Monday, February 20, 2012

13th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival !

Now a significant date in Dublin’s annual literary calendar, The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is ready for its thirteenth edition, continuing the tradition that led to Dublin’s nomination as a UNESCO City of Literature. Who could have predicted such longevity for the modest gathering of authors from two different cultures but sharing the same love of literature?

The event will take place in in the Coach House situated in Dublin Castle and in the Alliance Française on 20th, 21st, and 22nd of April 2012.

This year, we will host Irish and French writers and also one each from Canada (Quebec) and Germany.
Authors include Salim Bachi (France), Kevin Barry (Ireland), Marie-Claire Blais (Québec), Pat Boran (Ireland), René de Ceccatty (France), Colette Fellous (France), Cécile Guilbert (France), Seamus Heaney (Ireland), Jennifer Johnston (Ireland), Claire Keegan (Ireland), Michael Kleeberg (Germany), Mathieu Lindon (France), Siobhán Mannion (Ireland), Thomas McCarthy (Ireland), Belinda McKeon (Ireland), Darach Ó Scolaí (Ireland), Chantal Thomas (France), Sabine Wespieser (France).

The theme of the thirteenth edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Pleasure, Plaisir, Pléisiúr, will be discussed through four round-table discussions:

● Autour du plaisir - What is Pleasure? - Céard is pléisiúr ann
● Ecrire, lire et plaisir - Writing, Reading and Pleasure - Scríobh, léamh agus pléisiúr
● Plaisirs interdits - Forbidden Pleasures - Pléisiúr faoi thoirmeasc
● Plaisirs des sens - Pleasure of the Senses - Pléisiúr na gcéadfaí

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of April 2012!