Archives for October 2014

Lecture in French

Sunday, October 19

– 3 :00 PM – Lecture in French by Isaline Remy (writer) and Martina Moriss (writer of detective novels) at the home of Peterson Conway

Martina Moriss and Isaline Remy are passing through for the Carmel Art and Film Festival. They will come to visit our Alliance and offer to speak about writing a novel.

Martina Moriss explains the creation of the detective novel. Is it a police investigation? Fiction or reality? How to choose the topics, depending on what? Who? What is the difference between a thriller and a police investigation?

– Isaline Remy talks about the “social novel or historical novel, in both cases, the author is a conveyor of memory.”

Martina Moriss is a writer of social novels and thrillers that are published in France and French-speaking countries. After One-Way Ticket to La Baule was published in 2013 in « Edition du bout de la rue », she has just published her 11th novel, The Inherited Prison, a thrilling novel, full of subtle intrigue.

She divides her time between Paris and La Baule, but has also traveled extensively abroad to give lectures and to participate in literary salons presenting her works. Each year she conducts writing workshops for children and adults on various topics.

Isaline Remy is a writer, actress and literary journalist. She has had a passion for over 25 years in the arts and letters in their various forms of expression and has received numerous awards. She is currently a writer and critic for Le Journal Indépendant and Agence Bretagne Presse. Her writing is prolific and eclectic. She has written, among other publications :

Clint Eastwood-View of a French Woman, biography, 2005, Publibook.

– Maurice and the Anonymous Senegalese Rifleman – 2012 published by Le Bout de la Rue, Grand Prix of the International Academy of Lutece 2013.

For effective coordination, please reserve before October 15 with Michele Neisess

Bring snacks and drinks for the reception afterwards.

Lecture in English “ART AND FASHION”

Saturday November 1

2:00pm – Lecture in EnglishART AND FASHION” by Dr. Larissa Noury

MIIS, McGowan Room 102
411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Currently on tour in the United States, Dr. Larissa Noury ​​will stop in Monterey to show us how, from Impressionism to the present day, the realm of haute couture has been inspired by that of Art, as for the great designers Sonia Delaunay, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gauthier. Dazzling projections accompany the comments of Dr. Noury​​. Sponsored by the Alliance Française of the Monterey Peninsula in partnership with MIIS, this free conference, in English, is open to all. This conference will be 60 minutes long and will be followed by a question and answer session.

Larissa Noury ​​graduated with a PhD in Architecture (St. Petersburg, 1988) and Arts (Bordeaux, 2003). She has published several books on color, architecture and art. She is an artist and colorist. She has created a collection of painted dresses with JM Pujol who worked at the studio of Yves Saint Laurent. She recently presented her film “Dream of Harmony” on new technologies in art. The Art of Larissa Noury ​​is in many private collections and in five museums. She has received numerous awards and has presented in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions both in France and abroad: USA, Australia, Spain, Korea, Malaysia and other countries.

You can see now (until November 30) works by Larissa Noury ​​at the Alliance Française of San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94109, 415 775 7755.,,

As a preamble, a luncheon with Dr. Larissa Noury ​​will take place at 12:00pm at Jack’s Restaurant, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940.

For the luncheon it is necessary to reserve before Thursday, October 30, with Pascale Richards-Deliens