Rencontres Littéraires

 

 Rencontre Littéraire with Philippe Corbé
journalist, author, French Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 Get directions 

 

In French – Free – Open to the public – RSVP preferred –

Join us on May 10th, 2018 at the RiverWalk Cafe at Hyatt Regency Miami for a special Rencontre Littéraire with French journalist Philippe Corbé.
His last book “Trumpitudes et turpitudes. Un carnage américain” (2018, éditions Grasset) that he will present on May 10.
It is not a political analysis of Donald Trump’s presidency but a collection of words and declarations made by Donald Trump. Philippe Corbé believes that there is no Trump’s ideology but only words.

About Philippe Corbé

Philippe Corbé is the correspondent of the radio RTL in New York. Previously, Philippe Corbé was the radio anchor in RTL matin after being at the political services on the same radio.
He has written “La Dernière Campagne” (2012, editions Grasset) on the 500 days of Nicolas Sarkozy and, “J’irai danser à Orlando” (2016, éditions Grasset) about the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

 


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 Rencontre Littéraire and a book signing with Diana Pollin and Alain Guyot
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 Get directions 

 

 
In French – Free – Open to the public – RSVP required Join us on March 29th, 2018 at the Riverwalk Cafe (Hyatt Regency Miami) for a special Rencontre Littéraire with French-American author, Diana Pollin and French architect, Alain Guyot. They will talk about Varian Fry, and the Villa Air-Bel.
Varian Fry was the first American to be titled as “Righteous Among The Nations”.About Diana Pollin and Alain GuyotDiana Pollin is an author, copywriter and English-French translator she was born in New York City and attended New York University where she specialized in French and in English literature. Afterward, she went to Middlebury College Masters Program in Paris where she obtained her Masters in French Literature and having met a Frenchman, married him the following year.

Alain Guyot starts his professional life as an architect and professor at the “École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture” in Marseilles.  When he retired, he followed his passion for photography, painting and, digital arts.  Between art and architecture, he develops his career throughout cultural and artistic projects in the media of image and sound.  His career as an artist is on the rise thanks to various exhibitions both in France and in the USA.

When she was an English teacher at the University of Marseilles, Diana Pollin discovered the story of Varian Fry. He was an American journalist and created a rescue network in Vichy which saved approximately 2000 to 4000 anti-nazis and Jewish refugees from the nazis Germany and the holocaust. Varian Fry was the first American to be titled as “Righteous Among The Nations”.

Afterward, he came to Marseilles in 1940 to save world-class artists like Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, and Marcel Duchamp from the Nazis.

Diana Pollin and Alain Guyot combined their skills to write together  “Villa Air-Bel 1940” published in October 2013.

 

 

 Rencontre Littéraire and a book signing with Agnes Castera 
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 Get directions 
February  14, 2018- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
In French – Free – Open to the public – RSVP required Join us on February 14th, 2018 at the Pure Verde Lounge (Hyatt Regency Miami) for a special Rencontre Littéraire with Haitian and Miami-based author, Agnes Castera.Her last book “La Première Bouchée” is about a Lily a woman who decides to offer a “mille-feuille” as a dessert for a wedding because it is for her a metaphor of life and its obstacles. 
About Agnes Castera 
Born in Haiti in 1957, Agnes Castera studied law at the Faculty of Law and Economics of Haiti. She obtained an accounting education at the Julien Craan Business School and has worked for a long time in the private sector. She has always loved writing and sharing with family and friends her reports of family or social events. In 2015, she published a collection of short stories: “Nouvelles d’Elisabeth” and in 2017, a novel: “La Première Bouchée”.

 

 

Rencontre littéraire and a book signing with Margaret Papillon
Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131 Get directions
January 10, 2018- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
In French – Free – Open to the public – RSVP requiredJoin us on January 10th, 2018 at the Pure Verde Lounge (Hyatt Regency Miami) for a special Rencontre Littéraire and book signing with Haitian and Miami-based author, Margaret Papillon.
Her last book “Fol Amour” is a book about love, death, and despair and how a young man will face the sudden death of his fiancee. Fol Amour takes place in Haiti in 1966 during the era of the Duvalier.
About Margaret Papillon
Margaret Papillon is a Haitian author based in Miami. Since 1987, she has written almost 30 books including books for the young public. In 1995, she decided to only concentrate her life on writing books as she has been successful since her first book in La Marginale. In 1999, she published her first book for the young public “La légende de Quesquiya” which is now in the program of Haitian schools.

 

To listen (in French) to the conversation

Rencontre littéraire with Bernard Thomasson
August 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in downtown Miami.
In partnership with Le Centre de la Francophonie de la Floride et des Caraibes, we have welcomed famous French journalist and author, Bernard Thomasson.

About Bernard Thomasson
Bernard Thomasson is a French journalist; he is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief at France Info and he is the anchor of a radio program that gives the spotlight on culture and has also a dedicated program on the history of French cuisine.
He has published 4 books: Ma Petite Française (2011, éd. Le Seuil), Un été sans alcool (2014, éd. Le Seuil), 42 km 195 (2015, éd. Flammarion), Les Fantômes du 3ème étage (2017, éd. Le Seuil). 
He also is on the jury of poetry prizes including Nikos Gatsos, Prix Poésie de la Vocation and, Prix Méditerranée.
Bernard Thomasson is an avid sportsman who plays basketball and has run 18 marathons. 
His website (in French) http://bernardthomasson.com/