Festival Exhibitors at Dublin Castle on Saturday 6th April

We thank all the exhibitors who will be present all day at Dublin Castle on the second day of the Festival. Come and discover novels, comics, magazines in French and English, online platforms and apps for all ages. Books by invited writers will be available for
sale and signings.
Egan Hospitality Group will also be offering coffee, tea and pastry in between events.


Dublin City Mobile Library

We invite Irish and French people to come on board the Dublin City Mobile Library to have a Human Library experience. Sit down and share what you think is an Irish and French state of mind.
Starting at 11.00am and finishing at 16.30pm, the human library can be booked for 20 minutes at a time. Bring along your Library Card and you can return or check out a book!


International Books

International Books, located at 18 Frederick Street South D2, are the language specialists in
Their pop-up shop will feature works by all the writers participating in the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2019 and other titles for all ages on the theme “Women”.
Alliance Française Members get 10% off!



The French Library

Have you seen it yet? With a bright, redesigned and multiform space, the new Alliance Française’s library is a vital addition to the expansion of French culture in Ireland. Come and enjoy its physical and digital collections
and a new range of recurring events for all ages.
The French Library will be showcasing the revolutionary online platform Culturethèque.



Bayard Milan Presse

Publishers Bayard-Milan Jeunesse are now available on Irish soil! They are offering subscriptions for a whole host of magazines in French for the older reader right down to 9-month-olds. Something for all tastes and ages!
From classic reads with their monthly and bi-monthly magazines, to digital offerings for computer, tablet or mobile phone.



Le Skinny Chef

Aymard Gourdet, Le Skinny Chef, is an award-winning creative food artisan and producer from France. He uses local natural and wild foods in delicious pesto, sauces and soups, chutney and jams.
He is proud and delighted to share this passion for real food with you at Dublin Castle and has plenty of new creations for you to taste.



Festival Launch: An evening with Maggie O’Farrell & Noëlle Châtelet

Friday 8 March – 6.30pm
Admission free
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5 Rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

On International Women’s Day, the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris) will launch the 20th anniversary edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival with a very special discussion between two major writers, Maggie O’Farrell (Ireland) and Noëlle Châtelet (France).
Moderated by Jean-Philippe Imbert.

Festival Opening: An evening with Eleanor Methven & Christine Barrault

Friday 5 April – 6.30pm
Admission free – Booking required

The 2019 Franco-Irish Literary Festival will open with a reading performance starring legendary actresses Eleanor Methven (Ireland) and Marie-Christine Barrault (France). You will have the pleasure of discovering classic and contempo-rary pieces from Laetitia Pilkington, Colette, Anne Enright and Lydie Salvayre.
Readings in French and English.
Presented by Jean-Michel Picard.

Meet Clara Dupuis-Morency

Thursday 4 April – 4pm
Admission free
University College Dublin, Newman Building,
Belfield, Room A301, Dublin 14

University College Dublin is honoured to welcome Quebec writer Clara Dupuis-Morency, presented by Michael Brophy, Professor of French and Francophone Studies.
Her first novel, Mère d’invention, has been a resounding success in Quebec. Clara Dupuis-Morency will discuss her creative process as well as those of other writers that have influenced her.
Interview and Q&A in French and English.
Meet Mathilde Daudet

Thursday 4 April – 5pm
Admission free
Dublin City University, The U, Solas Room, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

ANAM, a two-day cultural festival, is delighted to welcome Mathilde Daudet as part of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2019. ANAM also coincides with Dublin City University Rainbow Week.
The talk will focus around SOGI (Sexual
Orientation Gender Identity) matters, transgender identities and their relationship to performance and the arts.
Interview and Q&A in English.







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