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A Literary Safari with Frédéric Gros

April 29, 2014 | 6:30-10pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts
Frédéric Gros, the author of A Philosophy of Walking and editor of Michel Foucault’s last lectures at the Collège de France, will participate in the Literary Safari, a World Voices Festival favorite event.

What does the future of digital graphic novels look like?

Thanks to the International Digital Publishing Forum’s support for ePub, the accessibility of digital works has greatly improved in recent years. But with the advent of so much new technology, a need for more uniform standards in digital graphic novel media has arisen and is beginning to be addressed.

Why Do French Comics Sell Abroad?

On the occasion of the 41st Angoulême Comics Festival, which ended last Sunday, what better time to take a look at the state of French comics on the American book market?

Revisiting the First World War

How can we address World War I a century later? As the centennial of la Grande Guerre approaches, French publishers are releasing a wide range of titles in all genres dealing with diverse aspects of the war.

Ebook News numéro 3

[FRENCH] Si la croissance des ouvrages numériques s'est stabilisée, l’ebook n’a de cesse de susciter toutes sortes de débats et d’initiatives. De plus en plus, il donne l’envie aux éditeurs d’investir ce marché des possibles.

Read? Read. Read!

What’s on the horizon for 2014? Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming projects: Chicago will continue its series of webinars inaugurated by Julia Kristeva last year. Miami will host a francophone poetry cycle, while France-Atlanta will focus on digital issues...

Philosopher Tristan Garcia at the Festival Art2

April 20, 2014 - 6PM
The Artist’s Institute
As philosopher Tristan Garcia understands it, there is a way to think about a universe of pure extensity, where each entity would be part of another, that would be part of another, and so on.

Translating the Untranslatable

April 25, 2014 | 2-6pm
La Maison Française of NYU
Organized by Vincent Broqua and Emmanuelle Ertel, this overview of contemporary poetry translation in the U.S. includes a roundtable discussion and presentation of translated texts. Guest poets include Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris, Tracy Grinnell, and Jean-Jacques Poucel.

Talk and Reading with French Poets at McNally Jackson

April 25, 2014 | 8pm
McNally Jackson
The beautiful bookstore McNally Jackson hosts a reading of French and American poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris and Tracy Grinnell, presented by Vincent Broqua.

Storytime with Benjamin Chaud at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

April 26, 2014 | 2pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosts Benjamin Chaud on April 26th at 2 pm. Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator. He has recently published The Bear's Song. He lives in the Southeast of France.

Puppets show with Benjamin Chaud

April 27, 2014 | 2pm
Bank Street Bookstore
Bank Street Bookstore invited Benjamin Chaud to their regular improvisational puppet show with live music featuring Rebecca Migdal (puppeteer) and Andy Laties (accompanist.). Fractured Fables presents wacky mashups of traditional stories that children in the audience get to pick from a bucket.