French School
of Singapore

Press and Francophonie days

18 March - 29 March 2019

Press and Francophonie days
From 18th to 29th March 2019

To attend the conferences, please register: HERE 

A personal identification document will be required at the entrance


Presentation :

The school has taken up the challenge of effectively inscribing the materiality and history of the French presence in a region where culture is subject to intense competition between instigating places. For this year as well, leading French-speaking figures will join classes for writing and illustration workshops, or exchanges of ideas.

We will notably welcome, Christiane Taubira, Attorney General, Minister of Justice (2012-2016), Honorary Member of Parliament and author of Whispers to youth (Murmures à la jeunesse), and of Slavery explained to my daughter (L’esclavage expliqué à ma fille), which calls for finding in culture and beauty the reasons to defend the values of our society.

Founder and emblematic director of Libération, Serge July will share his experience as a great witness in the history of media. He will exchange with students on the aspects of this profession, from its origins to the Internet networks, with the ambition to create places of journalistic integrity in our societies that have been converted to seeing communication as shows. 

The illustrator authors Antoine Guilloppe and Yi Wang, the journalist Sophie Greuil, will be present in class with the youngest children around writing and illustration workshops. Writer and academic Nadine Laporte, winner of the Femina Prize for the first novel for Cent vues de Shanghai (Gallimard), will lead writing workshops and address literary issues. During a special evening, she will present her latest book dedicated to the Swiss writer Nicolas Bouvier, whose travel stories reveal the shape that our lives take. 

Thus, the promotion of French knowledge and French debates of ideas occupies a central place in the actions that are carried out and accompanied by a strong reflection of this major asset that intellectual exchanges represent.

Many thanks to the teaching teams for volunteering to welcome the various speakers in their classes, to the educational management team for its support, and finally to the members of the Executive Committee without whom this event could not be taking place.

I wish everybody a great time for the Press and Francophonie Days at the French School.

Sébastien Bonnemason-Richard
Culture Referent, in charge of the Press and Francophony Days