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Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).


Thursday, December 14th: A Cappella Singing in the USA

Molly Huff is studying International Relations and French at UC Davis-California and is also the music director for the all-female a cappella group known as Spokes. She is spending a semester in Bordeaux at le Centre de Californie (Bordeaux Montaigne).

Tonight Molly will explain how she developed a passion for a cappella, and how this musical artform works (for example, some of the singers need to actually replace music instruments with their voices). She'll also talk about the concerts she organizes and give us information about a cappella singing throughout the USA.

Dear all,

the Christmas book sale continues: you will find the books on sale on the two Library tables until our Christmas party on the 21st.

Just €2 a book, it's a bargain right on time before Christmas.

BDX-USA is open:

Monday - 6:30 to 8:00
Tuesday - 11:00 to 12:30 & 6:30 to 8:00
Thursday - 6:30 to 9:00

December, Thursday 7th: Potluck

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!

Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share!

BDX-USA December Book Selection

Dear all,

here is the selection of books of the month. They are in display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

Sunday, December 3rd -1:00 to 6:00 - Book Sale and Open House



1 :00 pm -  6 :00 pm

Dear all,

Thanks to donations, BDX-USA will organize a book sale where, we are sure, you will find something to indulge yourself or to offer at Christmas.

We have got a wide range of genres: from classic novels to latest mystery stories, from herbal medicine recipes to travel books, from self-help books so that you improve yourself in any aspects of your life History essays… and much more.

Also, we can propose you a large choice of children’s books or books related to education: tales, History, how to make your child love reading … and even a few board games parents and kids can play together.

The BDX-USA team will greet you with some cakes and coffee to award you for fending off the cold outside and join us.

Don’t hesitate to share the information and to bring friends, we will be all the happier to welcome them and tell them more about BDX-USA.


Thursday, November 30th: American Foreign Policy - from Obama to Trump

China or Russia may be serious contenders, though the USA remain the first global power and no country on Earth escaped its influence somehow. But in a more and more globalized world, which kind of foreign policy did Obama choose and will Trump do something entirely different?

From 2007 to 2010 Ken Forder was the U.S. Consul in Bordeaux. After a 32 year career with the U.S. Government he decided to come back to Bordeaux. Since September 2016 he has worked as an Associate Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po.

This evening he will join us to compare & contrast the traditional U.S. foreign policies with those of Presidents Trump & Obama.

Thus, continuation of the "Policeman of the World" policy or revival of the "Monroe Doctrine"?

T. Roosevelt and his "Big Stick" diplomacy in the Caribbeans by W.A. Rogers

Friday, November 24th (10am - Noon) Writer's Workshop with Chuck Grieve: How to Self Edit your Work

Editing your own work is difficult. In this workshop, award-winning writer and editor Chuck Grieve shares tricks of the editing trade, common pitfalls and common-sense solutions, some of the tools you should and shouldn’t use, and practical tips on improving copy.

Chuck is a writer and editor with his own small publishing house which specializes in memoir and non-fiction. He also gives seminars on writing and editing. Most recently he hosted two workshops at the 2017 Chartroux Literary Festival. 

Participants should bring two double-spaced hard copies of some of their own (preferably unedited) prose work, length 1,000-1,500 words.

5 euros for Members & 9 euros for Non-members.

Contact Concetta at by Tuesday, November 21st if you would like to sign up.