Now a significant date in Dublin's annual literary calendar, The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is preparing for its fourteenth edition continuing the tradition that led to Dublin's nomination as a UNESCO City of Literature.

The Festival is organised by the Alliance Française Dublin and the Cultural and Scientific Service of the French Embassy.

This year the festival promises to be very special due to The Gathering Ireland and the Irish Presidency of the EU. The festival opens its doors to writers from several countries across Europe. Our aim is to celebrate European cultural connections with Ireland, to encourage the discovery of Irish and other European literature and to promote the rich variety of languages through readings in Irish, English, French and German. We will also welcome Belgian, Czech and Romanian writers.

These writers are chosen in close co-operation with our Irish partners, together with the other members of our panel representing the Irish universities and the Press.

The theme of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2013 is Love and Hurt - L'amour, la blessure - Grá agus Gortú.

Throughout the three days, four round-table discussions:
- Searching for love
- Love and hurt
- Heartache
- Starting anew

We look forward to seeing you!

All events open to the public - Admission free
Simultaneous interpretation provided
Websites: and (programme online)