Friday, March 15, 2013

Printemps des Poètes (Poet Spring)

Poet Spring

There is something poetic about Paris every day of the year – but poetry takes over for a few weeks in March.

This yearly highlight has been treating France to the delights of poetry for 13 years now. City of Paris libraries and museums, and the Institut des Cultures d’Islam, have also join in. For example in 2007 : the Petit Palais (Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville) treated the public to a free-of-charge poetry and literature adventure around painters of light John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla. Victor Hugo’s house (in Paris 04) ran a guided tour and workshop around the love letters that the writer exchanged with Juliette Drouet.
The Printemps des Poètes takes place every March. 2011 : from 7 to 21 March.

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