Virtual Live Reading Group
Thursday 14 May
Cyrano de Bergerac 
Sunday 17 May
Drink & Draw Live Session with Sébastien Vassant
Tuesday 19 May
Frantz Fanon Today
Sunday 24 May
Clara Dupont-Monod Great dreamers are the toughest people I know

Alain Mabanckou My dad said to my mum: "Miss Pointe-Noire, you are all the gold in the world to me, and when I’m with you I feel like gold too, I shine …"

Scholastique Mukasonga God roams the world, all day long, but every evening He returns home to Rwanda.

Frantz Fanon Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

French literature,
loud and proud!

From 11 to 24 May 2020, Beyond Words goes digital! Your favourite festival of French literature is back and takes place online!

Expect the hottest publications, exclusive interviews, readings and Q&As with acclaimed authors and new voices. Highlights include women writers sharpening their pencils and shaping the world, the best francophone authors from the African continent, echoing the French pan-African season, Africa2020, and Comics in all guises, with reference to the French celebration BD 2020.

Each day, we’ll unveil exclusive content live on the website and on our social media platforms.

Save the date, stay home and stay tuned!