Join us as we celebrate the masterful work of one the most prominent figures in Haitian literature: René Depestre.

Performance
Friday, March 31, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join 17 illustrators of the Haute école des arts du Rhin for a DRAW JAM, a collective illustration workshop & book signing! Enjoy a glass of wine, create your illustration and hang your creation on the walls of the Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US

Join us for a morning of reading, and fun activites with Christine Davenier, based on her books ‘Poussons la porte du Jardin’ and ‘Les Monstres de la nuit’.

Join French writers Colette Fellous and Chantal Thomas as they discuss Pièces détachées, Fellous’s last novel, in which she tells the story of her father’s decision to leave Tunisia in the wake of the massive exodus of Jews from Tunisia to France in the 1960s.

Blutch, Richard McGuire, and Dan Piepenbring discuss the thrilling and hallucinatory Peplum, a graphic novel that weaves together threads from Shakespeare and the Satyricon along with Blutch’s own distinctive vision.

Acclaimed translator of Irène Némirovsky novels, Sandra Smith, and Susan Rubin Suleiman discuss Suleiman’s wide-ranging biography.

Tilt Kid Festival
Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:00am - 4:00pm

In intimate one-on-one sessions with the audience, each teen will tell his or her unique story to both parents and kids. The Teens Library is a reminder of the power of storytelling. It brings stories to life and gives a voice to any individual.

Join us for a French Story Hour followed by an Easter Eggs Hunt starting at 11am!

Join eminent French philospher Jacques Rancière and New York University professor Kristin Ross as they discuss Rancière’s The Lost Thread.

Join David Bellos and Liesl Schillinger in honoring the release of Bellos’s magnificent The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables.

Join novelists Édouard Louis and Teju Cole as they discuss Louis’s international bestselling debut, ‘The End of Eddy’ (FSG).

Ivan Jablonka will be joined by Cornell University Associate Professor, Camille Robics, for a conversation on his bestselling novel, Laëtitia, which was awarded the prestigious Médicis Prize, and the prize Le Monde in 2016.

Join three-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, one of the greatest artists in international music today, as she discusses her extraordinairy career and her last album to date Sings with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg (429 Records, 2015).

MOSHI is a witty mustache which sticks on children’s face to teach them how to philosophize and express their ideas in artistic ways. Every MOSHI workshop is unique but are based on 2 pillars : philosophy and arts. Indeed, philosophy is a tool to develop children’s creativity.

Food writer and lifelong Francophile David McAninch will be joined by bestselling author Mark Adams to discuss Duck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony, France’s Last Best Place, McAninch’s unforgettable culinary memoir and travelogue.

Experts Philippe Gumplowicz, Mary Ann Caws, Adrian Sudhalter, along with Melik Ohanian will examine the artistic and literary revolution of 1917 and aesthetic trends that emerged during that period.

Workshop
Sunday, March 26, 2017
11:00am

Join us for a morning of reading and fun, based on the book My Vallee by Claude Ponti (Archipelago Books) and followed by a playful and creative session hosted by French illustrator Lucie Larousse.

Talk & Tilt Kid Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00pm - 5:00pm

A dance party for children and parents alike, StéréoKids features a live DJ experience led by Pedro Winter, along with surprise guests.

Talk
Friday, March 17, 2017
7:00pm

Join us for a conversation on family with best selling novelists Édouard Louis, Valeria Luiselli and renowned literary critic and editor John Freeman.

Performance & Talk
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

***UPDATE: DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 14, THE ALBERTINE PRIZE LAUNCH PARTY IS RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 16, AT 7PM. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, IN ORDER TO MAKE SPACE FOR THOSE ...

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