Nuits de la lecture, Reading marathon of Homer's Odyssey (FULL)

Friday 21 January 2022

6:00pm - 11:59pm

Amphi d'honneur

14 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6


The event is fully booked, only those who have been able to book will be able to access the amphitheatre
Please note that there might be a bit of a wait in the early evening. So don't hesitate to come later if you wish, during the 6 hours of the marathon.

Under the impetus of Marie-Madeleine Rigopoulos, artistic director of the Paris Book Festival 2022 and Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, writer and journalist, the National Book Center, in partnership with the Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Hellenic Cultural Center, offers a marathon of readings aloud of Homer's Odyssey* by a host of writers and actors.

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Mathias Malzieu, Abd Al Malik, Olivia Ruiz, Marie Modiano, Maylis de Kerangal, Clotilde Courau, Karine Tuil, Jean-Christophe Rufin... as well as the sponsors of the event Francois-Henri Désérable and Maria Pourchet, will put into voice the famous text of Homer.

In order to give you the best welcome, we kindly ask you to register



Within the framework of the Nuits de la lecture

A 6th edition with the theme: "Let's love again! Let's love again!"
The next Reading Nights, organized for the first time by the National Book Center (CNL) on the proposal of the Ministry of Culture.

These Reading Nights are more necessary than ever to conquer new readers and reaffirm, for all, the essential place of books and reading in our lives, as the President of the Republic wished by declaring reading "a great national cause".

From Thursday, January 20 to Sunday, January 23, 2022, the public will be invited to gather at thousands of physical and digital events, around the theme of love, which embraces the injunction of Victor Hugo: "Let's love always! Let's love again!

Libraries, media libraries, bookstores, but also museums, theaters, schools and universities, prisons and medical-social structures, the network of French cultural institutions and French bookstores abroad, will be invited to honor, during four evenings, the pleasure of reading and sharing love of books and books about love!


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Admission on reservation
According to the regulation in force since July 21st, you will be asked for a health pass or a proof of negative RT-PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old at the time of the control. Wearing a mask is mandatory.