Autumn letters: last weekend of the festival

Last weekend of the festival! Before the curtain for this 31st edition of Lettres d’Automne is lowered, many meetings are scheduled today in the four corners of the city.

10:30 a.m. at the Memo: Literary meeting “Alma, the enchantress” with Timothée de Fombelle and students of the college of Montech

“Alma, the wind rises” and “Alma, the enchantress” are the first two parts of a masterful trilogy on slavery and the fight for abolition. Novels that will take readers from Santo Domingo to the cotton fields of Louisiana, through the roads of Europe to the splendours of Versailles at the dawn of the Revolution.

12 p.m. at La Mémo, then 2 p.m. at the Museum, and 5:45 p.m. at the Theater: Itinerant readings.

In “The Annual Banquet of the Brotherhood of Gravediggers” the author offers us astonishing interludes in songs. These are the texts that Nathalie Vidal, Jacques Merle, Luc Sabot invite us to discover during a traveling reading and in episodes.

3 p.m. Former college: Literary meeting “The most shooting stars”.

Filling in the absence of archives, Estelle-Sarah Bulle reconstructs the story of a cult film, Orfeu Negro, from the shooting to its consecration (Palme d’or-1959). A great novel under the sign of the New Wave and the nascent Bossa Nova.

4 p.m. at La Mémo (all ages 6 and over): “Jean Kévin “, musical reading drawn by and by Cécile Roumiguière and Géraldine Alibeu. Jean-Kevin likes living in the forest. He listens to the song of the stream, he watches the leaves shine in the sun, he never gets bored. He knows already doing lots of things on his own: swimming, finding honey, building a tree house. Jean-Kevin could be the happiest of the cubs if his mother didn’t treat him like a baby yet …

4:30 p.m. Old college: Literary meeting “Writings, translations and variations” with Diane Meur and Mathias Énard.

Diane Meur is a translator and novelist, two inseparable activities for her as she testifies in the book “Entre les rives”. She talks with Mathias Énard (who himself speaks several languages ​​and has translated from Arabic, Persian and Spanish) about the links that are woven between music, writing and translation.

6.30 p.m. Olympe de Gouges Theater: “Mammouth chante Brassens”, aperitif concert of the Rio

The Rio invites Mammouth, singer of the Mammouth King Blues Band, who revisits for the occasion the repertoire of one of the major figures of French song.

8:30 p.m. Music reading : “Desire for desire”, text by Mathias Énard adapted by Nathalie Vidal performed by Marianne Denicourt and the Les Passions orchestra

Venice, 1750. In the streets of the Serenissima, poets, painters, engravers and musicians meet in the haze of the languid nights of Carnival. We meet Amerigo, a blind cellist educated at the Ospedale della Pietà, who then took in orphans and the needy. Sensual novel, written by touches, “Desire for desire” composes a painting made of smells and music, perceptible other than by sight. We have already had the pleasure of hearing the discreet and talented actress Marianne Denicourt as part of the Lettres d’automne in 2018 devoted to Christian Garcin.

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Autumn letters: last weekend of the festival