The role of this committee is to set up a pilot group to prepare and organize the “Rencontres des maisons d'écrivain et des patrimoines littéraires.” every two years. It also establishes a thematic programme for the coming years. In collaboration with the Publications committee, it designs the proceedings and the promotion documents for the conference.
The next"Rencontres" are prepared for November 2018 in Bourges and at the Noirlac Abbey on the topic: Writers' houses without borders.
Person in charge: Alain Lecomte.
This committee controls the edition of the newsletter (“Bulletin d’informations”) twice a year and all publications related to the Federation’s works. And also the electronic "Infolettre" every month. For the time being, it is working on the proceedings of the "Rencontres" 2012, 2014 and 2016. It alos manages the website. It is thinking about a cooperation with other European countries, particularly in order to set up a real network for European writers' houses on the web.
Person in charge :Gérard Martin.
This committee aims at promoting the relationship between writers’ houses and literary places which develop educational activities with their counterparts in the National Education service. A Guide of educational activities: directions for use, composed of a series of technical slides about the possible supports, the institutional framework and how to prepare an educational project in a writer’s house is readable on this website.
It is currently working on the new general lines issued by the Ministry of Education concerning artistic and cultural education.
Person in charge : Caroline Casseville and Caroline Touquet.
This committee is sleeping for the time being. Its aims were :
This committee was born in 2003 and received positive answers from our foreign counterparts for participating at the “Rencontres” 2004. Since then, an active cooperation is going on with Spain and Portugal. The Federation has links with several places abroad: Dr Johnson’s House in London, the Latvian Literature Centre in Riga, the Petöfi Museum in Budapest which works for the promotion of the Hungarian literary patrimony (website: http://www.emlekhazak.hu), the Literature House of Quebec which became a member in 2008. It is also member of the International Committee of Literary Museums. In 2010 it organized, in partnership with Russia, a great exhibition about French and Russian writers' houses in Moscow.
It is now looking at building a network of writers' houses in countries around the Méditerranée.
Person in charge : Jean-Claude Ragot
This committee was set up at the end of 2007. Its first mission: to pilot a study about the visitors of writers’ houses and literary places in France. This (qualitative) study about the public’s motivations was conducted in 2008 with twelve voluntary houses. The (quantitative) inquiry about the number of visitors in such places has been run at the same time. The results of both were published for the “Xth Rencontres de Bourges”.
This committee then collected information about activities proposed to the visitors (except pupils), to put them at the disposal of tourists and literary places’ managers on this site. It now works on the opportunity for the Federation to help the small writers’ houses to provide their shops through grouped orders, on means to improve the visit of the literary place, and on the French label Qualité Tourisme.
Person in charge: Hélène Oblin.
Created in 2009, to precise the position of the Federation regarding the regional networks initiated by local public authorities in France and to think about the opportunity for the Federation to create regional structures. It proposed a modification of the Federation’s statutes and a general project for regional statutes which were adopted by the special general assembly on April 23, 2010. We have 3 regional networks working today : Hauts-de-France, Centre Val de Loire and Nouvelle Aquitaine.
Persons in charge : Bernard Sinoquet, Alain Lecomte and Jean-Claude Ragot.
Last committee created in 2014, to strengthen the Federation's links with universities and students on the topic writers' houses and literature.
Person in charge: Martine Sagaert.
A committee was born in 2016 to scientifically manage the annual meeting days in different parts on France.
Members : Béatrie Labat, Patricia Sustrac and Jacqueline Ursch.
In order to reach all its aims and to meet the needs of its members, the Federation fosters cooperation between literary places and organizes study and discovery trips in the writers’ houses along with its general meeting:
Exposition "Fête de la Science" : Jules Verne et la science: tout un roman !
Exposition proposée dans le cadre de la "Fête de la Science"
Exposition Guerre aux démolisseurs ! Victor Hugo et la défense du patrimoine
Exposition à la Maison natale de Victor Hugo et au musée du Temps à Besançon
SEMAINE DE LA LANGUE FRANCAISE 2019
Dis-moi dix mots Les multiples forme de l'écrit
Exposition "Paysages de Montmorency, de Ponsin à Bloch"
La collection d’arts graphiques du musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau comporte un grand nombre de vues de Montmorency et de ses environs dont certaines n’ont jamais été exposées. Du 1er juin au 30 septembre 2018, le musée présente une partie de cette collec
La fée verte....il pleut dans mon coeur
Entre légende et réalité, la fée verte cette fameuse Absinthe, boisson des artistes et des poètes vous est présentée sous le regard du peintre Hubert Pauget
L'Idylle au Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Pierre Ardouvin, Elisabeth Ballet, Véronique Joumard, Beat Lippert, Mathieu Mercier et Amy O’Neill,
Exposition "Edmond Rostand l'illustre méconnu"
Exposition sur la vie et l'oeuvre d'Edmond Rostand dans le cadre des commémorations nationales Rostand 2018
Les généraux Dumas et Bonaparte : destins croisés
Exposition au Musée Alexandre Dumas
Edmond Rostand 1868-1918
Commémorations Rostand 2018 (150e & 100e anniversaire)
Sous l'ombre des vagues, la vie de Debussy
Exposition à l'occasion du centenaire de la mort de Claude Debussy
En 2018, les 20 ans des Amis de Jean Proal
Résidence d'auteur à Manosque... et journées 22-23/09
2019 = Cinquantenaire de la mort de Jean Proal
Commémoration avec expositions, lectures, projection de “Bagarres”...
LES 15es RENCONTRES DE BOURGES
POUR UNE EUROPE DES MAISONS D'ECRIVAIN & DES PATRIMOINES LITTERAIRES
Verhaeren - Montald : amitié, art et poésie
Exposition autour de l'amitié entre Emile Verhaeren et Constant Montald
Rochefort, l'extravagante maison de Pierre Loti cherche mécènes !
Campagne de financement participatif
Sauvons la Maison Ecole du Grand Meaulnes !
Appel aux dons !
Campagne de restaurations de Hauteville house, la Maison d'exil de Victor Hugo
Une grande de campagne de restauration de Hauteville house, la maison d’exil de Victor Hugo à Guernesey commence à partir d’octobre 2017 jusqu’en mars 2019.