BIBLIOTOPIA is the title of a new, first edition weekend of literature from around the world which will take place at The Jan Michalski Foundation from Friday 4th May to Sunday 6th May 2018. The foundation is situated at the foot of the Jura mountains at Montricher.
The event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Photo above – The foundation building at Montricher – shuttle buses will be in operation from Apples station (near Morges)
This first edition of the festival looks at literature “Beyond Borders”, with a programme of readings, debates, interviews, with interludes of music and film.
The library inside the Jan Michalski foundation.
The invited writers are the following Tahmima Anam, Tahar Ben Jelloun, György Dragomán, Petina Gappah, Xiaolu Guo, Yasmina Khadra, Gazmend Kapllani, Cécile Ladjali, Linda Lê, Katja Petrowskaja, Vladimir Vertlib and music from the singer Noa. Bios of writers here.
“Beyond Borders”, will explore the issues of displacement, both by choice and necessity and of geographical uprooting, whether emotional, linguistic or intellectual.
How are identities, both personal and political, transformed and shaped by exile? Is literature stateless and transnational? Is language our haven or our memory? What kind of international encounters are negotiated through fiction? How does migrant literature reinvent and question societies?