18, 19 & 20 October 2019
Copyright Festilitt 2019
Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.
More info coming soon
Phyllida Shaw was left Morris Meredith Williams’ sketchbooks and letters by his second wife, her great aunt Grace, in the hope that "one day, she would do something with them”.
There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop
An Artist's War
Saturday 19 October
14h30 Salle des fetes
the Parisot literary festival
Priority reservations for Festilitt friends
Friday 19th Oct 19h00
Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.
Having worked for thirty years as a researcher, writer and consultant for clients in the cultural and voluntary sectors in the British Isles and as a freelance journalist, she finally allowed herself the time to research and write An Artist’s War. The art and letters of Morris & Alice Meredith Williams. It took five years and was published by the History Press in 2017. Audiences for her talks on this book have consistently asked for more information about its co-star, Alice Meredith Williams, who was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1928. In response, Phyllida has recently published Undaunted Spirit. The art and craft of Gertrude Alice Meredith Williams. Phyllida has a degree in European Studies from Lancaster University (1981) and spent a year as a language assistante at a school in Nyons (Drôme).
Both books involved research visits to France and she continues to cross the Channel at every opportunity, but regrets that her French language skills are now rusty.