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Wednesday 10  July at 6 p.m.-

Reading in the Mediatheque in Rieux-Minervois

Jean-Gabriel COSCULLUELA, poet writer

Jean-Gabriel  COSCULLUELA, was born in Rieux-Minervois in 1951, his family was originally fromAragon, in the Spanish Pyrenees. He went on to live in Montpellier and the Cevennes ; he now lives in Haute-Ardèche. A teacher, then a librarian, a writer, a translator (from Spanish), and an editor,  published by Jacques Brémond and Atelier des Grames. Art criticism, articles in numerous magazines, both in France and abroad, and on the internet. His work has been translated into Spanish, English, Italian and Corsican. He has been giving public readings for the last forty years.

He has worked with numerous artists : Jean Anguera, Jean-Gilles Badaire, Georges Badin, Janos Ber, José Manuel Broto, Guy Calamusa, Michèle Clancy, Anne Deguelle, Roger Dérieux, Michel Duport, Jean-Louis Fauthoux, Joël Frémiot, Liliane Giraudon, Francis Helgorsky, Christian Jaccard, Martine Lafon, Joël Leick, Catherine Liégeois, Robert Lobet, Jean-Luc Meyssonnier, Gaëtano Persechini, Serge Plagnol, Fabrice Rebeyrolle, Jacqueline Salmon, Anne Slacik, Christian Sorg, Gérard Truilhé, Anik Vinay…..

From L’Affouillé in 1980 until Encore in 2011, there have been more than thirty books from various publishers : A Demeure, L’Amourier, à Passage, L’Art et la Manière, Atelier des Grames, Atelier du Hanneton, J.Brémond, Le Cadretin, Le Chassel, Comp’act, Fata Morgana, Filigranes, J.P. Huguet, Mains-Soleil, La Margeride, Méridianes, La Porte, Post-Rodo, Propos2, La Sétérée, Tarabuste, Trames, Voix d’Encre, Zéro l’infini………..

His latest books published : Un mot, mendiant 2009, Rouge passé lequel 2010, Noirs dans la neige 2010, Musica callada 2010, D’un retrait 2010, Nuidité du feu, 2010, Partir, d’où, torrent  2010, Sable, sable /Arena, arena 2011, Tas 2011, L’Envers 2011, Le pays d’en haut 2011, Une conversation 2011, Encore 2012.


Contemporary language

Texts : Nuidité du papier (Editions de Rivières 2019), one by Michel Butor, the other by JG Cosculluela, with paintings by Anne Slacik.

Terre d’ombre (Editions Voix d’Encre 2001), written after the death of his father, known by many people in Rieux, with monotypes by Anne Slacik.

S’amuïr (Editions La Passe du Vent 2019), on Paul Celan, with engravings by Gisèle Celan-Lestrange.

Saturday 11  July at 5 p.m.in the château

Contemporary language in painting, poetry and music

Reading – Concert – Painting ( and opening night of the exhibition).

with Anne SLACIK, painter, and Florentin GINOT, double bass


 D’où, la lumière, eight unpublished works dedicated to Anne Slacik

The catalogue of Anne Slacik’s exhibition “Au Manoir des Livres”

 Michel Butor in Lucinges in 2020 (Lucinges is a village near the Swiss border where Michel lived and worked.