We Recommend: Talks

Antonin Artaud: Cahiers de Rodez et d’Ivry

Thu 14 Feb - Sat 6 Apr

Cabinet Gallery

An exclusive exhibition of drawings and writings gathered from some seventy Cahiers, offering snippets into the lives of Antonin Artaud, Jacques Prevel and Colette Thomas.

Talks, Visual Arts

An Evening with The Starling Bureau

Tue 26 Feb


The Starling Bureau is a London-based collective of literary translators across seven languages. They are hosting an exclusive night of readings from a selection of some of the finest world fiction yet to be translated into English.


Meet Tom-Louis Teboul

Wed 27 Feb

Eglise Notre Dame de France

Come meet the author of Vies deposées, one of the five books short-listed for the Prix littéraire Charles de Gaulle. It follows the adventures of three destitute characters in Paris as they embark on a quest to find a lost dog and claim the reward.


Guillaume Apollinaire: A French Poet at War 1914 – 1918

Fri 1 Mar

Space Studios

Join biographer David Hunter as he explores the poet’s life and work during 1914-1918, showing how his poetry provided a different vocabulary for writing about the Great War and what it can tell us about France’s experience of the conflict.


Translation Symposium of the Society of Authors

Mon 11 Mar

Europe House

Held on the eve of the London Book Fair and entitled It's Time to Talk, this year's symposium will deal with all aspects of speech in translation. It includes sessions on translating dialogue, collaboration in theatre and poetry translation.


Guantánamo Kid: Jérôme Tubiana, Alexandre Franc and Jeremy Harding

Tue 12 Mar

London Review Bookshop

Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc will be in conversation with Jeremy Harding to discuss their graphic novel about the real life story of Mohammed El-Gharani, wrongfully arrested shortly after 9/11 at the young age of 14, and detained for seven years.


European Literary Voices at the London Book Fair

Tue 12 Mar

London Book Fair

Join European authors Antoine Laurain (France), Simone Buchholz (Germany) and Stefan Hertmans (Belgium) as they discuss the role of literature and their conception of transcultural exchanges.


La Fabrique des Traducteurs

Tue 19 Mar - Thu 23 May

Collège International des Traducteurs

The French association for the promotion of literary translation Atlas is offering emerging translators under 35 an amazing professional development opportunity in the form of an intense two-month programme (“La Fabrique des Traducteurs”), set in Arles.


Language World 2019

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Mar

Imago, Leicestershire

The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme with speakers from across the languages sector. Come visit the Institut français stand and discover the wide offer for teachers of French in the UK.


Noémi Lefebvre at Lancaster Litfest

Fri 29 Mar

Lancaster Litfest

The author of four novels, all of which have garnered intense critical success, such as L’Autoportrait bleu (Blue Self-Portrait) and L’Etat des sentiments à l’âge adulte (2012), Noémi Lefebvre will be taking part in the panel Found in Translation.


Leïla Slimani – Hay Festival

Sat 1 Jun

Hay Festival

The first Moroccan woman to win the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Leila Slimani will join Philippe Sands to discuss her thriller Lullaby and her new novel Adèle, as well as to share her views on women's and human rights and the promotion of French culture.


International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School

Sun 21 - Sat 27 Jul

University of East Anglia

The British Centre for Literary Translation, in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, is proposing an intensive, one-week, residential programme of translation and creative writing through a series of prose and poetry multilingual workshops.