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Festival du Livre, Collioure
1st September - 3rd September
Collioure Book Festival
“D’une mer à l’autre”
The 2017 edition of the “Europe of Writers” will feature three authors from different European countries, Gazmend Kapllani (Albania), Gila Lustiger (Germany) and Aro Sáinz de la Maza (Spain). The writer and marine biologist Steven Weinberg will come from the Netherlands. The Comic Strip will be represented by Laureline Mattiussi (France).
Representatives of 20 publishers and 40 authors from Roussillon, as well as the festival partner Toulouse Polars du Sud and the Médiathèques Intercommunales will be present on the stands.
The two-day exhibition on the Place du General Leclerc, includes round table discussions with the invited authors and four thematic workshops. Two bookshops (Librairie Torcatis, and Llibreria Catalana) will offer a large selection of books and the authors will be on hand to sign your books.
On Friday, the opening of the festival will be devoted to Commander Cousteau, with a screening of the film l’Odyssée (starring Lambert Wilson as the great seafaring adventurer) with commentary by Steven Weinberg.
Sunday morning, a literary walk will take you to the places frequented by four authors who lived in the village (Patrick O’Brian, Jean-Marc Reiser, Antonio Machado and Boris Darnaudet).