Café Littéraire - March "Spécial Poésie" with the Poet Anna Ayanoglou

Date: 27 Mar 2024, 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT London, Lisbon

The Alliance Française Glasgow is delighted to host the poet and former French teacher Anna Ayanoglou for a Café Littéraire spécial Poésie to discuss French poésie  in a relaxed and francophone environment, for  the Printemps des Poètes 2024.

Our Café Littéraire spécial Poésie will  take place on-site at our premises (G10 room) on Wednesday 27th of March.

The book selected in March is Appartenir, de Anna Ayanoglou

Anna Ayanoglou is a French poet born in 1985 who lives in Brussels. For many years she taught French as a foreign language - with joy and fantasy - in Lithuania, Estonia and Belgium. Her third collection, Appartenir, is like a novel. Anna tells the story of herself and her family, from her travels in Greece (her father's country) to her life in Paris, from her torments as a young student to her trials as an adult. Appartenir is both a story of learning and a sometimes brutal, often tender, exploration of human relationships.

Anna Ayanoglou is one of the leading voices in contemporary poetry. Her previous collections have won prestigious prizes.

"Dans Paris


En ce temps-là les samedis soir

avec l’amie, on allait

— quoi ? vrai comme on peut

baigner dans sa virginité après

l’avoir perdue — au café le samedi soir

— pas dans les bars, trop sexué

trop de paraître — on allait

voir, parler — beaucoup, boire des bières

souvent pipi — autour, sans fin

le mouvement, aucune accroche

Parfois un serveur nous impressionnait

— âmes très vierges ballottées

chacune pour l’autre, en ce temps-là

on était l’huître et le rocher."

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You can buy the novel ( price is £13) at the Alliance Française - language office.

Level B1 minimum is recommended

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