Events  Sharpen Your Quill for the Printemps des Poetes
05/03/201600:00 TV5MONDE

 


 
The Printemps des Poètes: when Paris rhymes with poetry. 
 
Have you ever felt in Poetic mood? Grab the chance of becoming a poet! It’s the Printemps des Poètes (Spring of the Poets) between March 5th and 16th 2016. This cultural event takes place every year in France and abroad. Get ready!
 
 
 
This year, the Printemps des Poètes takes place between March 5th and 16th 2016. This cultural event takes place every year in France and abroad. It was first launched in 1999 by the French Minister of Culture and supported by the Centre National du Livre, the Minister of National Education and the Regional Council of Ile-de-France. 

 
The aim of this event to celebrate the art of poetry in all forms, a bit like the Musical Festival (Fête de la Musique) is celebrated in June. More than 12,000 events are organized every year for this occasion, with a different theme for each year: the city, love, praising the other, laugh, women, travel, youth, the voices of poetry, arts, poetic insurrection… and this year:
“The favorite 20th Century, from Apollinaire to Bonnefoy: 100 years of poetry” 

Let's participate: 
An international contest has been launched and every student between 15 and 25 years old can participate, no matter from which country you are. Are you interested? Check the website for more information and fill in the form here
 
Then use your writing skills to create a text of 30 lines maximum. Then if you want to integrate 10 special words to your text you will get enrolled for the Special #DisMoiDixMots contest and get a chance to win a prize! 
 
You have until April 7th to drop your lines ;-) Good Luck!
 
In 2015, more than 4,000 poems have been sent from across 80 different countries, among which 350 were part of the “Special Contest Dis Moi 10 Mots”.
 
Come on and sharpen your quill! 
 
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