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A festival to make people love books

In 1997, Deauville introduced a real book policy with the ambition of making young people love literature - the first key to access to culture -. This then took the form of meetings, readings or writing workshops, and kept the promise of bringing words to life in sharing, making them accessible to the greatest number, bringing the book into all houses. Didier Sandre, Judith Magre, Jacques Bonnaffé, ... read the texts of Philippe Besson, Benoît Duteurtre, ... in their presence and join the literary community of Deauville. Over the years, the forms are renewed, from the end of the school year awards ceremony during which each student receives a book, to meetings in unusual places to discover the literary favorites of a resident. ..

On a base made up of demanding and singular meetings, of an involved book club, of teachers who play the game, the desire to go further and create a great literary meeting arises. 

In parallel with this book policy, the same year, the City had encouraged and accompanied the creation of the Easter Festival where around forty young musicians are invited each year to live and share musical projects and give concerts in public. This cultural framework inspires the city to create a living room that celebrates writers inspired by music and offers new literary and musical forms, ....

The atypical event attracts from the first years an audience awaiting discovery.

With 10.050 visitors surging on the show, the 9th edition was a success far beyond the framework of Deauville. In ten years, it has become an unmissable event for publishers, authors and musicians, who like to get together and meet an audience passionate about words and notes, happy to hear literature. Readings, concerts, round tables, conferences, exhibitions, ..

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