First Tunisian online audiobook festival comes with audience poll

The event is designed to highlight the practical and modern format of “mobile” reading; read anytime, anywhere.
Monday 17/05/2021
Poster of the event. (institutfrancais-tunisie.com)
Poster of the event. (institutfrancais-tunisie.com)

TUNIS - Tunisia’s new Online Audiobook Festival this month includes a public vote for favourite French-language audiobooks.

Readers can choose from a shortlist of the Audiobook Grand Prix recordings. In France, since 2013, a jury of ten professionals dedicated to the future of books in all formats has awarded a “Golden Plume” Grand Prize and one prize per category.

This first Tunisian festival is being held online by the French Institute of Tunisia (IFT) in partnership with the association “La Plume de Paon” and the Alliance française de Bizerte.

The event is designed to highlight the practical and modern format of “mobile” reading; read anytime, anywhere.

The organisers want the public to be involved. Anyone can choose an excerpt, read it, record it, in less than two minutes and publish it with the hashtag #FestivalDuLivreAudio. The best recordings will be posted on the IFT Instagram account.

The public will also be able to vote for the French audio books as well as for their favourite audio books by participating in the Audience Prize for which voting will remain open until May 31.

Everyone is  invited to discover the selection of audio books in “La Plume de Paon” and to choose the winner, in each of the two categories: adult and youth from Culturthèque, the digital library of the network of media libraries of the IFT and the Alliances Françaises.

The IFT is  broadcasting a selection of audiobooks throughout the week, every evening at 8 pm from May 17 to 23. It will culminate with the award of the Public Prize for French Audiobooks.

Tunisia is scheduled host at the end of the year the Eighteenth summit conference of French speaking countries.