Literary Salons

Café de la Culture Literary Salons showcase relevant, cross-disciplinary topics and themes and explore how diverse ideas can connect . The format is varied and ranges from one speaker, to round tables discussions, to a full conference panel, as well as evening get-togethers. As they take in the program, attendees and speakers from vastly different fields, cultures and generations can cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of Café de la Culture.

Past Events

Cafe de la Culture: The Venue for Visionaries

What They Are Saying…

"The place is so beautiful...we seem to be in an another "époque" with this Art Déco style, i adore it. The people were very générous and talented. Cara is a very good and beautiful 'maîtresse de maison', receving so kindly each guest. A special thanks to the chefs, beautiful ladies, for giving us extraordinary food, so delicious.
The cakes were to die for!"

-Marie Barathe Castillo, Property Manager for Airbnb, Francaise

"An evening of discovery from amazing home-made was an amazing way to meet talented, curious, open-minded, passionate individuals...photographers, actors, musicians, singers, authors, sculptors, and individuals from various professions and countries...wonderful memories, new friendships and that 'I can't wait till the next soirée' sensation!"

-Deborah Gallin, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director, American

"Exploring the unknown during a 'Soirée Bohème in Montmartre', felt like we were all embarking on Cara's space ship! We all seemed to have the beautiful 'we've certainly met before' feeling as we had such a fabulous sense of unity, of being part of something -'une chose'- La fameuse chose (special dedicace to Marvelous Maurizio Romero on contra bass and Corinne Boujasson performing poetry)! We all shared delightful exotic cuisine created with love , in an atmosphere of perfect harmony.
Thank You all. We'll meet again!"

-Veronik Menanteau, Visual Artist and Integral Yoga Facilitator, Francaise View Veronik's Website

Meet the Director

Director/Producer Biography

Cara Cruickshank is a Brazilian/American living in France. As a woman living in 3 cultures, she has a first-hand, intersectional view on cross-cultural themes relevant to modern women.

She began her professional career in theatre at age 10 on Broadway in the musical Les Misérables, along with multiple singing performances at The United Nations General Assembly. She has independently produced, directed and choreographed over 60 independent productions in the U.S. and abroad (including Turkey, France and Brazil), focused on diversity and women’s empowerment. Her performances have been consistently celebrity and media acclaimed. Cara founded Café de la Culture in 2011 to promote diversity, arts and community conversations. She recently showcased her original, ensemble theater play, The Alchemy of Imperfection, in Paris, France with standing ovations, encores and media acclaim. Since then, she has toured this multimedia production across the U.S., alongside a panel discussion on the topic: “Courageous Vulnerability: How Can Men Support Women to Speak Up and Be Seen?” in honor of #MeToo and #TimesUp.  Each event is locally cast and curated with artists, activists, academics and experts from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.  Launching with sold-out performances in Los Angeles and Boulder, the event has most recently been presented in Denver, San Francisco and Portland with rave audience reviews. Café de la Culture is now booking performances nationally in the U.S. for the coming seasons.

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