NEW YORK, May 3–Albertine Books, New York’s only full-scale French bookstore, hosts free events with French and American thinkers and authors on a weekly basis. Upcoming highlights include a discussion with world-renowned poet Adonis (May 3), an evening on Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s ‘The Little Prince’ (May 10), and a conversation with Marc Levy (May 24).
Full event details below.
MAY 2017 EVENTS AT ALBERTINE BOOKS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH
WHAT: Flora in the Art of Jewelry
ABOUT: Inezita Gay-Eckel, and Gislain Aucremanne, both professors at L’École – The School of Jewelry Arts, supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, discuss floral motifs in jewelry.
In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP to RSVP@lecolevancleefarperls.com
WHEN: Tuesday, May 2 – 6.30PM
WHAT: In Praise of Adonis, Winner of the PEN/Nabokov Award!
ABOUT: Join us for an evening of celebration and conversation with world-renowned poet Adonis, winner of the Pen/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The poet and PEN trustee Tom Healy will present the award. Adonis will be interviewed by Jessica Hagedron, a judge for the PEN/Nabokov Award and winner of the American Book Award. In English. Free with RSVP to email@example.com
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3 – 6.30PM
WHAT: The Pen and the Brush: Anka Muhlstein and Caroline Weber in Conversation
ABOUT: Anka Muhlstein and Caroline Weber will delve into the passionate involvement with the fine arts of French novelists Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant, based on Anka Muhlstein’s new book, The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels (Other Press, 2017).
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Monday, May 8 – 7PM
WHAT: Say Bonjour to the Lady: On Parenting with Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque
ABOUT: Join authors Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque as they discuss their opposing parenting styles–with Mars standing by her traditional French upbringing, and Pauline Lévêque championing a looser, more American style. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 9 – 7PM
WHAT: On Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s The Little Prince
ABOUT: Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s grandnephew and director of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – d’Agay Estate, Olivier de Giraud d’Agay, filmmaker Mark Osborne, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff will discuss the exceptional life and work of the famous aviation pioneer and internationally-renowned writer. In English. Free. RSVP required to here.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 – 7PM
WHAT: Terror in France: A Conversation with Gilles Kepel and Mark Lilla
ABOUT: Mark Lilla and Gilles Kepel will discuss Kepel’s Terror in France, an explosive account of the radicalization of a segment of Muslim youth that led to those attacks—and of the failure of governments in France and across Europe to address it. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11 – 7PM
WHAT: François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea at Dia:Beacon
ABOUT: On the occasion of François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea’s multipart performance program at Dia:Beacon in May 2017, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host a conversation with the Paris-based choreographers and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation. In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary
WHEN: Monday, May 15 – 7PM
WHAT: Parents Under Influence: A Conversation with Author Cécile David-Weill and French Morning Journalist Céline Bruneau
ABOUT: In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary
WHEN: Tuesday, May 16 – 7PM
WHAT: After the Roundup: A Conversation with Joseph Weismann, Debórah Dwork, Paul and Richard Kutner, and Susan Zuccotti
ABOUT A conversation on After the Roundup, the true memoir of eleven-year-old Weismann, who was rounded up in Paris with 13,000 other Jews by the French police in July 1942 and held in appalling conditions in the Vélodrome d’Hiver. In English. Free with RSVP here.
WHEN: Monday, May 22 – 7PM
WHAT: Photography and Poetry, with Andrew Seguin and Jérôme Game
ABOUT: Join us for an evening of readings with Andrew Seguin and Jérôme Game.
Andrew Seguin will read from his debut collection of poems, The Room In Which I Work, a winner of Omnidawn’s 2015 Open Poetry Book Contest. Jérôme Game will read from his latest book, Développements, published in Paris in 2015. In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 – 7PM
WHAT: La Dernière des Stanfield: A Conversation with Marc Levy and Emmanuel de Saint Martin
ABOUT: Join bestselling author Marc Levy and founder/CEO of French Morning Emmanuel de Saint Martin as they discuss Levy’s new bestselling novel, La Dernière des Stanfield. In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 24 – 7PM
WHAT: What We Dreamed Of: François Roux in Conversation with Stéphane Lauer
ABOUT: In French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 30 – 7PM
WHERE: Albertine Books in French and English
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue (between 78th and 79th street)
New York, NY 10075
Video of live and past Albertine events can be viewed here: https://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy
All events are free and open to the public with no RSVP, unless otherwise noted. Media who wish to attend should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world in French and in translation. Visit www.albertine.com. Follow Albertine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @albertinebooks.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, educational and university programs to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts. www.frenchculture.org
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