Chantal Dislaire- Artiste plasticienne : peintre, sculpteur, dessinateur & auteur…

Chantal DislaireVenez à  s’atelier ‘ La symbolique des couleurs dans la vie quotidienne’

Jeudi 27 août à 14.00-15.00

Elle dit:  “De tout temps, l’arbre de vie a symbolisé l’être humain.
Vers 1810, William Blake, poète et peintre britannique, par le terme «image imaginative» faisait allusion à une certaine manière de voir, à une vision différente de celle que nous utilisons pour voir normalement.
Comme dans la nature, notre arbre prend racines dans la Terre-mère, et s’élève progressivement vers le ciel. Il unit le monde de la matière à celui plus lumineux de la conscience. De nombreux symboles évoquent cette ascension. Les peintres ont souvent tracé dans leurs peintures des escaliers ou des échelles reliant le ciel et la terre.”

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Lunch time writers network with ‘The Modigliani Girl’ author – Jacqui Lofthouse – at the Charroux Litfest 2015

Jacqui LofthouseJacqui will be hosting a lunchtime coaching session on Friday 28th August for  new, aspiring  and established writers. Bring or buy your lunch and settle down for an enjoyable and creative hour with other writers to benefit from  her  expert advice and guidance.



The Modigliani Girl

Novelist, writing coach and literary consultant, based in South West London – Jacqui began writing fiction whilst studying for her first degree in Drama and English at the University of Bristol. After graduating, she embarked on a career in radio production, enabling her to interview many authors whose ideas encouraged her to keep writing. She has published four novels. The Temple of Hymen Bluethroat Morning, ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ and most recently The bluethroat-morningModigliani Girl published in January 2015 by Blackbird Books.

Isabel Ashdown ‘Great escapes – Journeys into fiction’ a talk at the Charroux litfest 2015

flight-by-isabel-ashdown-coverWhen Wren’s numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn’t tell her husband, Rob.  Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter Phoebe goodbye, and leaves.  Two decades later, Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura.  Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life.  But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

Moving between the majestic coastline of North Cornwall and the leafy suburbs of London, Flight is a story of secrets and lies – and of the indelible traces that are left behind when someone tries to disappear.

Book for the talk by Isabel Ashdown on Friday 28 August at 11.30

‘A compulsive read … Flight has great clarity and meaning’ –newbooks magazine, 5 star review

Barry Walsh- A Londoner and a story of first love, at the Charroux litfest 2015

Barry WalshCome and meet Barry on Thursday 27th August at Charroux, when he will be talking about how he came late to writing. His first novel, The Pimlico Kid – a story of first love – was published in July 2013 by HarperCollins, for whom he is currently writing a second novel, Love Me Do. He told us he has now given up all ‘suited’ work to write full time – well, a lot of the time.

Barry was born and grew up in central London and went to school in the East End. After dropping out of university, he worked at the Mermaid Theatre where a very tolerant Lord Miles allowed him to work in publicity. Later, he left to live in Greece where he’d planned, among other things, to write a novel. He didn’t. He subsequently spent a career in corporate communications.

When not writing, Barry enjoys the theatre, reading, watching Arsenal, being in France, listening to classical music and Neil Young, as well as occasionally gazing at Audrey Hepburn’s face.

Barry est  scolarisé à Londres, où il était né. Après l’université il a travaillé au ‘Mermaid Theatre.’

Jusqu’au son depart pour la Grèce d’où il a pensé d’écrire un roman, lequl était inachevé.

ll  est donc venu tard à l’écriture. Son premier roman,The Pimlico Kid – une histoire des premières amours – était édité en juillet 2013 par HarperCollins, pour qui il écrit actuellement un deuxième roman, Love me Do.

C’est avec plaisir que nous acceuillerons Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer
Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer est l’auteure de plusieurs biographies, de beaux-livres, de livres de cuisine et de traductions de livres d’histoire. Elle a reçu le Prix Littéraire des Mouettes en l’an 2000 pour son premier ouvrage : “Femme de la Côte”. 

N’oubliez pas de réserver de bonne heure, les places remplissent!

Fête de la littérature à Charroux 27 – 29 août 2015 Booking/Les réservations

August Bank Holiday in South West France?

Come and join us in the beautiful   Charroux in the Poitou- Charentes  for a  3 day jam packed  literary festival and meet some fantastic authors. Booking now online

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Booking for the Charroux Literary Festival 2015 is now open!

27,28,29 August in the medieval town of Charroux in the Poitou-Charentes region of South West France. Take a look at the programme  and the authors and book here booking/enregistrant.

Sarah Harrison – entertainer, author and broadcaster will be at the Charroux Literary Festival

Sarah Harrison’s debut novel The Flowers of the Field, set in the Great War, was an international bestseller. Since then she has published a further two dozen successful novels in a wide variety of genres. As a broadcaster she was a long-term panellist on Radio Four’s Stop the Week wComedians editith Robert Robinson and on the book panel of Five Live’s Simon Mayo Programme. She has appeared on Question Time and Any Questions.

These days she is also an entertainer. As a stand-up she was a semi-finalist in Funny Women, and winner of Silver Stand-Up best newcomer. Three years ago she launched Pulsatillas, a revue group performing their own original material.

Her most recent novel is The Wildflower Path (Orion), third in the trilogy that began with The Flowers of the Field.