Reading in Limoges: “I like seeing the authors”, meeting between the public and 200 writers at the ice rink

Reading in Limoges: “I like seeing the authors”, meeting between the public and 200 writers at the ice rink
Reading in Limoges: “I like seeing the authors”, meeting between the public and 200 writers at the ice rink

There are people in the aisles of the Limoges ice rink for the fortieth edition from Reading to Limoges. The book fair brings together 200 national authors like President Sorj Chalandon and more local. Many visitors leave with their arms full, between a desire for discovery and loyalty to certain writers.

“It’s better than last year!”, Arlette, a Limougeau resident

Arlette, from Limogeau, never misses the meeting. “It’s better than last year“, she assures us. What she prefers is “see the authors“. Jean-Claude her husband is delighted, he was able to see Dominique Rocheteau. “It’s not just anyone!“.

Fans of Geoffroy-Guichard’s idol came to buy his book.Sentimental football” and exchange a few words with him. This is the case with Philippe. Greens jersey on his back, this Limougeaud met his idol and leaves with a dedication. “It’s always a pleasure“to meet this”character“, concludes Philippe.

Significant encounters between authors and readers

There are a certain number of memorable meetings in the space of three days of signings. Virginie came specially from Creuse to attend the show. In the middle of a selfie with the author Sophie Jomain, this great reader explains that a meeting with the author changes perception when reading: “when it went well, it changes everything“.

For her part, Sophie Jomain wishes “desecrate the role of the author“, often described “as someone in the high intellectual spheres“, while “he’s someone like you, like me, and that’s fine like that“.

Exchanges between the authors and the public will continue throughout the day. Sunday at the Limoges ice rink and at the Jean-Gagnant cultural center, during conferences.

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