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The book fair is back

The book fair is back

After a two-year hiatus, the book fair is back with novelties, to the delight of book lovers.

Saturday, December 10, book lovers, enthusiasts of meetings with writers will surely be delighted by this event, which has been dormant for two years. From 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., it will be possible to take a walk through various works that will be offered to everyone’s curiosity. News: this year the whole city will be in the name of a book. Indeed, if the hall on the terrace will be open to about twenty exhibitors, several shops in Argelès-Gazost have proved very favorable in welcoming those who would agree to participate in this trial. The library will also participate in the celebration: in particular, we will be able to hear the young storyteller Laurenne Nocq, who will join the authors, at 3 pm in the Mediateca, to offer “Love stories”, Tales & music show. . The novelist Michèle Tajan, after Christian Laborde, Xavier Saüt, Anna Lasserre-Vergna and Georges-Patrick Gleizes, will be the godmother of this 5th edition. The association Des mots pour le dire is pleased to invite an audience that it knows is devoted to the shared pleasure of reading.

Ideas to put under the pine

The book fair will be an opportunity to discover a wide selection of books, of different literary genres, which will delight both adults and children. Among all the authors present, local authors such as Renato Capdevielle who will come to present his latest work “Hèitas de Bèstias”, a collection of stories and poems in Gascon and French, published in 2022 by Editions Nosauts de Bigorra, which talks about the beast in general, wild beasts or domestic beasts, from all countries, beasts that often adopt human behaviors. In this collection of fables we find the fine and sharp pen of our unrepentant prankster. He doesn’t take himself seriously at all, and yet… behind the humor there is always room for thought. A new collection written in Gascon with literal translations, intended for young children, illustrated with beautiful watercolors painted by Anniz, Annie Izans, and set by Francis Beigbeder.

For his first show, Christian Satgé will also be present on Saturday, with his latest book Belize, recently published by Editions 5 Sens. Without failing to allude to classical French theater, but also to picaresque literature unknown to us and, above all, freely inspired by Federico García Lorca’s short little popular play, this production invites the reader, between expectations and twists, laughter and emotions, to a journey that transcends the land and the time in which it takes place. Indeed, as rhythmic as it is rhyming, its five acts lead from fortunes suffered to destinies assumed, following characters caught up in a story that, from hiccups to unexpected events, will have the merit of building them up… or strengthening, if necessary, in their security .

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