Literature in the city
Littérature Live, the international literature festival returns from May 16 to 22, 2022!
the inteThe Villa Gillet invites you to discover international literature, in Lyon and in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. For a week, Littérature Live invites 50 authors of 22 different nationalities to large open-air discussions, conversations in bookstores, media libraries and cultural venues in the region. With the Villa Gillet site in Lyon as its new center of gravity, the festival unfolds in the Parc de la Cerisaie, and multiplies the forms of encounter between its audiences and contemporary literature: reading sessions to taste the texts of the invited authors , debates on current events around a coffee, exhibitions and sound installations echoing the programme, translation workshop, student web radio, public display.rnational literature festival returns from May 16 to 22, 2022!
With Jakuta Alikavazovic, Christophe Boltanski, Gabriela Cabezón Càmara, Javier Cercas, Jean D’Amérique, David Diop, Mathias Énard, Mariana Enriquez, Richard Flanagan, Nicolas Mathieu, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Maaza Mengiste, Céline Minard, Olivette Otele, Atiq Rahimi, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Camille de Toledo, Antoine Wauters, and many more!
◾ Literature in the city
Last March, in support of Ukrainians, the Villa Gillet immersed itself in its archives and offered reading suggestions for a week from its Ukrainian library. Born in Odessa, Ilya Kaminsky is an American poet, critic, translator of Ukrainian origin, whose collection "Deaf Republic" (2019) is published in French translation by Christian Bourgois. Excerpts from his poems were read by Franz Hessel Prize winner Camille de Toledo on the opening night on the 16th of May.
Since 2021, Villa Gillet has been displaying quotes from contemporary authors in the public space. This year, in partnership with the museum, excerpts from "Deaf Republic" will be displayed in graphic creations by Léa Audouze and Margot Duvivier, keep an eye out!