The Villa Gillet

From september to april, the Villa Gillet welcomes in Lyon fiction and non-fiction writers, artists and scholars from over the world to ponder issues relevant to our ever shiflting world. Whether an event takes place in its headquarters in the Parc de la Cerisaie, at the Institution des Chartreux, or at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, the Villa Gillet makes the work of exciting contemporary thinkers accessible to the largest audience possible. Since 2011, the Villa Gillet has built a strong partnership with the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, building a 3 public debates series each year.

The Recipients of the 2014 Franz Hessel Prize

The 2014 Franz Hessel Prize was awarded to Christine Montalbetti for Plus rien que les vagues et le vent (P.O.L, 2014) and Esther Kinsky for Am Fluß (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2014). 


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Meeting with Emmanuelle Bamayack-Tam, Loïc Merle and Jean-Noël Orengo Disorder. A discussion about chaos, and reality

In collaboration with éditions Actes Sud, Grasset and P.O.L. In partnership with Vivement Dimanche bookstore.


Presented by : Stéphane Duchêne / Le Petit Bulletin

Abandoned,...
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When politics attempts to seduce

This debate is in relation with  "Discours à la nation" (Written and staged by Ascanio Celestini) at the Théâtre de la croix-Rousse from April 8th to 11th 2015.


With : Roselyne Bachelot, Christian Delporte,...
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"Quand la politique veut séduire" : découvrez les textes des invités

Lisez et téléchargez les textes des invités du débat "Quand la politique veut séduire" vendredi 6 mars au Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse.


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Limit states: testing the body

With : Bertrand Hell, Steven Laureys et Jean-Louis Étienne.

Presented by : Jean-Marie Durand / Les Inrocks


Trance, mystical experience, altered consciousness, coma, or physical performances pushed to the extreme: there are many experiences that stretch the...
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"Quand l'art manifeste" : découvrez les textes de Marin Karmitz, Arnaud Meunier et Boualem Sansal.

Lisez et téléchargez les textes des invités du débat "Quand l'art manifeste" mercredi 28 janvier au Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse.


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