Friday, 27 March 2009

Franco Irish Literary Festival

This year's Franco Irish Festival is 03-05 April 2009.

Friday 03 April
14:00 Opening of the festival by H.E. Mr Yvon Roé D'Albert, Ambassador of France to Ireland
14:15-16:15 Panel discussion "Passion" with Moderator: Jean-Michel Picard and Colette Fellous, Alain Fleischer, Joseph O'Connor, Beatriz Preciado
16:30-17:45 Café Littéraire with Moderator: Joe Woods and Presentation of their latest work by: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Dennis O'Driscoll, Álvaro Uribe
18:00-19:30 Readings - Introduced by Sinéad Mac Aodha and with: Noëlle Châtelet, Olga Flor, Joseph O'Connor, Maike Wetzel

Saturday 4th April
10:30 - 12:00 Panel discussion First Love Moderator: Dominique Le Meur With: Olga Flor, Deirdre Madden, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Lucy Vincent
12.15 to 1.15pm An hour with… Moderator: Frédéric Ferney Interview with: Assia Djebar
3.15 to 4.30pm Panel discussion Forbidden Love Moderator: Johnnie Gratton With: Nicole Brossard, Noëlle Châtelet, Alain Fleischer, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
4.45 to 6.00pm Café Littéraire Moderator: Jean-Philippe Imbert Presentation of their latest work by: Hugo Hamilton, Olivier Poivre d'Arvor, Maike Wetzel
6.15 to 7.30pm Readings Introduced by Éamon Ó Ciosáin With: Colette Fellous, Claire Keegan, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Álvaro Uribe

Sunday 5th April
12.00 to 2.00pm Literary brunch The End of Love Moderator: Lara Marlowe
With: Nicole Brossard, Assia Djebar, Frédéric Ferney, Claire Keegan, Dennis O'Driscoll

All free.
Simultaneous translation in English and French.
I went last year and the simultaneous translation was awesome!

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