Nuit de la Littérature – In collaboration with FICEP
Saturday May 30th, 2015
41 Bd de Magenta
FICEP – The Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris has invited Seymour Projects to participate in their upcoming Nuit de la Littérature !
Save the date: May 30th, 2015
After being held in Saint Germain in 2013 and the Marais last year, this year’s event will take place in our neighborhood around the Canal St. Martin. This walking tour-style event will feature authors from 18 different countries. Each invited author will be accompanied by an actor or actress and a translator. On May 30th between the hours of 5pm- 11pm the participating spaces with host a reading/performance every hour on the hour: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm & 10pm
We will close the SEYMOUR+ space one hour early on that Saturday evening in order to welcome Estonian author Mehis Heinsaar who will present his book:
The Butterfly-Man & Other Stories
Mehis Heinsaar (b. 1973) – ‘is one of the most original figures in modern Estonian literature: he is a bohemian who has illegally occupied the flats he has been residing in, he communicates with people in semi-mystical art-related salons, he roams as a vagabond through dusky streets or escapes to thick forests in northern Latvia to walk around as a solitary hiker, and he sits in cafés and, in an old-fashioned way, uses a pencil to write in his notebook.’
Heinsaar’s work, predominantly short stories, oscillates between magical realism and fantasy poetry with a surrealist bent. Heinsaar’s vivid imagination is readily displayed in his stories in which he invents surprising universes with shifting realities. His characters, despite being confronted with the impermanence of their world and even their own bodies, attempt nonetheless to satisfy their desires and survive.
Each hourly 40 minute program will run as follows:
15-20mn – Reading – IN FRENCH
15-20mn – Discussion with the author and his/her accompanying actor/actress.
After each session, visitors will leave the space and move on to discover another author and another space.
We are thrilled to be participating in this wonderful event- a true voyage of discovery that will enable the participating public to explore both the outer landscape of the Canal St. Martin and the inner landscape of each author’s imagination.
This collaboration with FICEP on May 30th, 2015 will mark our second S+ Le Soir event. S+ Le Soir is a series of evening talks and events that take place after hours at the SEYMOUR+ space in Paris.
In addition to the space’s daily function as a place of quietude and creative introspection that offers visitors a respite from technology and other external stimuli we also program monthly evening events. These after hours happenings offer an opportunity for discussion and interaction among members of the Seymour community in Paris.
For further information about all the authors and spaces participating in the 2015 Nuit de la Littérature in Paris, please click HERE