The closing day of the World Writers' Weekend 2017 took place at the VIP lounge at La Vallée Village with a series of intimate discussions with Moroccan writers.
World Writers' Festival
This year, the World Writers’ Weekend will showcase and promote the vibrancy of African and Caribbean writing in the European context.
Chinese-American author Yiyun Li’s conversation with Sylvain Bourmeau on Day Two of the World Writers' Festival 2015 focused on her choice to write in English rather than Chinese, her mother tongue, and how this choice has informed her vision of America and China.
Booker-prize winning novelist AS Byatt spoke at the Ecole normale supérieure with a fascinating discussion with Le Monde’s Raphaelle Rérolle on creative inspiration, the nature of narrative, and the central role played by language, color and the senses in her writing process.
Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger opened the World Writers' Festival at a reception attended by more than 200 people at Reid Hall in Paris, home of Columbia Global Centers | Europe.
Author Ishmael Beah spoke with French students at Columbia Global Centers | Paris to share some of his experiences as a boy in the war in Sierra Leone. Beah, who also answered questions from the students, appeared as part of the World Writers’ Festival that opens today. The festival is hosted at the Paris Center and various locations around the city and is co-sponsored by Columbia University and Bibliothèque nationale de France.