Come on, children! French Book Festival combines virtual reality, art, comics and authors | Entertainment/Life

“My French Book Fest” brings together authors, young and old for a celebration of French-language literature for children.

The three-day event, Nov. 3-5, will take place at Alliance Française, 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, and will feature plenty of events.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of France, the Villa Albertine in New Orleans and the alliance, the festival is also a partnership with Garden District Book Shop, which will organize a French book fair with the presence of several authors.

Events will include a story hour by Cajun authority of Louisiana, Dr. Barry Ancelet of the ULL, a workshop on French comics, a chance to create cartoons with “Éditions Animées”, virtual reality experiences and a performance of author Wilfrid Lupano’s story “Le Loup en Slip” by Amélia Parenteau.

In partnership with New Orleans French Immersion Schools, field trips will take place Thursday and Friday.

The festival is part of a children’s literature season, an initiative of the Consulate General which offers professional development for French teachers, writing competitions and teaching materials.

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Angela C. Hale