Atlantide, Les Mots du Monde à Nantes
March 2-5, 2023

Co-produced by La Cité Nantes Congress Centre and Le Lieu Unique, Nantes national stage

Since it was founded in 2013, the annual Atlantide, Les Mots du Monde à Nantes, Festival des littératures, gathers around fifty international and French writers. During four days, the authors and artists share the words of the world and address major societal issues. There is literary material for everyone’s taste, texts and drawings, and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in big literature works and discover new talents.

“I consider unusual encounters, places, trips, authors and writing as a means to fertilize a humanism where the imagination would be as colorful as the rainbow and push us to question ourselves. “
— Alain Mabanckou, Le monde est mon langage

March 2-5, 2023
At Lieu Unique and in the city

Under the artistic direction of Alain Mabanckou, the tenth edition of Atlantide, Les Mots du Monde à Nantes will carry the words of commitment, freedom, and openness to others aloud. Oral poetry, fiction or essay, tale, or graphic novel: during four days, all literatures will create real sharing areas in the City of Nantes where literary and societal debates will flourish.