Alliance Française de Manille with the participation of the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of France presents:
Le Printemps des Poètes 2010 – The Spring of Poets 2010
Alliance Française de Manille
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:00PM
A night of Poetry at Alliance Française
AFM is delighted to invite you once again to come and celebrate poetry with us on the theme:
Couleur Femme… Color of women
Following the success of last year’s Printemps des poètes, the public is once again invited to come and join in celebrating poetry, with fellow poetry lovers and Francophiles. The theme for this year is “Couleur femme” (“Color of woman”).
We can say dispassionately that in poetry as well as in other artistic fields, women have been confined to subordinate roles as muse, confidant and sympathizer. A lot can be said about the derogatory connotations of the word “poetess.” Whether or not “women’s poetry” exists is not an issue here. Instead, the aim of the project is to illuminate the contribution of women poets throughout history and their remarkable presence in contemporary writing. This could also be the occasion to consider the representations of women in the poetic imagination far beyond the stereotypes of celebratory romance.
The annual French poetry festival “Printemps des poètes” (“Spring of Poets”) will be held at the Alliance Française de Manille at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. (209 Nicanor Garcia St., Makati City).