The “Make Books” festival blows out its candles 10 years after its creation in Saint-Junien

The “Make Books” festival blows out its candles 10 years after its creation in Saint-Junien
The “Make Books” festival blows out its candles 10 years after its creation in Saint-Junien

With 32 invited authors and more than 30 workshops offered free of charge, the festival reaffirms its ambitions at Châtelard in order to make reading accessible to everyone.

An inseparable figure from the Saint-Juniaud cultural landscape, the festival marks its return to the convention hall for a 2024 anniversary edition. For the 10th anniversary, the organizers widely share their ambitions around all literary cultures (novels, comics, manga, manual workshops, etc.) while recalling the DNA of “Make books”: promoting reading from the youngest age, combat inequalities and develop the imagination.

An ambitious project

“It’s true that it’s a project that is only possible in Saint-Junien. For this year, the tenth, it’s quite unimaginable. Here we are, the project has taken on significant proportions. The work that we will not see is around thirty authors who will tour the classes and work with the students according to the projects,” explains Gérard Halimi, president of the association.

On the big day, two new products will appear in the heart of Châtelard: the book voucher for 200 beneficiaries and reading for babies aged 0 to 2 years. All shows and activities will be free throughout the festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday May 25. From Japanese calligraphy to the discovery of Malagasy culture through the creation of a book cover, it is a vast program intended for young and old that celebrates the vast offer of literary cultures.

In an era where young French people (7-19 years old) spend 3 hours and 11 minutes on average on screens compared to 19 minutes of leisure reading, this is a real problem that goes beyond the Saint-Juniaud framework. However, “Make books” is an initiative that appeals year after year. The festival will highlight numerous local partners and will begin Tuesday May 21 at La Mégisserie with a show.

Information: Doors open to the public on Saturday May 25 at 10 a.m. 25 free workshops on site throughout the day.

Information : [email protected]

Alexandre Coucaud

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