The Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Jeddah organized the 2nd edition of the “Literary Encounters” on the 14th and 15th of March 2018 at the French Consulate in Jeddah, as part of the 26th “Rencontres de la Francophonie” in Saudi Arabia. This 2nd edition of the “Literary Encounters” was the occasion for three French authors to give two conferences.
Jean Pruvost, a French linguist and lexicology professor gave a conference on Wednesday 14th of March 2018 on his last book, “Our Ancestors the Arabs”/“Nos Ancêtres les Arabes” highlighting the contribution of Arabic to French language.
Anne-Sophie Stefanini, a publisher and novelist and Patrick Besson, novelist and former journalist gave a joint talk on Thursday 15th of March about their experience and their shared writing profession.
Those two conferences gather almost 130 people from various French-speaking communities in Jeddah to celebrate Francophone literature and French language.