Island International Book Fair

Island International Book Fair

The 24th International Island Book Fair, organized by the CALI Association (Island Culture, Art, and Letters) since 1999, will be held in Aunt Island from Wednesday, July 13, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Each year, this literary event offers writing residences, meetings, readings, gifts, and shows to all audiences on Ocean Island.

Ireland, called “Emerald Isle” Introduced in this new version. In collaboration with the Irish Cultural Center, Irish writers such as Tadhg Mac Donnegain, Neil Hegarty, Claire Keegan, Niamh Boyce … will travel to the Ocean.

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the rediscovery of Dutch navigators (Easter Day (!) In April 1722 (!)), Easter Island will be the subject of a conference / screening organized by the Center for the Study of Easter Island and Polynesia.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the CALI Association will launch a two-year flagship project on the collection and enhancement of the Bretton Islands’ invisible cultural heritage. The regional association Bretagne Culture Diversité will lead two roundtables and workshops on the subject (Ozantine dress, the position of Breton culture in relation to the Irish Gaelic in the islands, etc.).

Other highlights of the week: a concert of Irish music with Sylvain Borough (flute, tin-whistle) and Ronan Pellen (siton), musical readings by the Compagnie Electrobus Theater, open air readings in the gardens of the Oceans, and a big July 15 Friday free!

Finally, from June to September 2022, the Créac’h lighthouse will host three writing residences in Semaphore:

1. Neil Hegarti (Ireland) for a novel inspired by New Zealand.

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2. Aurélia Coulaty (France). “Islander” Contemporary for children

3. Lucille Dolly (France) for a utopian novel on a wild island inhabited by teenagers.

Inspired by the theme of Ulysses’ Travel to the 100th Anniversary of Publication, the artist created the scenes for Carreg’s Salon.“Ulysses (s)” Masterpiece by Irish writer James Joyce. A correspondence contest on the subject is suggested with the Pen R Bed Prize.

Publishers and writers have until Sunday, May 1 to register for the salon and the annual Literary Prize (via the website livre-insulaire.fr).

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Practical Information / Highlights

Book Fair at the Gymnasium from July 13 to 16 (Admission is free)

Irish Concert on Wednesday 13th July at 9pm (Admission 12 euros)

Friday, July 15 at 9pm Fest-Nose (Free) Multi Purpose Room (Lampole Village)

July 13-16 at 11.30am at Lampol Village, opposite the church / 3pm and 5.30pm with music reading in the gymnasium.

Readings, conferences, roundtables and fest-nos will be held at Sale Polyvalent.

Readings in the Garden from Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 17 (see map)

Info / Detailed Program: livre-insulaire.fr and at Île d’Oessant Tourist Office.

Contact: Islands Culture, Arts and Literature Association.

Contact Ile d’Oessant (Finistère) l 06 81 85 41 71 l [at] book-insular.fr

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