Promotes reading and encourages the joy of reading. “Nuits de la LectureCreated in 2017 by the French Ministry of Culture and organized by the National Library Center from January 19 to 22, the “Reading Evening” presents an ambitious goal on the theme of fear. For several days, public libraries, such as university libraries, multimedia libraries and private libraries, but also museums and theaters, thanks to evening and recreational activities in France and beyond, accompany the public to all forms of literature. increase.
After the event in 2021, “rather successful“Despite the health crisis, more than 2,000 events have been held in France and around 30 countries, the Ministry of Culture said.”rich programof” Nuits de la Lecture 20222. This year, the event spans four nights and weekends, with the highlight on Saturday, January 21st being theDiscover or rediscover reading in the form of games, activities or digital animations, onsite or remotely”.
Moments more rare than ever
of 7th Nuit de la Lecture focus on the theme of horrorOpportunities to live and share extraordinary times more than ever before”. Throughout France, and even in some foreign countries, Thousands of book-focused meetings and activities It is held in various places such as libraries, bookstores, schools, universities, museums, and events. French institutions around the worldForeign cities include Madrid, Trieste, Prague and Tallinn as well as Niamey, Santo Domingo, Quito and even Tokyo.
The interactive map included on the dedicated website makes it easy to see where the event is taking place, in France or anywhere else in the world, as well as the events available online.
horror in the middle of the night
Who is afraid of the dark?really not Nuits de la Lecturebecause, as the website explains, “From children’s fairy tales to fantasy stories, from dystopian science fiction sagas to crime stories, modern novels and essays deal with our inner and common fears in the crisis we live in.it is indeed horror theme that “Defile literature and invite us to explore all forms of storytelling, all forms of reading…and especially at night!”. This is how the Center National du Livre (CNL) justifies its choice of theme this year. Nuits de la Lecture.
a sponsor who knows her subject
more and more Writer Marie Dalyusek I am the host this year. She was released to the public in 1996, soon after her first novel was published (truthPOL Publishing), and she said “a truly spectacular success in bookstores”: Over 1 million copies sold and translated into 40 languages.
Since then, Marie Dalyusek has published about 40 books, including her latest novel (Pas Dormir POL 2019), as “A personal tale of insomnia, the conclusion of 20 years of travel, literature and nighttime panics”She talks about herselfInsomniac Writers Hall of FameVirginia Woolf, Andre Gide, Cesare Pavese, Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, Franz Kafka, Dostoevsky, Haruki Murakami, Aimé Césaire, Borges, etc.
Consultation to find additional ideas
In this connection, CNL has just started to create new initiatives such as the Nuits de la Lecture Main consultation calledHow can I develop my reading taste in all French?”. Working with platform make.org, CNL launched his popular consultation in early December.
Specifically, anyone can contribute to this research. Submit Suggestion it may feed the future CNL Action Plan And to better understand the aspirations of people, especially young people, in terms of encouraging reading.
And CNL said “Continuing the Movement Started by the Year of the Great National Cause, Turning Reading into a Major Collective Interest”. The conclusion of the consultation was Published in March 2023.