For its 27th edition, the Book fair sets the tone; the chord is straightaway given by its literary councillor, the writer Patrick Raynal:
« Music before anything else… said Verlaine. Numerous are the poets, but also the novelists, looking in the words for the right cadence.
Is the style in literature made by anything else than of the harmony or by the disharmony – this sublime blue note – which we look for in music?
The Native Americans did not need to understand French of the Big West trappers to understand it. They speak as birds, they said.
It could not be clearer. There are symphonies full of sense, magnificent so hermetic poems as we understand only the music, and far too many inaudible novels to doubt a single second that words are primarily music. »
Carried by the municipal library with the booksellers from Colmar and “Bouquinette” from Strasbourg, partners of the Department of Education, the publishers of the Big East and moreover, the companies of popular educational history, associations with, among the novelties 2016, the presence of the twin towns of Eisenstadt and Schongau.
Some notes in prelude of this new edition:
Renowned guests for this musical edition which binds music and words by scheduling concerts, shows and musical tales (Weepers Circus, Alain Schneider, Nicole Docin-Julien, etc.) and a drawn reading led by the children’s author Susie Morgenstern.
In the presence of the writers Michka Assayas, Jean-Louis Debré, Aymeric Caron, Serge Joncour, Yasmina Khadra, Jean Teulé, Ian Manook, Claudie Hunzinger, Gérard de Cortanze, Pierre Jourde, Patrice Delbourg, Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, Agnès Ledig, Jérôme Legras, Tim Willocks, Pascal Picq, Maureen Dor, Zaü, Philippe Matter, Carole Trébor, Mymi Doinet united by love of the words and the music.
An exhibition of the illustrator of Strasbourg Christian Heinrich which celebrates « The 15 years of the P’tites Poules » and organizes one Master class on October 29th at the Pole Media-Culture Edmond Gerrer in Colmar.
As crowning piece:
The Bernard Pivot‘s theater piece on Sunday, November 27th at 7 pm at the Comédie de l’Est (reservation by phone at + 33 (0)3 89 24 31 78) and 30 tickets to win on the Facebook page of the City of Colmar.”
Book fair, on November 26th and 27th
Entrance to the book fair, shuttle bus service from and to the railway station and the city center, parking lot, workshops and shows all free of charge.
Open on Saturday from 9 am till 7 pm and from 9 am till 6 pm on Sundays.