15th Franco-Irish Literary Festival

Now a significant date in Dublin’s annual literary calendar The Franco-Irish Literary Festival organised by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland and the Alliance Française Dublin, prepares for its fifteenth edition, continuing the tradition that led to Dublin’s nomination as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Contributing to the convivial atmosphere of the event and reflecting the new era that is opening with the 15th anniversary, Dublin Castle (George’s Hall) is the venue for the Festival on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April, and the Sunday brunch will take place in the Alliance Française on 6th April.

French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Jean-Pierre Thébault , will officially open the Festival at 2pm on Friday 4th April at Dublin Castle, (George’s Hall).

18 writers are invited! These writers have been chosen in close co-operation with our Irish partners, together with members of the Festival’s panel representing the Irish universities and the Press.

The theme of the 15th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is:

Changing lives
Changer la vie
Malairt saoil

Throughout the three days we will discuss this theme and its various aspects through four round-table discussions:
● Upheaval – Le bouleversement – Corraíl
● Metamorphosis – La métamorphose – Claochlú
● Extinction – L’extinction – Dul in éag
● Rebirth, renewal – La renaissance – Athbhreith

Participating Writers:

Laura Alcoba
Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam
Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Theo Dorgan
Yannick Haenel
Paul Lynch
Eimear McBride
Liam Mac Cóil
Deirdre Madden
Céline Minard
John Montague
Pascal Morin
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Conor O’Callaghan
Donal Ryan
Laurent Seksik
Jessica Traynor
Philippe Vasset


The Franco-Irish Literary Festival
15th Anniversary
4 - 6 April 2014

@ Dublin Castle (George’s Hall) on 4-5 April
@ Alliance Française, 1 Kildare St, Dublin 2 on Sunday 6 April
Admission Free
No booking required, first-come fist-served
- Simultaneaous interpreting in English and French
Full festival details at www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com


Published on 02/04/2014

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