Paul Fournel, French writer, poet, publisher and diplomat, will be speaking at Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.
Fournel is the cultural official at the French Embassy in London. He is also a cyclist and will be speaking about the “Need for the Bike.”
He is a member of the avant-garde writers' group Oulipo, whose members focus on the problems and puzzles of language. Fournel has published many works of fiction and non-fiction, including “Need for the Bike” in 2001 and “Meli-vélo” in 2008. His essays on cycling were published in English in Rouleur magazine.
For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.
Writer: Brandon Garrett