Minds in Migration II

Spring 2015
After its Season I, kicked off last fall, our Minds in Migration series comes back this spring with a first panel on Benjamin Stora and Abdelwahab Meddeb's book, "A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day". read more

Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round. read more

100 Years Later: France and America Commemorate the Great War

Sept 2014 - Feb 2015
The Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago presents a series of events to commemorate the WWI centennial in partnership with Midwest institutions. read more

Minds in Migration I

Sept 22, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of debates on contemporary issues. Philosophers, novelists, artists, translators, journalists, social and political scientists alike will join the conversation and shed light on questions raised by these works. read more


November 9th, 2014
Since its creation in 2010, Vis-A-Vis has brought together leading literary figures from France and the United States such as James Ellroy, Norman Klein, Alain Mabanckou or Philippe Djian. The 2014 edition will focus on comics and their adaptation to the screen. read more

Poet's Spring 2014

April 16-29, 2014
As the Printemps des poètes festival in France comes to a close, the U.S. will continue to celebrate with a diverse program of voices, sounds, stories, and illustrations. With an insatiable appetite for word play, American poets and French poètes, alike, come together to open up a broad reflection on poetic writing and to embark on a discussion of the role of poetry in the often-converging worlds of literature and politics. read more

Atlanta Francophonie Festival

Celebrating the French Language Worldwide
Francophones account for about 200 million people in 57 countries. The term specifically refers to people whose cultural background is primarily associated with the French language, regardless of ethnic and geographical differences. The francophone culture, sometimes referred to as the francosphere, is celebrated every year through a variety of festivals worldwide. read more

French Cultures Festival 2014

March 1- March 31, 2014
Le Mois de la Francophonie in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
Through lectures and talks, films, art exhibitions, teacher trainings, encounters with artists and writers, shows, conferences, French language and cultures are celebrated across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Our "Coups de Coeur" : read more

A Centennial Celebration of Aimé Césaire

Oct 3 - 8, 2013
In celebration of the centennial of the seminal Martinican poet and statesman, Aimé Césaire, events have been organized at venues around New York City. read more

2013: A Year with Proust

Through Nov 19, 2013
A Year with Proust continues in October and November with two special events. First, A Nomadic Reading of the entirety of Swann’s Way, over seven nights in seven locations. Second, Proust Inspires Fiction!, a series of roundtables which will gather French and American contemporary authors whose works in fiction are influenced by Proust. read more

Picture This!

April 8 - May 13, 2013
This spring, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy brings together like-minded authors of children’s books and comics to talk about their craft. The series will run from April 8 – May 13 with events taking place in some of the most important houses of illustration around New York City. read more

NLE 2012: fictional artists / artistic fiction

The 9th annual New Literature from Europe festival, asks why European writers are writing about art, artists, and the art world today. What does this reveal about the creative process? read more