Festival “Oh les beaux jours!”- Marseille
Oh les beaux jours! is a new litterary festival in Marseille. A festival to discover books and literature in a different way, intertwining conferences, concerts, discussions, workshops, readings with music, shows.
Marseille, the 2nd French city was missing a major literature festival. Oh les beaux jours stands for a lively literature, open to the world, with an approach taking multiple forms, in dialogue with disciplines such as hip-hop, sciences, drawing, football.
More than 100 artists and authors are participating to this first edition and 60 events and artistic proposals are held in numerous cultural spaces through the city: La Criée, the Mucem museum, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Villa Méditerranée, Alcazar library, and on the Old Port banks.
It represents not only 6 days of events (23rd-28th of May) but actions through the year evolving schools, universities, libraries, cafés converging all these curiosities and energies.
An exceptional programming showcasing renowned authors such as Maylis de Kerangal, Russel Banks, Kamel Daoud, Joseph Boyden, Daniel Pennac.
Organized by the association « Des livres comme des idées », initiative of two women, Nadia Champesme, owner of the bookshop “Histoire de l’Œil” and Fabienne Pavia, founder of “Bec en l’air” publisher.
Friday 26th of May: Marie Darrieussecq at La Criée theater, presenting the biography of the painter Paula M.Becker “Etre ici est-une splendeur”,P.O.L, 2016.
Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in Bayonne in 1969. Her first novel, Pig Tales, was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into thirty-five languages. She has written some fifteen books for adults, including novels, short fiction, a play, and nonfiction works. In 2013 she was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel Men. Being Here, her biography of Paula Modersohn-Becker, was released in 2017.