About Alain Borer

Né à Luxeuil en 1949, Alain Borer est considéré comme l’un des meilleurs spécialistes de Rimbaud. Professeur à l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Tours jusqu’en 2014 et depuis 2005 professeur de littérature française a l’USC, University of Southern California de Los Angeles, il est également poète (Pour l’amour du ciel, CD Radio France), romancier (Koba, Seuil, Prix Kessel), dramaturge (Icare & I don’t, Seuil, 2007, Prix Apollinaire), critique d’art (Villeglé l’anarchiviste, Gallimard 2019, Durer, Beuys, l’atelier contemporain, 2021), essayiste (De quel amour blessée, réflexions sur la langue française, Gallimard, 2014, Prix Mauriac et Grand Prix de l’Académie Française), et écrivain voyageur (Le ciel & la carte, carnet de voyage dans les mers du Sud à bord de la Boudeuse, Seuil, 2010, lauréat de 7 prix littéraires).

En 2005, il a reçu le prix Edouard Glissant pour l’ensemble de son œuvre.

About Oana Lauric

Oana Lauric is an American artist born in Bucharest Romania, where she got her Fine Arts Baccalaureate and started to study architecture. She then received her Architect degree in Paris France, which was her home for a decade. Oana worked as an architect for several years In France and then USA, before becoming a full-time professional artist painter. Today, her art studio is in Boston MA, in the Fenway Studios building.

While in Paris, she had become acquainted with Arthur Rimbaud’s surrealist poetry full of color, movement and symbols. When introduced to his unique and little-known life story, her interest turned into fascination. Deep, multidimensional, insolent and abundantly colorful, Rimbaud’s poetry and his mysteriously overlapping life story became Oana’s current obsession. There is for sure a self-identifying element to be found along this poet’s path, for her and all those on a life quest.

Over time, she focused more and more on the inner-universe explorations and its diverse re-shaping paths. A collaboration emerged with other experts in the French poet’s oeuvre, united by their love of art. In this context, Oana’s current goal is to create a coherent visual translation, an artist’s own reformulation of the alchemic amalgam born of colluding the verse and the life of Arthur Rimbaud, L’Homme aux Semelles de Vent.

Lauric is a Member of Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA.
Her work was extensively featured in American Art Collector Magazine, World Art News, L’Art du Milieu (Quasart magazine), Words & Images, Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, Inner Tapestry etc.

About Victorien Coquery

Normalien, agrégé de lettres classiques, Victorien Coquery transmet sa passion de la littérature et du patrimoine culturel francophone aux élèves du Lycée International de Boston depuis 2018. Il anime également un café philosophique mensuel en français ainsi que des ateliers musicaux autour de la guitare et de l'accordéon.

Upcoming Events


The impressionist revolutions

In person Master Class: French Culture and History

From Apr 4, 2023 To Apr 25, 2023 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Master class on Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne and Auguste Renoir: four sessions and one Museum of Fine Arts visit to better understand the French impressionists.

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Musiciennes de légende by Marina Chiche

Author talk and book signing

Friday, April 7, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome award-winning French violinist and author Marina Chiche. Marina will tell us more about her work on making classical music accessible to the widest audience possible and highlighting exceptional women performers forgotten by history because of their gender.

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Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Don’t you wish you could take a bite of a “just out of the oven” real French croissant, beurré à souhait and dip it in your morning coffee? Make your dream come true by rolling up your sleeves and join to Sonia to learn how to make delicious French croissants.

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