On Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, the English-speaking Library of Anchorage will host its first Literary Festival in English at the Karnansky Salons.
Organized with the support of the US Embassy in France, the festival welcomes five American authors: Ajiri Aki, Amanda Dennis, Kate Gavino, Jake Lamar, Lindsey Tramuda and the director of the Library of America. Paris, Audrey Chapuis.
The English-speaking Library of Anchorage is celebrating its 30th anniversary and will kick off the festival celebrations. The library hopes to organize even larger literary events in English in the future, especially as the English-speaking community in Angers continues to grow. As festival director Hilary Hodge points out, “West France is home to more than 10,000 Americans, and we look forward to continuing to create exciting cultural events that keep them coming to the library and to the pubs.”
The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in books, writing and English can register on the library’s website at www.ellia.org. The festival will have four sessions, and the festival will conclude with a signing session and cocktail reception from 4pm to 5:30pm.
The Angers Anglophone Library was founded in 1993 and serves as an innovative space to support reading, education and cross-cultural communication in the city of Angers in the Loire Valley of France. The English Library is a truly international organization with 1,400 members from 58 countries. Its mission is to connect English and French speakers in one place with over 25,000 books and more than 1,000 annual events, including writing workshops, discussion groups, book clubs and more. The establishment has developed more than 40 partnerships with organizations across France and the United States.
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