

    Hosted by:
    The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University Of Toledo. For more information contact:
    Dr. Gaby Semaan. FH 2400N. 419-5302546

  • 29 Aug 2014 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator) aims to help people keep up-to-date with what’s in the news in France whilst gaining insights into French language and culture.

    I hope that, by following my blog, people who haven’t got a lot of time for listening to the radio or reading newspapers will find some short articles of interest. For those whose knowledge of French is limited, the English version will help them to understand and will provide them with useful expressions and vocabulary.

    The blog’s success and my students’ enthusiasm have encouraged me to create a unique website. What I’m trying to do is to give you online the same sort of experience you’d have if you were to have private lessons with me. Have a look at: 

  • 28 Aug 2014 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Way Public Library will present the film Au Revoir Les Enfants.  See details here:

  • 09 Jul 2014 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From the Federation:


    We are pleased to let you know that we are now accepting registrations for the 2014 Convention and Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Deadline to register is October 11, 2014. We are offering a free standard registration to the 2nd attendee per member chapter.  If you are the 2nd person to register from your chapter, please let us know.  There will be workshops on Friday afternoon and Saturday - you may register with the form or online.

  • 08 Jul 2014 9:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have plans to visit Chicago, Columbus, South Bend, Traverse City, Cleveland, Indianapolis, etc. this summer you might want to enjoy one of these films:
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