MEETINGS WITH AUTHORS
All year long, our staff works with teachers to carry out specific projects related to crime fiction or to organise meetings with authors in schools. In 2012 pupils and students from involved schools have had the opportunity to discuss with authors Sylvie Deshors, Romain Slocombe and Craig Johnson.
In connection with Quais du polar festival, writing contests are organised for primary and secondary schools. For more information, see the Short story contest heading.
THE GREAT ‘SUSPENSE DICTATION’: READING, WRITING and DISCUSSING CRIME FICTION
This year, Quais du Polar will actively support the ANLCI (French national agency against illiteracy) and will be mobilised to improve access to reading for all through the organisation of a great ‘suspense dictation’ aimed at primary and secondary schools on Friday, March 29th 2013. Schools from ZEP (Priority Education Zones) will be the main target of this action.
The text will be inspired from Daniel Picouly’s works and read by the author, who will meet the candidates after the dictation.
The participating schools will receive special attention from our staff and will have the opportunity to meet the professionals of the book industry (publishers and booksellers) in the book fair area of the festival.