Exhibtion & Talks

Beirut Books 2023 at the Foundation

octobre 2, 2023

The Charles Corm Foundation partners with Beirut Books 2023 to host an exhibition and talks this autumn.

We are pleased to announce a series of events taking place at the Charles Corm Foundation as part of the French Institute’s annual, and pretty wonderful, « Beirut Books » week.

On October 2nd opens an exhibition on Sindbad, the imprint of the prestigious French publishing house Actes-Sud, which specializes in translating Arabic authors into French. Sindbad is celebrating its 50th birthday and has done more to bring Arabic literature to a francophone audience than any other publishing house.

Wednesday, October 4th, we will be hosting no less than four panel discussion :

At 3 pm, Farid Chehab, ex head of Leo Burnett for the Middle East will be discussing the impact of AI on our lives on the occasion of the publication of his new book « De l’Intelligence. » He will be in conversation with Jennifer Fisher, Chawké Azouri, Wadad Wazen and Michel Zoghzoghi. Mathieu Diez, director of Beyrouth Livres will also be present.

At 4 pm, Gerogina Mallat will introduce her new novel « Beryt’s Lost Manuscript » in conversation with Ray Mouawad and Alexandre Najjar (in French).

At 5.30pm, Jocelyne Hayeck, Ramy Zein and Bertrand Fattal will invite us to re-discover the fascinating and somewhat forgotten novelist Farjallah Haïk. The discussion will be moderated by Alexandre Najjar (in French).

At 6.30, the Foundation will officially unveil its new exhibition around Sindbad. Farouk Mardam Bey, its long time director will present the exhibition along with French author Mathias Enard in a panel discussion moderated by Marie Tawk.
The exhibition is open to the public October 2- 8 and until October 22nd for schools and universities.