Sartrouville: meeting this Saturday for the 1st Book Festival

The Book Festival is organized on the Place des Fusillées in Sartrouville (Yvelines).

East Saturday May 21 will take place the first book party from Sartrouville at the Place des Fusillés with 25 writers from all literary genres.

Organized by the library “People who read”, in collaboration with the City Council, the Festival will take place in the heart of the city center. An open-air facility so that everyone can go freely to the meeting the authors. “We wanted something very cheerful and lively without going through a door,” he says. choueiri doll. Have a link between authors and readers directly. »

It was Dolly who started this Festival, “because we wanted the word party”, and who immediately had this desire to create a unifying event when she took over the bookstore 4 years ago.

“It was the logical continuation of the bookstore with which we wanted to create a link between people and have the opinion of the readers about the books that we offer them. It was also important for the influence of the City, to show its dynamism. »

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25 authors

This Festival is a good way to put reading back in the spotlight after two years of successive confinements. “The French have reconnected with reading, analyzing Frederick Hasman, deputy mayor for culture. For years, the bookstores closed and recently the movement has been reversed. »

A meeting day for young and old with 25 authors of all styles: general literature, children’s literature, fiction, noir or more intimate novels… Well-known and recognized writers “whose books we like and that we wanted to share with readers”, Dolly explains about the choice of guests.

It will also be an opportunity to meet local novelists who have known how to go beyond the borders of the City. the Godfather of this first edition is also Benoit MinvilleSarrouville writer.

“It was natural. He was one of the first authors who supported me when I took over the bookstore and when we set up this project. He is a great author who writes great books for children and teenagers among others. He makes people want to read even if they don’t like to read. »

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Throughout the day, there will also be entertainment on the Place des Fusillés starting at 10 am. (Find the full program here). On this occasion, the “People who read” bookstore launches the Bab’elles award with a selection of 6 women’s novels. Anyone can register as a jury, read them and vote. The winner will be announced in September.

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