Festival Albertine 2015

Nov 5-9, 2015
Showcasing its mission to nurture French-American exchange around books and ideas, Albertine, the bookshop and reading room within the French Embassy, will host the second annual Festival Albertine this fall from November 5-9. The event will feature young, emerging intellectuals with politically engaged voices and diverse cultural perspectives. 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

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


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