Sensibility: this is the theme which the Dublin
Franco-Irish Literary Festival has chosen to explore
from head to toe for its 19th edition, on 23 to 25 March
This universal yet
complex subject conjures up a full spectrum of
possibilities, from the most dazzling beauty, that of
free and consensual relations, to the darkness of
predation. These three days of discussion will present
an opportunity to explore the intricacies —
psychological, political, behavioural or economic and,
of course, cultural and artistic — of a theme which
intimately binds the singular with the collective.
multiplicity of this subject, the Festival’s thirteen
guests will include Irish and French speaking authors,
as well as novelists, a psychiatrist, a poet, a
musician, a psychologist, a humanitarian, a philosopher,
and a teacher.
We want to extend
our warmest thanks to them for their participation in
this event, which we hold so dear. As in previous years,
this literary gathering will bring our two countries
together by holding roundtable discussions, details of
which can be found within the pages of this programme.
In addition to these debates, lectures, signings and a
popup bookshop will be offered. And this year, cabaret
artists will provide a delightfully festive showpiece
for the opening evening at the Alliance Française.
by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Cultural
Service of the French Embassy, this event owes its
continued success to the precious partners and sponsors
whose generosity we are delighted to acknowledge. Our
sincere thanks to the Arts Council, Literature Ireland,
Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, the Irish Writers
Centre, and to the French and Irish companies, in
particular Servier Monde Laboratories and CRH.
As for you, our
dear guests, we are immensely grateful as always for
your ongoing loyalty and enthusiasm, without which this
festival would not be on the cusp of its 20th year.