Arcuby is preparing its Book Fair
Arcuby, a new cultural association created and chaired by Corinne Andries, is preparing the edition of the Saint-Cirq-Souillaguet book fair in 2023. We met the president.
Can you introduce the Arcuby association?
The purpose of the association is to promote art in all its forms in Quercy-Bouriane, especially literary art. Its members are actors of cultural life, volunteers or professionals, and its seat is in the town hall of Saint-Cirq-Souillaguet. Arcuby can organize colloquiums, meetings, fairs, exhibitions. It is financed from membership fees, public subsidies from local authorities and the European Union, and can also receive donations. In addition, let us emphasize that the municipality of Saint-Cirq-Souillaguet is a valuable partner.
What are the projects for 2023?
There are plenty of ideas and projects, even too many. For 2023, we will limit ourselves to the organization of the Book Fair, the next edition of which is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, the day before Mother’s Day. The office of the association has already defined the general framework of this unique literary manifestation in Quercy-Bouriane.
Lotois Jean-Pierre Alaux, journalist, radio and television personality and famous writer, will be with us. It will sponsor the Salon du livre; It is a great honor for Arcuby what he is doing for us and we thank him for it.
Have writers ever approached you?
Yes, with new works from numerous 2022 participants who have confirmed their participation. New authors and authors also expressed interest in this event. The exhibition will host more than 35 authors from Occitania and other countries.
What will be the innovations for the 2023 fair?
We will consolidate what we have learned by offering visitors, regardless of their age and literary sensibility, a wide selection of works. For now, we are working on a new communication policy in order to attract as large an audience as possible. Last year, the show suffered from a heat wave, and in 2021, from Covid. This, while considering new partnerships likely to promote our literary event in Quercy-Bouriane.