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“That Albert Camus and Maria Casarès wrote magnificent letters to each other is very good. But the important thing is that the public understands that anyone can do it. Writing letters is an art accessible to everyone. ” It is from her little house located in the heart of Mase that Manuella Maury explains the philosophy of Lettres de Soil, the correspondence festival that she founded in 2017. Since then, each autumn, the Valais village becomes a meeting place. lovers of paper, envelopes and words. Very quickly, visitors responded in a proportion that exceeded all forecasts: nearly 4,000 people over three days in 2019 attended readings, conferences, visited exhibitions and especially wrote letters, on tables placed in a corner of the garden, on a balcony, in the shade of a square.

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