Book reading and signing with local author Carolyn Porter

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02/15/2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul


Join Alliance Français in hosting local author Carolyn Porter for a book reading and signing of her latest work, Marcel’s letters.

The author will read select passages, speak about her work, and answer questions from the audience in English.

You can purchase copies of her book HERE or at your local bookstore

For more information click HERE

$5 Admission

Refreshments include: French wines and cheeses along with baguettes.

Please RSVP HERE or call us at 612 332 0436

About:

Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across some old letters and was immediately drawn to the beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed they had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to France during the middle of World War II.

As Carolyn grappled with designing the font, she decided to have one of Marcel’s letters translated. Reading words of love combined with testimony of survival inside a German labor camp transformed Carolyn’s curiosity into an obsession, and she sought to find out why the letter writer, Marcel Heuzé, had been in Berlin, how his letters came to be for sale in a store halfway around the world, and, most importantly, whether he returned to his beloved wife and daughters after the war.

Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn’s increasingly desperate search to find answers to the mystery of one man’s fate, answers that would come from Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she would continue to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel Script font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited years to be reunited with his family.


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