“Poetry will save the world

we read from the riverbanks during the previous edition of Poésie en Ville. So we don’t know if it will save the world, but in these times of coronavirus, we want to believe that the Bains des Pâquis can be a place of resistance, a place of thought, a place of re-invention.

Les Bains offers readings by living writers two or three times a month, on Saturdays from 11:00 to 11:30 am.

They also organize the biennial Poésie en Ville event.

Programming: Iris Mizrahi and Philippe Constantin

Fall 23 / Spring 24 program

  • September 23 Philippe Constantin and Francesco Bartoletti

  • September 30 Heike Fiedler

  • October 14: Salomé Kiner

  • October 19 at 6 p.m.: Jean-Luc Fornelli

  • October 28: Jacques Probst and Leyla Trazber, Margot Malya

  • November 5: Pierre Assouline

  • November 11: Blaise and Xavier Oberson

  • November 25: Daniel Vuataz

  • December 2: Regina Joye

  • December 5 at 6 p.m.: Poetic jam

  • December 16: Carte blanche at Editions des sables
  • January 13: Sophie Dora Swan

  • January 20: Eliane Vernay

  • February 3: Carte blanche at l’Ours Blanc, Marina Skalova

  • February 17: Céline S. Henry

  • March 2: Nathalie Piegay

  • March 16: Pauline Desnuelles

  • March 30: Muriel Augry-Merlino

  • April 20: Festival Histoire et Cité (theme, in the street): The square that didn’t exist

  • April 27: Iris Mizrahi

    And a few other unexpected reads…