Columbia’s Europe Global Center kicks off its first-ever Festival des Écrivains du Monde—World Writers Festival—this weekend, bringing more than 30 renowned writers from a host of countries to give talks and read from their works at venues in central Paris. The event is designed “to reinforce the fact that New York City is the cultural and literary capital of the U.S. and Paris is that of France,” said Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia’s Europe Global Center, which is based in Paris. “They are twin cities linked in this instance by combining their two best cultural and educational organizations.”

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