short stories, tales, essays, novels...
a publishing house member of the French Publishers Association (SNE)
blind, visually impaired, deaf, people with reduced mobility...
writings emanate from silence
amazing talents
showcasing their literary creativity
think outside the box
unexpected perceptions of the world
see and hear differently
the loss of one sense revives the other senses
booksellers humanly involved
a space exclusively dedicated to our authors
a cross-generation project
author & illustrator advocate for a change of attitude
an international drawing competition
raising awareness about disability among the youth
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A bold concept

Renaissens publishing house offers a fresh perspective about disability by publishing and promoting the writings of blind, visually impaired and deaf authors, as well as people in wheelchairs or suffering from reduced mobility. Experiencing prejudice from birth, adulthood or more recently in life, these people often feel excluded among others, or stigmatized by society. It can lead to loss of identity and reduced self-confidence. This is where Renaissens comes in. Its strategy is to value their writing skills and offer them a real publishing adventure in becoming authors, as well as it allows writing to fulfill its therapeutic function.

This is where Renaissens comes in. Its strategy is to value their writing skills and offer them a real publishing adventure in becoming authors.
At their side, a youth representative (child, teenager or young adult) draws the cover of their book. Three to five finalists are selected as part of a drawing competition in which some Alliances Françaises abroad take part – a way to raise awareness on disability among young people while promoting the French language around the world.

In order to ensure permanent visibility within independent bookstores concerned by disabilities, Renaissens has created the concept le Cercle de la Différence (echoing the Cercle de la Librairie - their union), trademark registered with the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI). The idea is to bring independent booksellers to organize a special space to authors from Renaissens, where its entire collection is on permanent display. (voir page libraire)
We do expect a real commitment from booksellers.