My french book fest

November 3-5  •  Alliance Française (1519 Jackson Ave.)

My French Book Fest invites you to discover children's French literature and to meet authors from November 3 to 5 at the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans. This event is for everyone, from ages 3 to 99 years old.
November 3 & 4 — 4:00 to 6:30 pm
November 5 — 1:00 to 6:30 pm

Volunteer to help run the show!


French Book Fair in partnership with the
Garden District Book Shop

Purchase French books and have them autographed by the children's authors present

Throughout the festival– Backyard of the Alliance Francaise

Performance of the Story «
The Wolf in underpants”/
Le Loup en Slip by Wilfrid Lupano

A bilingual performance by Amélia Parenteau for children and parents
Follow the wolf and his adventures in a forest that resembles our society

Friday, November 4, at 5:30pm – Backyard de l’Alliance Francaise
Saturday, November 5, at 5:30pm – Backyard de l’Alliance Française


Virtual reality experiences— Art can also tell us stories!

Discover France’s most famous monuments and paintings through virtual reality! 

Throughout the festival in the AFNO library 



Create your own cartoons with Éditions Animées

Create a cartoon inspired by the Fables by Jean de La Fontaine with your children!

Throughout the festival in the AFNO library 

Workshop focusing on comics of the Francophone world

A workshop with Laurence Lechat to discover the diversity of various French-speaking comic books.
For children and adults, 1h30 – free and open to all

Saturday, November 5, at 3:00pm – Alliance Française

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Storytime for children

Children can enjoy hearing their favorite French storybooks read aloud

Saturday, November 5, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm – Children’s classroom of the AFNO

Autographs from the authors present during the Festival

 Meet Francophone authors and have their books autographed

 More detailed schedule to come – Backyard of the Alliance Francaise

 Meet the authors

Barry Jean Ancelet

Barry Jean Ancelet is Professor Emeritus of Francophone Studies and Center for Louisiana Studies Research Fellow at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is part of the research team that produced the Dictionary of Louisiana French as Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities (2009). In 2016, he published Jean-le-Chasseur et ses chiens, a French story set in Louisiana, among other publications for youth.

Wilfred Lupano 

Get your copy of "Le Loup en slip" signed from 4:30 to 5:30 Saturday! 

Wilfrid Lupano is an author-screenwriter of comics for adults and French children's books. He is very popular for his series "Les Vieux Fourneaux", with illustrator, Paul Cauuet. A story that mixes humor, tenderness, nostalgia, social issues (work, ecology, politics,) and a certain vision of the current world. In 2019, he continued the adventures of "Loup en Slip" with Mayana Itoïz, a series for children, derived from the universe of "Vieux Fourneaux", the first volume of which was published in 2016. Strong and glaringly topical social themes, dear to the author, are approached from a child's perspective.

This festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of the French Institute of the United States / Villa Albertine and in collaboration with the Villa Albertine in New Orleans.

In partnership with New Orleans French Immersion Schools, the Alliance Française will host field trips on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4.

My French Book Fest is part of a 2022-2023 children's literature season, an initiative of the Consulate General of France in Louisiana / Villa Albertine. This season provides other highlights, such as professional development for local French teachers, writing competitions open to schools, and the creation of educational material available to French teachers in Louisiana.



Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm


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