HERALD TRIBUNE – Guadeloupe will host this week the 4th Congress of Caribbean Writers, where authors and poets from 21 territories are expected to take part in discussions on the diaspora, travel and migration issues.
Guadeloupe’s former director of cultural affairs, novelist Daniel Maximin, will give the inaugural address, at the April 15-18 gathering, the Association of Caribbean Writers said in a statement.
Maximin is the guest of honor for this congress, where Francophone literature will be celebrated.
Authors expected to participate include: Eduardo Lalo (Puerto Rico), Simone Schwarz-Bart (Guadeloupe), Yolanda Wood (Cuba), Andres Bansart (Venezuela), Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad and Tobago), Delia Blanco (Dominican Republic), Dominique Batraville (Haiti) and Kwame Dawes (Jamaica).
The congress is sponsored by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and attracts participants from Antigua, Barbados, Colombia, Cuba, Guyana, French Guiana, Haiti, Martinique, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Guadeloupe, among other territories.