Reading
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 PM

Join poet Tracie Morris and writer and professor Vincent Broqua, as they read from and discuss Morris’s most recent poetry collection, Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place, just published in France by joca seria. The reading will be in English and in French.

Talk
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 PM

In his timely essay on disobedience, Frédéric Gros questions the roots of political obedience. Examining its different expressions: social conformism, economical submission, respect for authority, and republican consent, the essay urges us to question our acquired certainties, social conventions, economical injustices, and moral conventions alike. It is by analyzing the ...

Join Carrie Landfried and Olivier Wagner, co-editors of “Lettres d’Amérique”, as they discuss the author, the journey, and this never-before-published correspondence.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
7:00 PM

Join Lebanese author Charif Majdalani as he discusses ‘Moving The Palace’, his latest novel published in the US, with writer and literary critic Nathaniel Popkin.

Talk
Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 PM

Mitch Abidor and Todd Gitlin will delve into the oral testimonies of those young rebels collected by Abidor in his new book May Made Me (Verso). Our speakers will discuss the legacy of the uprising, and how those explosive experiences have changed both the individual and history.

Join award-winning poets Cole Swensen and Jérôme Game as they read from their latest books in English and in French, and discuss the gift that bilingualism can be for their work and perceiving today’s world.

Prominent French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) brought a seminal force to modern music of the 20th century. To celebrate his work, masterpieces and influence on major composers, painters and writers, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French-American Piano Society present a series of events from May 8-10, 2018.

Acclaimed design historian and author Emily Evans Eerdmans, founder of Eerdmans Fine Art, will discuss her latest book ‘Henri Samuel: Master of French Interior’—the first work dedicated to the most preeminent French interior designer of the twentieth century.

Story Time
Sunday, May 13, 2018
11:30 AM

On May 13th, join children’s book author Richard Normandon for a reading of his latest book, Les enquêtes d’Hermès 2 – L’affaire Méduse, the adventures of the young god detective.

Join Catherine Cusset and Hilary Reyl for a discussion about Proust and empathy in their respective novels, “L’autre qu’on adorait” and “Kids Like Us”.

Talk
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:00 PM

Join award-winning American poet Henri Cole and New York Time Magazine editor Sasha Weiss as they discuss Cole’s elegiac memoir.

Talk
Sunday, April 22, 2018
3:00 PM

Join Négar Djavadi and Roja Heydarpour as they  discuss Djavadi’s debut novel, Disoriental, which won several prestigious literary awards in France, on the occasion of its publication in the US with Europa Editions.

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.

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).

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 ...

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).

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

Join Garth Risk Hallberg, Maaza Mengiste, Tom Roberge, Caroline Weber, & H.C. Wilentz as they engage in a joyful and witty debate about the merits of the five titles nominated for the Albertine Prize, over a glass of French wine! Literary Hub Editor in Chief @JonnyDiamond will moderate this lively ...

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