A time of meeting with writers who tell the world.

Polydome – 1st floor – Espace écrivains

Travel literature writers drive readers between exotic expeditions and familiar journeys.
Real privileged moments, the meetings allow to share the experiences and journeys of the writers.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Guillaume Jan

from 11:00 to 11:45

Samouraïs dans la brousse, Paulsen editions

An unusual adventure, an investigation into the traces of the last bonobos and a man who has devoted a great deal of his life to them, from Congo to Japan.

Agathe Parmentier

from 14:00 to 14:45

Pourquoi Tokyo ? Au Diable Vauvert editions

What is the common point between a Chanel bag and dried cephalopods? How many umbrellas are needed to protect yourself from a typhoon? And you, do you thank your toilet enough? Fleeing the Parisian routine, Agathe Parmentier arrives in Japan in 2014 with a suitcase and many questions. She moved into a room of 9 m² and chained odd jobs, alternating French lessons and figuration on Japanese television.

Jessica Pommier

from 15:30 to 16:15

blog Mes ptits bouts du monde

Jessica Pommier is a lover of adventure trips in backpack. She goes solo for one year, in Asia, Oceania and South America and presents her own video program on the internet. Accessible to all the family, one discovers the nature of a country, the culture, and one goes to meet the locals, in particular the children.

“Mes ptits bouts du monde” is a travel blog where she shares her adventures today with more than 40,000 followers on social networks.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Julien Giry and Aurélie Roperch

from 10:30 to 11:15

Les cent vues du Japon, Elytis édition

From 2017 to 2018, Julien Giry and Aurélie Roperch have crisscrossed Japan, from the Hokkaido icepack to the tropical archipelago of Okinawa, to discover its hundred most emblematic views. Established by the Japanese following a validated selection process by the public authorities, this list includes both natural landscapes (Mount Fuji) and urban (Keihin industrial region) as well as historical or ancient sites, festivals, phenomena natural, pilgrimage routes (the 88 temples of Shikoku), a museum and a leisure park.

Cédric Gras

from 14:00 to 14:45

Saisons du Voyage, Stock editions

From Tibet to Albania, from Pakistan to Mongolia and all over Eurasia, Cédric Gras questions the journey. Rite of passage for the Western youth of which he was a part. Golden Age of exploration of a world that made him dream, but his generation found transfigured. The trip is also synonymous with adventure, poetry, loneliness or the study of a language. How to rediscover the Earth in the 21st century?

Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

from 15:30 to 16:15

Alexandra David-NeelCent ans d’aventure, Paulsen editions

Alexandra David-Neel was a pioneering adventurer – certainly the most important of the twentieth century – but we know less that she was also a singer, journalist, freemason, feminist, lecturer, orientalist and Buddhist (she was one of the first Buddhists from Paris). Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis studied the life of Alexandra David-Neel at length. She has traveled in her footsteps and has both an intimate portrait and the story of what the explorer has seen, all illustrated by numerous unpublished documents, period photographs of landscapes traversed and personal documents.