Monday, 24 March 2008

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

The ninth Franco-Irish Literary Festival, organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Cultural Service of the French Embassy, will be held on the 18th and 19th April 2008 in the Coach House, Dublin Castle and on the 20th April at the Alliance Française.

I'd go just to see inside these buildings! Here's the programme.

Friday 18th April 2008

Opening of the festival,
H.E. Mr Yvon Roé D'Albert,
Ambassador of France to Ireland

2.15 to 4.15pm

Panel discussion - Love secrets
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Imbert
With: Nicolas Fargues, Dominique Fernandez, Camille Laurens, Colette Nic Aodha, Pedro Serrano.

4.30 to 5.45pm
Café Littéraire
Moderator: Johnnie Gratton
Presentation of their latest work by: Louis Gauthier, Philippe Grimbert, Fred Johnston

6.00 to 7.00pm
Readings Introduced by Sinéad Mac Aodha
With: Dermot Bolger, Patricia Nolan, Pedro Serrano, Colette Nic Aodha.
(readings in English, Irish and Spanish)

Saturday 19th April 2008

10.30am to 12.00
Panel discussion - Childhood secrets and family secrets
Moderator: Emer O'Beirne
With: John Boyne, Anne Enright, Frédéric Ferney, Philippe Grimbert, Evelyn Schlag, Jan Costin Wagner.

12.15 to 1.15pm
An hour with…
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Interview with: Anne Enright

3.15 to 4.30pm
Panel discussion - Secrets, gossip and hearsay
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Imbert
With: Sorj Chalandon, Frédéric Ferney, Louis Gauthier, David Park, Pedro Serrano

4.45 to 6.00pm
Café Littéraire
Moderator: Dominique Le Meur
Presentation of their latest work by: John Boyne, Nicolas Fargues, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Jan Costin Wagner.

6.15 to 7.15pm
Readings Introduced by Joe Woods
With: Fred Johnston, Camille Laurens, Evelyn Schlag
(readings in French and German)

Sunday 20th April 2008

11.30am to 12.30
An hour with…
Moderator: Antoine Boussin
Interview with: Dominique Fernandez

12.45 to 2.45pm
Literary brunch - Secrets, politics and societies
Moderator: Lara Marlowe
With: Dermot Bolger, Sorj Chalandon, David Park, James Ryan, Evelyn Schlag, Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

All events open to the public - admission free

Simultaneous translation in English and French.

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