Parisot Literary Festival October 2014

Parisot Literary Festival logo

Parisot Literary Festival logo

A heads-up about the second Parisot Literary Festival/Festival Littéraire de Parisot, which will take place this year from 10th to 12th October. Parisot is only a small place with about 500 inhabitants but there’s a lot going on. This event is rapidly becoming an established highlight in the calendar.

As last year, this is an Anglo-French event with six French and six Anglophone authors (amongst whom yours truly). The festival features author talks and readings, a calligraphy workshop, a memoir writing workshop, a cookery demonstration by Robin Ellis (of Poldark TV series fame, who now lives in the Tarn) and a dinner with the authors. World War I, in its 100th anniversary year, is one of the themes of the festival.

There’s also a sale of second-hand books (French and English) alongside the sale of books by authors appearing at the festival.

Most of the authors either live in or have some connection with SW France. I won’t list them all, but you can consult the programme here. All the events are free, except for the dinner with the authors on Saturday 11th October, for which prior reservation is essential. No booking is needed for the sessions, except for the two workshops.

In 2013, I was on the organising committee. This year, I’ve crossed the Rubicon and will be presenting my novel The House at Zaronza, which was published in July. The novel is set in early 20th century Corsica and at the Western Front during World War I. I will discuss the inspiration behind it and the research I did in order to portray rural life in Corsica at that time and nursing during World War I.

Front cover final

The House at Zaronza is available in all Amazon stores in Kindle and paperback formats.

You might also like:

Meet My Main Character from My Novel ‘The House at Zaronza’
An Excerpt from My Novel ‘The House at Zaronza’
French Women and World War I

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About nessafrance

We moved to an 18th-century farmhouse in SW France in 1997. I'm fascinated by French history, rural traditions and customs. I also write historical novels and short stories.
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8 Responses to Parisot Literary Festival October 2014

  1. Paul Diamond says:

    If you are looking for a good series books on WWI, check out Donald Jack’s “Bandy Papers”. The only books I have ever re-read multiple times.


  2. MarinaSofia says:

    Congratulations – have fun and enjoy your well-deserved moment of fame!


  3. MELewis says:

    Sounds like a happening place! Lots of anglos in our region but seemingly far fewer cultural events. Best of luck with promoting the book. 🙂


    • nessafrance says:

      There is a lot going on in that small commune. But it takes a lot of effort and commitment. Promoting the book is not something that comes easily to me but I have to plug on, nonetheless.


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