“This will be the first festival without Michel le Bris. We will think very hard of him “, assured the mayor of Saint-Malo, Gilles Lurton, during the presentation of the festival on Monday, May 3, which adds” the poster also makes me think of him. She looks at the horizon as if we are trying to see Michel le Bris ”. “It’s a poster that Michel saw”, emphasized his daughter, Melani, surrounded by Maëtte Chantrel and Patrice Blanc-Francard, the vice president, to present “a hybrid festival that we will look at through the computer ”.
Texts by Michel Le Bris
This year, no long queues in front of the Palais du Grand Large. We will live the festival on screen, thanks to four television channels, to follow the literary cafes of Maëtte Chantrel, the great interviews of Jean-Luc Hess and also poetry, with Yvon Le Men. Twelve films are also showing in the cinema program.
Thinking about the present times, the powers of the imagination, commitment, the territories of childhood… are some of the themes developed in the midst of extracts from texts from books by Michel Le Bris “so that he can accompany us », Slipped his daughter.
Video conferencing with Breton classes
Behind the Haitian Dany Laferrière, will be present about fifty authors. “They will not meet the public but it is important that they meet”, insisted Maëtte Chantrel. School children are not forgotten. On Friday, a day is planned by videoconference and live on the internet with about twenty middle and high schools in Brittany. Saint-Malo will be privileged with the presence of authors in classes and signing sessions in bookstores and at the media library.
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