It’s happening at the Chaumont Book Fair!

The 20th Book Fair keeps all its promises thanks to the diversity of events. The public came in large numbers. The JHM Quotidien offers you an overview of important past events. The show continues until Sunday evening.

Musical reading: the grace and fragility of Porcelaine

As part of the Book Fair, a musical reading on Saturday brought together a dozen children and as many parents around Claire Caillebotte in the Grand Salon of the town hall. Illustrator, author and musician, it was by punctuating her story with her mini harp that she took her audience into the adventures of Irina, a clumsy little girl who entered a china shop without malice.

Thus begins the story, precisely of Porcelainhosted by the author in a small theater which fascinated children and adults.

Around fifteen signings on the A la Une bookstore stand

The Chaumontese bookstore A la Une is one of the exhibitors at this twentieth Book Fair. The cheerful team offers a selection of books that do well in store and stationery items for those who would like to treat themselves. Around fifteen authors organize signings over the weekend. Everyone was delighted with the attendance on this first day, under auspicious sunshine.

A book box is being inaugurated!

At Chaumont station, around 11 a.m., Saturday May 25, the municipal team and the SNCF (in part) inaugurated the first municipal book box. Between speeches and book deposits, the opportunity was to demonstrate the commitment of the town hall, like the SNCF, to culture. Or, a strong sign in the direction of the Book Fair which takes place until Sunday, May 26. Among those present, we naturally saw Christine Guillemy, mayor of Chaumont, Paul Fournié, his first deputy, in charge of culture, and Sandrine Bresolin, director of Silos, without forgetting Olivier Cany, director of Champagne-Ardenne stations.

Place des Arts, from salon to songs

Around 9 p.m., Friday May 24, Ernest turned up the sound at Place des Arts. On the program, around ten songs performed, dance, laughter, anecdotes and an outpouring of feelings.

Catchy! After two hours of inauguration of the Book Fair, the sound quickly rose on the Place des Arts, Friday May 24, around 9 p.m. Straight from Strasbourg, Ernest entertained the crowds of children, adults, friends, families, couples and single people. For two hours too, and with around ten songs, it was about anecdotes, tolerance, diversity, current affairs and even humor. All in that dear French language. And, in front of an audience who danced, sang and laughed. When the group was almost leaving, they immediately returned for a final dance of the quarter of an hour. In a nutshell: Chaumont conquered!

Wild machines for inclusive comics

Pencil stroke necessary, but not obligatory, Saturday May 25 in the morning to follow the advice of Joseph Callioni, illustrator turned trainer for the occasion. As part of the Book Fair, a workshop was organized and around ten young people from the “Initiales” association were registered. Adrien Simonnot, project manager, was particularly keen on this workshop: “Our association fights against illiteracy and encourages young people to have a good command of the French language. Our support for people who are far from reading and writing is frequently based on artistic practices, and the Book Fair is obviously an opportunity to combine these objectives. »

Aged from 12 to not quite 18, the nine young people created comic strips, guided by Joseph Callioni who opened up his fantastic and surreal world to them, mixing, like the works of Giger, machine elements. to living characters.

A grand finale

The Book Fair closes this Sunday, but there are still plenty of activities! Meet at Square Philippe-Lebon to meet authors and associations. At Le Signe, workshops, games and the Apostrophe bookstore await visitors. Place des Arts, the day is busy with conferences, the presentation of early childhood prizes and numerous activities. Shows and readings are taking place at the town hall. And at the Jesuit chapel, workshops and meetings for young and old should delight as many people as possible.

  • Beautiful abundance at the Liralest stand at Square Philippe-Lebon, from 10 a.m., this Saturday, May 25, between visitors and authors.
    Beautiful abundance at the Liralest stand at Square Philippe-Lebon, from 10 a.m., this Saturday, May 25, between visitors and authors.
  • The Romanian author Adrian Lesenciuc took part in the game of public reading at Place des Arts, accompanied by music, by reading a few extracts from his book “The Cemetery of Heroes.
    The Romanian author Adrian Lesenciuc took part in the game of public reading at Place des Arts, accompanied by music, by reading a few extracts from his book “The Cemetery of Heroes.
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