SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Jeremy Albet

The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his acclaimed book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 Photo Album


The ninth annual Films on the Green festival has closed a sometimes rainy but successful year! Follow the much loved French film festival as it made its way from park to park, in our online photo album.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

My Favorite French Dish or Pastry Contest for Chicago Area K-12 students

By Laurence Geannopulos

As part of the à la carte festival, the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the American Association of Teachers of French (Chicago – North Illinois Chapter) are organizing a drawing, writing and video contest around the theme "My Favorite French Dish or Pastry".


"French Comics Framed" Festival


The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.


Cartooning for Peace: The Art of Democracy

By Solene Vilchien

Join world renowned political cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureaux (Le Monde), Michel “Kichka” (TVMonde, Courrier International) and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society.


In Memoriam: Michel Butor

By Rebecca Pittel

An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.


​Presenting... The K-12 French Education Newsletter!


The Educational Affairs Department of the French Embassy has created a brand new email newsletter--K-12 French Education in the


France-Atlanta 2016

By Solene Vilchien

Many students take language classes as a school requirement for graduation, without fully grasping the benefits of what foreign language skills can offer for their career futures. For educators wishing to sign up to welcome an NGO speaker for this France-Atlanta education series, please fill out this form and email it to before September 12th, 2016.

AUGUST 29, 2016

FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

By French Culture Arts

The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.

AUGUST 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

By French Culture Arts

“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

AUGUST 29, 2016

2016 Grant Recipients - SPCD & BELC Training in France


This summer, 20 applicants from across the United States were selected to participate in two weeks of teacher training with the Stage pédagogique de courte durée (SPCD) grant. The SPCD grant allows teachers the opportunity to perfect their teaching methodologies of French language and culture at CAVILAM Alliance Française in Vichy, France June 29th to July 10th 2016.

AUGUST 26, 2016

Upcoming Jean-Michel Pilc Shows

By Francerocks

Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous giants in the music field such as: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff and Richard Bona.