Saturday 8th October Program of Livres en Faith at Lockvirec with guest of honor Maries Riviere – Lockvirec

Saturday 8th October Program of Livres en Faith at Lockvirec with guest of honor Maries Riviere - Lockvirec

The Association of Writers’ Circles presents this year’s Philagram of Ireland, the third edition of the Book Festival, on the Isle of Wight on Saturday. Parisian writer Maries Riviere, author of the detective novel “Tromper la Mort”, was the guest of honor at the event, with dictation, conferences, storytelling walks and dedications.

A multi-award winning author

Born in Angers in 1956, Maries Riviere lives in the Paris region. She worked for an airline for twenty-five years before managing the cultural services of a city in eastern Paris. His first detective novel, “Under the Sign of the Mouse”, published by Liv’editions, won the Gull Masked Prize in 2009.

Maryse Riviere will travel to the Paris region to meet visitors at the “Livres en Fête” day at Île Blanche on Saturday, October 8. (Photo by Maryse Riviere)

In 2011 and 2012, she was awarded the Ile de France Fair Prize and the Grandes Tartines Prize by the Media Libraries of Clermont-Ferrand for co-writing the historical novel “Le Fracas des Hommes” published by Calman-Lévy. His second thriller, “Tromper la Mort”, published by Fayard, won the Quai des Orfèvres prize in 2015.

The author sets the novel in Ireland, a country she has family ties to.

Maryse Riviere will speak at a conference on contemporary Irish society at 3pm.


10 a.m., conference “Yesterday’s Ireland,” Michael Prisiak; 11 a.m. General Instruction for Adults, pen and paper provided, Patricia Guillemaine; 11 a.m., “If I Were a Writer,” writing workshop for 8/12-year-olds, Felicie Loof; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., walk with Irish poets Jean Albert Gwennegan; 12 pm, Les Oghams, discovery of ancient Irish writing, theory chat; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., mouth-watering readings, plan a picnic; 2pm, Literary Café, Josette Bouvet-le-Mer; 3pm to 5pm, introduction to watercolors for adults, equipment by reservation (€10); Marie-Jean Le Goherel; 3 p.m., conference on contemporary Irish society, Mary’s Riviere; 4:00 p.m., “If I Were a Writer,” a poetic improvisation workshop, for all ages, by Véronique Pedrero.

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Writing workshop for 8/12 year olds – Félice Loof also in Breton, translating into French Michel Prisiak, Josette Bouvet-le-Mure and Thierry Chatel; 5:30 pm Prize Giving for 2021 Writing Competition “On the Terrace of a Cafe”

and distribution of books to the first fifteen for dictation; 6:30 p.m., Irish music, Thierry Chatel and his harp.

Throughout the day, various workshops are offered: of haiku, all common, Catherine Chartier; Kamishibai, Children, Catherine Kembelek; Paridolies, All Audiences by Monique Querat-Frin; Poetic Empathy, All Audiences, Véronique Pédréro.

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