Welcome on MEDiakitab blog. This program aims at sharing information and ressources dedicated to reading and writing practices, from story telling to digital form, in the Euro-Mediterranean space.

MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.



Storyteller between Lebanon and France

Jihad Darwich

Jihad Darwich © Tomasz Mysluk profil.studio@interia.pl


Teacher, journalist, cultural animator, writer, art director and especially storyteller, Jihad Darwishe keeps communicating with malice his taste of words, of speech, of writing, in France and Lebanon. Because he spent his childhood in a village in Southern Lebanon that he acquired this momentum, inspired by the [...]


Geographer, author, multimedia and cultural projects manager

Claudine Dussollier

Claudine Dussollier studied Geography. She has had various working experiences in the field of immigration, urban, social and cultural development. In 1993, she joined the public establishment of the Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris as a program director linking artistic projects to their social and urban context. Since 1998, she directs [...]

Gilles Kraemer

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Book fair in Beyrouth – 2014 © Gilles Kraemer

Gilles Kraemer was born in Versailles in 1965. Graduated in journalism, he spent several years in the French cultural network abroad (Cairo, Ramallah, Sarajevo). He is a researcher and manages a literary journal: Riveneuve Continents. He teaches at university in France and abroad, published several [...]

Dominique TABAH

Head librarian, retiree, Paris


portrait © Dominique Tabah

Dominique Tabah initially studied philosophy before choosing to work in libraries. Working as a head librarian, she has directed public libraries in the suburbs of Paris in disadvantage areas with high immigrant populations: Sartrouville, Bobigny. She then joined the directory staff of the Bibliothèque Public d’Information in Pompidou Center, in [...]

Françoise DANSET

Head librarian, retiree

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After studying history, Françoise Danset, devoted her entire working life in promoting public reading. She has held management positions in : Méjanes library in Aix-en-Provence, « Cergy Pontoise » (New City) libraries, Val d’Oise library, Bouches du Rhône libraries, and a public reading mission in the Ministry of Culture. Simultaneously, she led several activities :

-       Teaching and professional [...]


Photo anne brésard bio

For more than 30 years, Anne Bresard have been teaching as a librarian. After 20 years of experience in Paris, she settled in Marseille in 2004 and has been working in Grande Bastide, a preparatory school located in the East end of the city.

During her career, Anne Bresard has seen the transformation of the [...]

Laetitia DERENNE


Laetitia Derenne graduated from IEP de Grenoble, and specialized in social policies. She is interested in knowledge transmission from paper and digital media. After working two years in the youth and children departments of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, she has been collaborating in MEDiaKitab project, through publishing and project assistance. At her level, she whishes to participate [...]


Artistic director of La Marelle

Pascal Jourdana St-Nazaire © Sophie Bassouls

Pascal Jourdana is the artistic director of La Marelle, which is a place of writing residencies and literary programming in La Friche de la Belle de Mai. La Marelle work with the writers on artists’ retreats. They implement together production and dissemination of publishing projects, in France and abroad.

He has also been working as [...]

Catherine SABRY

Manager/ Bokra Sawa association

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Catherine Sabri grew up and lived in Egypt, where she lived until she was 29 years old. Since the beginning, she worked with communication and cultural mediation, particularly in Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines that depends on CNRS. In 2006-2007, she launched  a web cartoon project with children from Arles and Alexandria : Mare Nostrum. The collaborative project [...]

Gilles Eboli

Gilles Ebolli is an archivist and paleographer who manages Lyon’s libraries.

After managing the BDP of la Moselle, he assisted Dijon’s manager, and then was charged of a mission in the Carré d’Art of Nîmes and managed « La Cité du Livres » in Aix-en-Provence. Then he managed « l’Alcazar », the Marseille network libraries untill December [...]