Celebrating International Francophonie Day

The Embassies of Canada, France, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Morocco and Switzerland, the Wallonie Bruxelles International, the French Institute in Croatia and the Croatian PEN Center announce a joint celebration of the International Francophonie Day on Wednesday, March 20, at 5 PM , at the French Institute in Croatia (Preradovićeva 5 , Zagreb).

This year, the celebration honors contemporary French-poetry with a program open to a wide audience:

  • at 5 PM there will be held a poetry performance of Belgian poet Laurence Vielle, with the possibility of public participation during which will the French words that exist in the Croatian language will be emphasized,
  • at 5:30 PM, the Ambassadors of the Franco-speaking countries will read the song of their own choice, after which the students of the bilingual grammar school will present works from a poetry workshop led by French poet Lou Raoul,
  • at 6 PM, a round table on contemporary French poetry will gather five poets, who will participate in this years Goranovo proljeće Festival – Laurence Vielle (Belgium), Baptiste Gaillard (Switzerland), Florence Pazzottu, Lou Raoul, Jean-Pascal Dubost (France) – with moderator Vanda Mikšić.