SOFITEL DUBAI JUMEIRAH BEACH TO HOST LITERARY ESCAPES WITH PATRICK DE CAROLIS
French TV personality set to make his UAE journey come alive through literature
03 January 2016, Dubai, UAE: Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is set to host popular French author and TV journalist, Patrick de Carolis, as part of the 'Literary Escapes' inspirational experience. De Carolis will present an exclusive reading of his book, Refuge pour temps d’orage (Retreat for Storm Season), on Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 7pm, in the award-winning restaurant Plantation.
Literary Escapes is a global Sofitel initiative designed to create a unique link between travel and literature. As part of the concept, writers are invited to discover a hotel of their choice and create a short story during their stay, inspired by the hotel, destination, people encountered and local events. The writer has complete freedom to choose the subject matter and also takes part in events arranged by the hotel, such as readings, discussions and debates.
Patrick de Carolis is an influential and passionate French TV journalist and writer, well-known for his TV programme “Des Racines et des ailes”, as well as past CEO of French media group, France Télévisions. He has also written another two successful books; a historical fiction, Les demoiselles de Provence (The Ladies of Provence), and Conversation with Bernadette Chirac, a biography of the wife of former French President, Jacques Chirac.
The reading, known as Cafés Littéraires, will take place in Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach’s Plantation Restaurant & Terrace, on Wednesday 13 January at 7pm, where Patrick de Carolis will present his book, Refuge pour temps d’orage, a poetry collection. The evening will be followed by an elegant cocktail reception, a further opportunity for guests to interact with Patrick de Carolis.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach’s General Manager, Antoine M. Lhuguenot, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting a Literary Escape with such a renowned author and TV personality as Patrick de Carolis. We strive to create memorable experiences for each of our guests and starting the New Year with such an exclusive event is very exciting.”
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