Albertine's Free Events in November and December

November 14, 2016 | By French Culture

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS AT ALBERTINE BOOKS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH

WHAT:     French Story Hour

ABOUT:   The story of Les Cinq Malfoutus by Beatrice Alemagna. will be read by Nathalie Lacroix, Director of Albertine Books. In French. FREE, For kids ages 4 and up. Free and open to the public with rsvp to rsvp@albertine.com

WHEN:     Saturday, November 12 – 11AM 

WHAT:     VINCENT VAN GOGH: The Lost Arles Sketchbook: Cocktail launch

ABOUT:   "The most revolutionary discovery in the entire history of Van Gogh's oeuvre" Said Ronald Pickvance. Join Bogomila Welsh, Bernard Comment and Julian Schnabel for the only New York event celebrating the international publication of VINCENT VAN GOGH: The Lost Arles Sketchbook, a collection of previously unknown drawings by Vincent Van Gogh published for the first time simultaneously in France, the United States, and several other countries. In English. FREE. No RSVP. Wine reception to follow.

WHEN:     Friday, November 18 – 7PM

WHAT:     Proust’s Muse, the Countess Greffulhe

ABOUT:   On the occasion of the exhibition Proust’s Muse, the Countess Greffulhe, the director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele, and author Anka Muhlstein will discuss the life and times of the Countess Greffulhe, as well as the connections between fashion, patronage, literature, and the arts in turn-of-the-century France. In English. FREE. No RSVP.

WHEN:     Tuesday, November 22 – 7PM

WHAT:     L'Autre qu'on adorait

ABOUT:   Catherine Cusset presents her new bestselling novel, a finalist for the prestigious Goncourt Prize novel, L'Autre qu'on adorait. In French. FREE and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Monday, November 28 – 7PM

WHAT:     Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa

ABOUT:   Fabrice Jaumont and Teboho Moja will discuss emerging new philanthropic trends, and will examine the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the updated contexts in which philanthropy operates today. Conversation in English. FREE, no RSVP

WHEN:     Wednesday, November 30– 7PM

WHAT:     Lydia Davis and Rachel Careau present Roger Lewinter

ABOUT:   Lydia Davis and Rachel Rachel Careau pay tribute to the work of French author Roger Lewinter on the occasion of the publication of Story of Love in Solitude and The Attraction of Things, both translated by Rachel Careau, and published by New Directions. Conversation in English. FREE, no RSVP

WHEN:     Thursday, December 2 – 7PM

WHAT:     New York OUT Of THE BOX

ABOUT:   Whether you are a born New Yorker, a newcomer, or a tourist, join Jeanne Chiaravalle for a morning coffee / discovery of the City that Never Sleeps as New Yorkers live and reinvent it! Conversation in French. FREE

WHEN:     Saturday, December 3– 11:30AM

WHAT:     Le Corbusier's Architectural Heritage by UNESCO

ABOUT:   Join us for a discussion with international architects and historians Jean-Louis Cohen, Mary McLeod, and Claude Prelorenzo for a celebration of the recent nomination of Le Corbusier's architectural work as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Conversation in English. FREE, no RSVP

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 7– 7PM

WHAT:     Jonas Mekas, John Richardson and Edmund White on Jean Cocteau

ABOUT:   Join Jonas Mekas, John Richardson, and Edmund White as they discuss Claude Arnaud’s passionate and monumental biography of Jean Cocteau, which reassesses the life and legacy of one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century.

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 14– 7PM

WHAT:     GO NY with Alexandre Vendé

ABOUT:   Join Alexandre Vendé, the renowned author of bons-plans-voyage-new-york.com—a blog that was distinguished at the 2013 Golden Blog Awards 2013 and the 2015 Travel d'Or, and which is looked at as THE ultimate reference for any trip to NYC—for a morning coffee and a presentation of the new edition of his already cult guide: GO NY.

WHEN:     Saturday, December 17– 11AM

WHERE:  Albertine Books in French and English

                   Cultural Services of the French Embassy

                   972 Fifth Avenue (between 78th and 79th street)

                   New York, NY 10075

Video of live and past Albertine events can be viewed here: https://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy

All events are free and open to the public with no RSVP, unless otherwise noted. Media who wish to attend should contact: camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr

About Albertine

Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the new space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world in French and in translation. Visit www.albertine.com. Follow Albertine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @albertinebooks.

About the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develops the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education. Visit www.frenchculture.org

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Media Contact

Camille Desprez – + 1 (212) 439-1417 – camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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