Exploring the City in literature
Each year the Franco-Irish Literary Festival presents a central theme and writers from different languages and cultures are given the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas around this theme in an informal setting. Debates, interviews, "cafés littéraires", readings, book sales and signings took place over the two days of the festival (the last one had to be cancelled).
The volcanic ash which cancelled flights of a number of writers was an unpredicted theme. This year's Franco-Irish Literary Festival concentrated on all the intriguing aspects of the city. How can our modern day metropolis be illustrated? Is the city a source of realistic or utopian ambition? How can we imagine the suburbs of tomorrow? These and other questions were discussed by authors from Ireland, France, Germany, Canada, Spain and Mexico .
You may find the programme of the festival here.