Summer date for France's first major children's literature festival

Summer date for France's first major children's literature festival

French culture minister Fleur Pellerin has said that France will stage its first major children’s and young adult literature festival in July next year.

The event will take place between the 15th and 31st July and be organized in partnership with national networks of facilities open to this age group, such as leisure centres, campsites and holiday clubs.

The aim is to take books to young people rather than the reverse in order to promote reading for pleasure and the place of books among their cultural pursuits, the ministry said in a statement. Pellerin’s predecessor Aurélie Filippetti fi...

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