August 24, 2009

August 23, 2009
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step up to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Dear Friends,

Happy Rentrée to everyone!
We are slowly getting off the ground for 2009-2010.Here’s a brief announcement for a workshop to get those creative juices flowing. We thank Cathy Altman Nocquet for offering this fundraiser activity for GiF.

Creative Writing Workshop with Cathy Altman Nocquet
Date: Saturday September 12, 2009
Ages: 9 and up!
Time: 15h00-17h00
Cost: 10 euros
Priority will be given to members
Deadline for signing up: September 5, 2009, first come first serve.
RSVP: ; Subject: Creative Writing with Cathy

Cathy Altman Nocquet made a career of creative thinking while working in international advertising as a writer and strategist. Her after-school, creative writing workshops use offbeat, inspiring exercises to develop creative thinking long term. Kids ages 9 and up will invent unexpected characters to populate the strangest of settings, concoct revolutionary plots, turns colors and senses inside out.....And see that their ideas are limitless!
Bring a spiral notebook and your favorite pen!!

(For more information about Cathy’s weekly workshops, please contact her directly at:

Gifted in France is a non-profit association that is self-funded. We are indebted to the families who’ve extended their support by becoming members.

Kind regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly