Real life, life finally uncovered and clarified, the only life in consequence lived to the full, is literature.
Writing is fundamentally an exercise in emancipation.
To say what is left unsaid: this is what writing is about.
live, loud and proud!
From 14 to 21 May 2018, the Institut français will go Beyond Words with a festival bursting with bilingual live literature events, writers’ talks, musical performances, shared reading experiences, book launches, screenings of recent literary adaptations, staged readings...
Beyond Words brings together French-language writers recently translated into English, English-language writers who have a special connection with France, European writers appearing in translation, as well as translators, musicians, academics, historians, actors and all who are interested in bringing literature to life in other words.