Festival of Contemporary Literature

Every year the Bibliothèque publique d'information hosts the festival of contemporary literature(festival de littérature contemporaine),that is now in its third edition.Today the festival is well established on the agenda of the public and the purpose of the festival is to stimulate conversations on present day issues such as diplomacy, racism,discrimination,conflicts and social inequalities.

 

Exploring the process of literary production

To attain these objectives,the festival invites writers,activists and journalists to moderate their seminars and to explore the process of literary production by using workshops and book signing events.Nina Bouraoui,the teenager that television viewers saw for the first time,as a guest of Patrick Poivre d'Arvor in his Ex-Libiris show many years ago will be opening the festival on the 24th of February 2022,followed by Antoine Wauters,the poet and two musicians.

In the company of public intellectuals

Eric Vuillard,the 2017 Goncourt prize winner and the author of Une sortie honorable will moderate the session on Writing Historical novel.Joelle Sambi, the author of Caillasses will take questions from the public on what the organisers of the festival described as radical literary production.And on the 28th of February 2022, with Morgane Saysana as the interpreter,Bernadine Evaristo,the British writer and The Newstatesman regular contributor, whose novels are prominently displayed on the tables of many Parisian bookshops and libraries will face the public on Confess a love that is forbidden or Avouer l'amour interdit.

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