The Book Fair returns to Hodeng-Hodenger with a second edition full of new products | The Pathfinder

The Book Fair returns to Hodeng-Hodenger with a second edition full of new products | The Pathfinder
The Book Fair returns to Hodeng-Hodenger with a second edition full of new products | The Pathfinder


Antoine Trefcon

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May 24, 2024 at 9:50 a.m.

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Building on the success of the first edition of the Hodeng-Hodenger Book Fair (Seine-Maritime), which was held on September 17, 2023, bringing together more than 600 visitorsmore than twice the population of the Seinomarine village, the Tourne la page association organizes the second edition of this “cultural encounter in the heart of the Pays de Bray”, this Sunday May 26.

Return of the Book Fair to Hodeng-Hodenger

“We had real success last year. We had qualitative feedback from visitors and authors ready to come back so that encouraged us,” says Nathalie Jolly, at the initiative of this book fair which she organizes with her neighbors Aline Cannebotin and Emilie Moulinoux.

For this second edition of “Hodeng celebrates the book”, 38 authors from very different worlds responded to the call of the 3 organizers and will therefore invest the party room from the village of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday, May 26. Among them, almost two thirds were already present at the launch of the Hodeng-Hodenger Book Fair on September 17 and a third are new invited authors.

It was important to bring something new to prevent visitors from getting bored.

Nathalie Jolly, organizer of the Book Fair

Another novelty of this second book festival: the young readers’ awards ceremony at 11 a.m.. Wishing to “involve young people” in this event, the organizers got in touch with a French teacher from the Rollon college in Gournay-en-Bray.

” From 10 o’clock, 4 studentstwo from CM2 and two from 6ewill read a selection of La Fontaine’s fables and of poems by Marie de France before being presented with a diploma, a book by Christine Lebel and a chocolate bear,” explains Nathalie Jolly.

If this La Poste employee, who says she is a woman of letters, wanted to involve young people to this extent, it is because, according to her, reading “develops the curiosity which is sorely lacking in today’s young people”.

For everyone and all tastes

This is why a large diversity of works will be presented, “ranging from children’s books to novels, including historical stories, essays, manga, thrillers and even comics”.

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We wanted this book fair not to be limited to a single universe so that children, adolescents, adults and seniors could find what they were looking for.

Nathalie Jolly

At 2 p.m., a meeting is organized with Nathalie De Broc and François Fouquet, both guests of honor of this edition. The first was chosen because she is a “known and particularly appreciated” author and the second because he is “a local writer and historian”.

Before the show ends, a reading for children on the theme of “Little Beasts” hosted by Valentine from the Bouquinerie des étoups d’Argueil will take place at 4 p.m. Visitors will have the possibility to eat.

An event which is organized with the support of the village mayor, Jean-Claude Delwarde, honorary president of the Tourne la page association. For the elected official, it is “normal to help those who bring life and life to the village, especially as it is a way of bringing culture to our small towns”.

A cultural dayof literary discoveries, which will be punctuated by meetings and discussions with the 38 authors present.

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