4th Congress of Caribbean Writers to Honor Maryse Condé and Daniel Maximin


The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Writers is organizing the 4th Congress of Caribbean Writers, from April 15 to 18, 2015, at the Creole Beach Hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe. The theme this year is “Travel, migration, Diasporas in Caribbean literatures.” The guest of honour will be novelist and poet Daniel Maximin. The conference includes a tribute to fellow Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé on April 16.

Close to fifty participants from throughout the Meso-American sphere, including 21 Caribbean islands and territories on the American continent, will come together for this encounter, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, to discuss themes relating to travel, migration and Diasporas. These themes make up the foundation stone of our regional literature.

This biennial event, is now, more than ever, a symbol of the mixing of languages and cultures, welcoming writers from Antigua, Barbados, Colombia Cuba, Guyana, French Guiana,  Haiti, Martinique, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and, of course, Guadeloupe.  They will present and discuss matters pertaining to their capacity to combine reality, symbolism and the imaginative world.

Throughout the Congress, the writers will be meeting with high school and university students in Pointe a Pitre, Basse Terre and on the Saint Claude University campus. At the end of these sessions, readings by the authors themselves and book signings will be organised. Exchanges with the wider public on their literary experiences have also been programmed.

For full program, see link: http://www.caribdirect.com/4th-edition-of-the-congress-of-caribbean-writers-literary-news/

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