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2013: A Year with Proust, the French Embassy's centennial celebration commemorating the publication of Marcel Proust's Swann’s Way (Nov 14, 1913), continues this fall with Swann's Way: A Nomadic Reading!

In a traveling tribute to Swann’s Way, Proust fans of all kinds (including several surprise celebrities) will gather over madeleines and champagne, in hotel rooms, gardens and nightclubs from the Bronx to Brooklyn, to join in a complete reading of the iconic work. Each location will echo the major themes of the night’s reading: a hotel bedroom, for the famous opening pages; the forest, for Proust's childhood countryside, a theatre, to evoke the writer's fascination with actors, and a nightclub, to recall Swann’s late-night searches for the unfaithful Odette. The seventh and final night, marking the exact date of the centennial, will be held at the French Embassy.

Moleskine will curate live drawing events for each reading featuring students and alumni from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay department at the School of Visual Arts.

Seven Readings in Seven Locations

FRI, NOV 8, 2013 | 7 - 10 pm 

Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, BK
This event is full. Guests without RSVP may be admitted as space allows.
Complete list of readers!

SAT, NOV 9 | 10 am - 1 pm

Soho Rep.
46 Walker Street, New York, NY
Free & open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Complete list of readers!

SUN, NOV 10 | 11 am - 2 pm

New York Botanical Garden
2900, Southern Bronx Blvd, BX
General admission to the Botanical Garden is required, tickets.
Complete list of readers!

MON, NOV 11 | 7 - 10 pm

The Oracle Club
10-41 47th Ave, Queens, NY
Free & open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

TUES, NOV 12 | 7 - 10 pm

Simone Subal Gallery
131 Bowery, New York, NY
Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Complete list of readers!

WED, NOV 13 | 10 pm - 1 am

Le Baron Chinatown
32 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
Free & open to the public, RSVP required.
Please RSVP to bookoffice@frenchculture.org, subject line: LE BARON PROUST 2013
Complete list of readers!

THURS, NOV 14 | 6:30 pm - 9 pm

French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
This event is full.
Complete list of readers!

For details follow us #NomadicReading
 


 


This event is part of 2013: A Year with Prousta centennial celebration of the publication of Swann’s Way.


Swann’s Way: A Nomadic Reading is presented in collaboration with Moleskine and with the generous support of Air France and Moleskine.

Seven Locations New York, NY

A Nomadic Reading

When
Nov 8 - 14, 2013
Where
Seven Locations
New York, NY

2013: A Year with Proust, the French Embassy's centennial celebration commemorating the publication of Marcel Proust's Swann’s Way (Nov 14, 1913), continues this fall with Swann's Way: A Nomadic Reading!

In a traveling tribute to Swann’s Way, Proust fans of all kinds (including several surprise celebrities) will gather over madeleines and champagne, in hotel rooms, gardens and nightclubs from the Bronx to Brooklyn, to join in a complete reading of the iconic work. Each location will echo the major themes of the night’s reading: a hotel bedroom, for the famous opening pages; the forest, for Proust's childhood countryside, a theatre, to evoke the writer's fascination with actors, and a nightclub, to recall Swann’s late-night searches for the unfaithful Odette. The seventh and final night, marking the exact date of the centennial, will be held at the French Embassy.

Moleskine will curate live drawing events for each reading featuring students and alumni from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay department at the School of Visual Arts.

Seven Readings in Seven Locations

FRI, NOV 8, 2013 | 7 - 10 pm 

Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, BK
This event is full. Guests without RSVP may be admitted as space allows.
Complete list of readers!

SAT, NOV 9 | 10 am - 1 pm

Soho Rep.
46 Walker Street, New York, NY
Free & open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Complete list of readers!

SUN, NOV 10 | 11 am - 2 pm

New York Botanical Garden
2900, Southern Bronx Blvd, BX
General admission to the Botanical Garden is required, tickets.
Complete list of readers!

MON, NOV 11 | 7 - 10 pm

The Oracle Club
10-41 47th Ave, Queens, NY
Free & open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

TUES, NOV 12 | 7 - 10 pm

Simone Subal Gallery
131 Bowery, New York, NY
Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Complete list of readers!

WED, NOV 13 | 10 pm - 1 am

Le Baron Chinatown
32 Mulberry Street, New York, NY
Free & open to the public, RSVP required.
Please RSVP to bookoffice@frenchculture.org, subject line: LE BARON PROUST 2013
Complete list of readers!

THURS, NOV 14 | 6:30 pm - 9 pm

French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
This event is full.
Complete list of readers!

For details follow us #NomadicReading
 


 


This event is part of 2013: A Year with Prousta centennial celebration of the publication of Swann’s Way.


Swann’s Way: A Nomadic Reading is presented in collaboration with Moleskine and with the generous support of Air France and Moleskine.

 

 

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French Culture
French Culture
@Joseph
The Wythe Hotel, Le Baron and French Embassy require RSVP. For the Botanical Garden, general admission is required. The others are free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary.
October 29, 2013
Joseph Weston
Joseph Weston
Are RSVPs needed for all the readings or just the one at the Wyeth hotel?
October 28, 2013
French Culture
French Culture
@ccdludwig
Readings are in English and French. Unfortunately, space is limited, we don't have any more RSVPs to give away. However, guests without RSVP will be admitted as space allows. If you email book-office@frenchculture.org with the subject line: FRENCHCULTURE RSVP we'll add your name to the top of the waiting list!
October 24, 2013
ccdludwig
I would like to get an invitation for the first night of the nomadic reading which hopefully is in french, isn't it !?
What do I need to do for RSVP ?
best
Christian
October 24, 2013
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