Comics Framed Festival

October 4th - 9th
The French Comics Association (FCA) announces the second year of the French Comics Framed Festival, October 4-9th, with the proclamation that “French Comics Kiss Better!” A week-long festival, day-to-night around NYCC, celebrating the Franco-Belgian comics tradition and boundary-breaking storytelling. read more

2017 Pen World Voices Festival: Gender and Power

May 1 to May 7, 2017

Founded in the aftermath of 9/11 by Salman Rushdie, Esther Allen, and Michael Roberts, the United States’ only international literature festival aims to broaden international dialogue and combat isolationism. More than 150 authors and artists from all over the world participate to a collective reflection about this moment of unprecedented threats to freedom and truth—and of emboldened mobilization and resistance. They will examine bigotry, misogyny, and xenophobia through the lens of literature and arts.

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MoCCA Arts Festival

April 1-2, 2017

This year’s MoCCA Arts Festiv

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Festival Albertine 2016

Nov. 2-6, 2016
Curated by National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the third annual Festival Albertine will take place from November 2nd through 6th, 2016. The Festival will explore the changing nature of identity and how the arts interrogate our national, social, and cultural labels today in France and the US. read more

French Comics Framed Festival

SEPT 26- NOV 5, 2016

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 from September 27 to November 5 and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.

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Camus: A Stranger in the City

March 26-April 19, 2016

This spring marks the 70th anniversary of Camus’s one and only trip to the United States. From March to May 1946, he delivered lectures at universities, spoke of the French resistance to Nazi occupation, and acted as a critical observer of American society. Outside of intellectual and literary circles, the young author was scarcely known when he arrived. But he would be. During the course of his visit, his novel The Stranger was published in English for the first time.

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Karim Miské, Andrei Makine and Abdellah Taïa at the PEN World Voices Festival 2016

April 25, 2016 - May 1, 2016
About PEN World Voices Festival More than 150 writers from 30 countries in venues from Lower Manhattan and Harlem to The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn Meet the creative voices shaping Mexico’s literary culture, and rethink the stories of migration, the border and national identity through the illuminating lens offered by writers and artists. In addition to the Mexico-themed programming, the festival offers a globally inspired array of conversations, readings, performances, and workshops, featuring rare New York appearances by leading and emerging authors from around the globe. Let the power of literature change you! read more

2016 French Cultures Festival

MARCH 1-31, 2016
Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas
Each year in March, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston organizes the French Cultures Festival (FCF) in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A celebration of the diversity of "la francophonie", it brings together people who not only speak French, but also feel, in one way or another, connected to French cultures and the Francophone community. One of the major objectives of the French Cultures Festival is to create awareness of the diversity of contemporary French culture and to stimulate exchanges with the public. read more

L'École des Loisirs Celebrates 50 Years of Boundary-Pushing Children’s Books

Nov 20-Dec 20, 2015
A month-long 50th anniversary celebration of French children’s publisher L’École des Loisirs
A month-long 50th anniversary celebration of French children’s publisher L’École des Loisirs, known for its irreverent and boundary-pushing stories that empower children to explore and indulge their curiosity. Festivities include a free, first-ever U.S. exhibition of original drawings by L’École des Loisirs illustrators, and a series of free kids’ workshops at Albertine Books, MoMA Design Store in SoHo, and The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. read more

2015 PEN World Voices Festival: On Africa

May 4, 2015 | May 10, 2015
The annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature comes back and gathers writers from around the globe in New York City, focusing this year on the contemporary literary culture of the African continent and its diaspora. Several francophone writers will take part in PEN World Voices Festival. Alain Mabanckou, Boubacar Boris Diop, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Véronique Tadjo, Achille Mbembe, Odile Cazenave and Ananda Devi among others will be here. read more

Minds in Migration II

Feb 9 - April 24, 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

French Cultures Festival 2015

March 1- 31, 2015
Le Mois de la Francophonie in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
The Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) taking place in March in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The festival aims at celebrating French language through cultural and educational events. read more


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