CREATION: In 1991 by Maurice Petit and the association Confluences
DURATION AND DATES: 15 days – November 14-27, 2022.
LOCATIONS: Montauban, Occitanie
A SINGULAR CONCEPT: Two weeks to show, hear and share a French-language literary work in the presence and with the participation of its author. The guest of honor chooses a theme as the common thread of the program and surrounds himself with many artists, writers, publishers, musicians, painters … whose work resonates with his own, or that he wishes to make the public discover.
ON THE PROGRAM: Meetings, staged readings, shows, literary concerts, exhibitions, workshops, festival bookstore, cinema, programming around children’s books for school and family audiences, bookstore Sunday, etc.
PREVIOUS EDITIONS: 2021 Mathias Énard, Mélodies & variations / 2020 Exceptional edition (cancelled): À la croisée des langues, littératures françaises d’ici et d’ailleurs / 2019 Anne-Marie Garat, Histoires, Images, Nuages / 2018 Christian Garcin, Les passerelles du temps / 2017 Laurent Mauvignier, Devenir(s) ….
FREQUENT ATTENDANCE 2021: 20,537 festival-goers (of which 4,602 were students)