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Le Club Lecture - Session 3


LE CLUB LECTURE 

Join Nicole Layseca to talk about Francophone Literature ! 

The Alliance launches its own book club from November to March ! One tuesday per month, join the Club de Lecture to discuss the book of the month priorly read by all the attendees. Exchange about your emotions, opinions with the other members and get the opportunity to expand your literary culture and to improve your French! 

 

*** BOOK OF THE MONTH ***  

  • En attendant Bojangles de Olivier Bourdeaut - 171 pages 

The first novel of Olivier Bourdeaut takes us into the daily life of a joyful and whimsical family, in which there is only room for craziness and pleasure. In their parisian apartment, the young boy lives with his madcap parents (and an exotic bird !) and marvels at them dancing each night on “Mr Bojangles”, Nina Simone’s famous song after which the novel was named. As the unpredictable and mesmerizing mother, always leading the way, descends deeper into her mind, it is up to the young boy and his father to keep the party going, guided by a crazy love that has never been so well-named. 

Le premier roman d’Olivier Bourdeaut nous emmène dans le quotidien d’une famille fantasque et joyeuse, dans laquelle il n’y a de place que pour la folie et le plaisir. Dans leur appartement parisien, le jeune garçon vit avec ses parents excentriques (et un oiseau exotique!), et s’émerveille de les voir danser chaque soir sur “Mr Bojangles”, la célèbre chanson de Nina Simone qui a donné son nom au roman. Tandis que leur mère, envoûtante et imprévisible, menant toujours la danse, s’enfonce peu à peu dans sa folie, le fils et son père sont déterminés à poursuivre la fête, guidés par un amour fou qui n’a jamais aussi bien porté son nom. 

You can purchase the book here

*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW *** 

  • Frequency: Tuesday, January 25

  • Time: 11:00 am

  • Duration: 1.5h - 2h 

  • Location : Ardmore Location - 40 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003 - ! Map avalaible below ! 
  • Group Size: 8 maximum 
  • Language requirements : B2 level minimum - French speaking course  
  • Fee: Non members : $15 per session / $55 for the 5 sessions. Members : FREE 


*** REGISTRATION  - HOW DOES IT WORK ?  *** 

For both members and non members  : 

  • You need to register to the session at least 48h before the beggining of the session.

  • Please, note this page only allows you to register to session 3.  

    If you wish to register to the whole cycle (5 sessions), please register on the All Sessions webpage. The registration process is detailed. 

     

*** NEXT BOOKS OF THE MONTH  *** 

Click on the session to access its webpage. You will be able to register for the single session and have more informations about the month book. 

SESSION 4

FEBRUARY - Meeting on February 22 

  • Un barrage contre le Pacifique de Marguerite Duras - 364 pages

The book is available for free on the Culturethèque for the AF Members. Non-members can purchase it here

SESSION 5

MARCH - Meeting on March 22 

  • Mémoire d’un rat de Pierre Chaine - 192 pages 
You can purchase the book here


*** FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AT THE ALLIANCE *** 

The promotion of francophone literature is definitely at the heart of the Alliance’s commitment, as it is a wonderful opportunity to account for the richness and the diversity of the French language as well as the multiple cultural influences attached to Francophonie. Also, it is always a great way to improve one’s French reading comprehension ! 

While waiting for Le Club Lecture, do not hesitate to join our October literary event : 

 

* * * HEALTH & SAFETY * * *  

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  • Covid proof of vaccination required
  • Mask mandatory during this event


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