Thursday, March 22, 2018
to Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

***WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER CONDITIONS.*** Please join award-winning author Margaret Leslie Davis as she discusses her newly released edition of ‘Mona Lisa in Camelot’, the fascinating story of the celebrated masterpiece’s journey from Paris to New York and Washington, D.C. ...

Monday, March 26, 2018
7:00 PM

America is a land of opportunity or is it? Join writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, poet Lawrence Joseph and author and publisher John Freeman as they discuss Tales of two Americas: Stories of Inequalities in A Divided Nation.

Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Christine Angot’s Incest, translated from the French by Tess Lewis (Archipelago Books).

Anne Dufourmantelle was a leading French philosopher and a psychoanalyst. She wrote several essays on the importance of risk-taking and she passed away following her bold philosophy. Join Avital Ronell, to celebrate the release of Anne Dufourmantelle’s Power of Gentleness in English.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LitHub Editor in Chief Jonny Diamond moderates a lively Book Battle, where five prominent members of New York’s literary community will go head-to-head to defend their favorite work of contemporary French literature from the Albertine Prize shortlist.

Cécile David-Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Mathias Enard’s internationally acclaimed novel ‘Compass’, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 2016, and translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell (New Directions).

In The Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work later, Father ...

On April 19, join Lola Lafon and Christopher Sorrentino as they discuss Identity, Transformation, and Freedom based on their respective novels : Lafon’s The Little Communist Who Never Smiled (2016) and Mercy Mary Patty (2017), and Sorrentino’s Trance (2005), and The Fugitives (2017).

Join Leila Slimani and Mona Eltahawy as they discuss their work, the importance of feminism today, and their choice to talk openly about sexuality in conservative cultures.

Join Janet Groth and Prune Perromat as they discuss Groth’s acclaimed memoir ‘The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker’ (La Réceptionniste du New Yorker) just published in France by Editions du Sous-Sol.

Experience a spellbinding musical afternoon with your little one! World-renowned educator, composer, and virtuoso oud and nay player Bassam Saba teams up with April Centrone and members of the New York Arabic Orchestra to transform the Cultural Services of the French Embassy’s ballroom into a musical haven.

This salon-style event introduces the French/English journal May to a New York City audience. Music and special readings will be given by artists, writers, contributors, and friends, such as Julien Ceccaldi, Jeanne Graff, Mathieu Malouf, Carissa Rodriguez, Antek Walczak, and others. A discussion will also be initiated by editor-in-chief Catherine ...

Join us for a French story hour with children book’s author and scenarist Fanny Joly. In French. For kids ages 4 and up. Free.

Tilt Kid Festival
Saturday, March 10, 2018
11:00 AM

Discover unique and beautiful tales by women from the Arab world! Award-winning actress Yasmine Al Massri (Miral and ABC’s hit TV show Quantico) brings to life traditional Syrian and Lebanese folktales, passed down through generations of women, and collected by Najla Khoury in ‘Pearls on a Branch: Oral Tales.’

Graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu and award-winning writer Mona Eltahawy discuss Bagieu’s latest book Brazen (Culottées) just out in the US with First Second.

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