Festival Ecrivains du Monde

Columbia University and Bibliothèque nationale de France

20 September 2013 | 17:00 – 20:00

Location: 4, rue de Chevreuse, Paris

The Arts Arena is happy to share with you an exceptional literary event that will take place in Paris on Septbemer 20, 21, and 22 and in Lyon on September 23 and 24 under the auspices of Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the inaugural Festival des Ecrivains du Monde. Organized by Paul LeClerc, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Europe and Bruno Racine, President of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and under the direction of Caro Llewellyn, the Festival brings together a brilliant university and a brilliant library, New York and Paris, and for one weekend some 30 of the world’s most eminent writers, among them: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, John Banville, Richard Ford, David Grossman, Ma Jian, Amin Maalouf, Petros Markaris, Cathrine Millet, Michael Ondaatije, Salman Rushdie, Edmund White.

Festival events will offer a unique opportunity to interact with ths stellar gathering of writers of global impact on subjects from translation to exile to globalization in writing, publishing, and reading today. The settings will move from Columbia Global Center | Europe and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, to Théâtre Abbesses, Musée Eugène Delacroix, Maison de la Poésie, Institut Culturel Irlandais, the auditorium of Le Monde, and the Musée du Louvre. For a full calendar of events, venues, times and further information, please visit the Festival’s website http:://festivaldesecrivainsdumonde.fr.