LITTFESTEAUZE OCTOBER 2020 … WORTH THE DISCOVERY


 
 

From the 9th to the 11th October 2020 the historic town of Eauze in South West France will play host, over a weekend, to the first bilingual literary festival to be staged in the Gers.

The event will bring together writers and readers of all ages to share and develop their passion for books and poetry and exchange cultural experiences through language and the written word.

Taking place over two days, LittFest Eauze will feature work by four French and four English authors, preferably published in both languages, and we are inviting authors to think about coming to join us.

WHY JOIN US?

Well, we believe LittFest Eauze will give you the opportunity to:

  • discover the beautiful and historic town of Eauze and its way of life

  • meet the vibrant, multicultural and bilingual people who make up this diverse rural community

  • get together with readers, writers and other authors to exchange ideas and opinions on contemporary literature

  • enjoy the informal and convivial settings offered by the various local cafes, bars and restaurants

  • showcase your work which will be available in local bookshops and libraries

HOW WE WOULD LIKE AUTHORS TO CONTRIBUTE

There will be a range of activities to take part in:

  • talk about your work, engage in conversation and readings and take part in Q&As with the audience

  • sign your books for festival visitors

  • contribute to media interviews 

  • dine with volunteers, friends, patrons, sponsors and other writers at the Festival Dinner on the Saturday night

In addition, authors might choose to:

  • facilitate a workshop with aspiring writers

  • participate in panel discussions

WELCOMING YOU TO EAUZE

For the eight selected authors who have kindly agreed to contribute to the festival we offer and cover the costs of the following:

  • a guide to smooth your way through the festival

  • transportation to and from the festival

  • meals that will serve local delicacies and a sampling of wines of the region

  • accommodation in beautifully restored historic homes

GETTING TO THE GERS IN SOUTH WEST FRANCE

Transport can take on many forms and might include flights from the UK, trains or self-driving from somewhere in France.   

If flying or coming by train, a Festival volunteer will collect and return you to the airport or railway station. Toulouse Blagnac, Bordeaux, Biarritz and Bergerac airports have international flights into the Gers. If taking the plane or train, we will expect our authors to take advantage of low cost fares offered by rail and airline companies.

GET IN TOUCH!

If are interested and think you could take part in our festival or perhaps know of someone who might please get in contact with us:

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