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Marché de la Poésie & sa Périphérie

30.05.2013 - 28.06.2013

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Ireland is the featured country in Marché de la Poésie 2013.

Ireland is the featured country in Marché de la Poésie 2013. The Marché takes place over a long weekend in mid-June in Place Saint-Sulpice, with hundreds of publishers and booksellers setting up their stalls and, at the centre, a series of readings, workshops and interviews.

During the five weeks of the Festival de la Périphérie, numerous events will be organised in venues around Paris, from the banlieu to the city centre, culminating in a Soirée de Clôture in the courtyard of the Centre Culturel Irlandais. Among the Irish authors and poets featured at this years event are Eavan Boland, Ciaran Carson, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eamon Grennan, Medbh McGuckian, Biddy Jenkinson, Maighread Medbh, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Joseph Woods.

There is also a special bi-lingual reading by Seamus Heaney on June 13th with Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan in attendance.

Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate will read at 8.00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13th of June at the Centre Culturel in Paris.

The event will begin with a short exchange between Jacques Darras, (Président du Marché), Philippe Hersant (Seamus Heaney’s translator) and Seamus Heaney himself. This will be followed by readings - three readings of 15 mins each from Seamus Heaney, interspersed with two of 8 mins each in French. The reading, is being presented as part of Culture Connects, the Culture Programme celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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