Festilitt

2nd hand book sale  

We have created a wonderful photo exhibition of the 17 women who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This will be open all over the weekend, so come and discover these remarkable women and their writing.  

Festilitt is an anglo-French literary festival that takes place in the hilltop village of Parisot, in the Tarn & Garonne.  It attracts a fantastic calibre of well-known and debut authors and all events are entirely free of charge. Not surprisingly, this year's event will be a little different.  Sessions with English-based authors will take place via Zoom, but there are still events in the village which will respect all current regulations on Covid-prevention.  

Copyright Festilitt 2020

Sunday 18 October 17h30  

Evie Wyld: The Bass Rock

A haunting, modern gothic tale exploring the lives of three women: Sarah, hunted as a witch in the 1700s, Ruth, married in the aftermath of WWII and Viv, in current times, mourning the death of her father.  Their fates are linked, both to each other and to this place, the Bass Rock, off the Scottish coast.  



the Parisot literary festival


Our popular 2nd-hand book sale will go ahead in the Mairie, but this year we will only have fiction on sale.  

Opening times: 

Saturday 10h30 - 12h00 & 14h30 - 17h00 

Sunday 11h00 - 12h00 & 14h30 - 17h00 



16, 17 & 18 October 2020


Friday 16 October 18h00  

Horatio Clare: Something of his art: walking to Lubeck with J.S.Bach

In the winter of 1705 the young J.S Bach set off on foot to Lubeck to visit the composer Dieterich Buxtehude.  300 years later Horatio Clare follows in Bach's footsteps and recreates the journey. 

Nobel laureates Exhibition 

Saturday 17 October 18h15  

Tessa Hadley: Late in the Day

​A sudden death shakes loose four intertwined lives.  Tessa Hadley's novel measures distances between what the world sees and uncomfortable truths hidden in the shadows.  A thoughtful examination of the different types of attachments we form and how our relationships change as we age.  

Saturday 17 October 17h00

Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice. ......

A dazzling debut telling the story of Adunni, a 14-year old Nigerian girl sold into domestic slavery, whose dream is to finish school and find her voice and her place in a society where her gender and her poverty mean the odds are stacked against her. 

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