The Montricher project
The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature, in Montricher, will be entirely dedicated to literature. Designed as a small city, its different buildings form an unusual ensemble : residences for writers, library, auditorium, exhibition space, dining room, lounge and the offices of the Foundation, intended for the multiple activities of the Jan Michalski Foundation.
A space for reading and working, open to everyone, the objective of the library is to reflect, through its collections, the fields of literary creation and knowledge in both its physical and electronic media.
Its collections are intended to be multicultural, multilingual and with the broadest geographical coverage. Find out more
Opening hours :
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 2-6 pm
Horst Tappe, writers’ portraits
Horst Tappe, writers’ portraits (from June 21 until September 28 2014)
Horst Tappe (1938-2005) settled down in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva in 1965 and photographed the most famous of this world, always in black and white and with his Hasselblad : actors, writers, painters, journalists, musicians and scientists. He is known worldwide for his portraits of Vladimir Nabokov and Oscar Kokoschka. In collaboration with the Horst Tappe Foundation, the Jan Michalski Foundation hosts from June 21 until September 28 an exhibition dedicated to Horst Tappe’s portraits of writers.
Opening hours : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 PM, from June 21 to September 28 2104
Entrance fee : Sfr 5,- (adults) / Sfr 3,- (students, seniors, disabled, unemployed, groups) / free under 18 and for the residents of Montricher
Free guided tours : July 6, August 9, and September 14 at 14:00. Guided tours can also be organized upon request (Sfr 120,- + entrance fee/ max. 15 participants)
Five authors are in competition for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2014 : The Taste of Ashes : The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe by Marci Shore, China’s War with Japan : The Struggle for Survival by Rana Mitter, La route du Donbass by Serhiy Jadan, Confiteor by Raume Cabré, Dispatcher : Lost and Found in Johannesburg by Mark Gevisser.
“5 minutes in the heart of the Jan Michalski Foundation”
Click on the picture below and discover “5 minutes in the heart of the Jan Michalski Foundation”, a presentation of the Foundation by Vera Michalski-Hoffmann and her team.
This blog is voluntarily timeless and will be fed according to various readings, sentiments or other inspirations. We hope that readers will be inspired to come lose themselves in the library thanks to these little routines.