Discussion Crossed Glances

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Thu, 09/24/2020



between Quebec and European Writers

As part of the Festival international de la littérature (FIL)

Nothing, absolutely nothing, could prevent the FIL from holding its great feast of words in the fall. On the other hand, it is the reality that it is not possible to welcome foreign writers and artists this year.  

In collaboration with several of its foreign partners, FIL has therefore decided to organize meetings between Quebec and European (Catalonia, Belgium, Germany) writers. These encounters will take the form of epistolary exchanges followed by virtual encounters between these writers during the FIL 2020, which will be read and listened to both in Quebec and in Europe.

Crossed Glances Quebec-Germany
From September 18th
Publication of correspondence between David Goudreault and Jennifer Dummer

Thursday, September 24 - 10:30 a.m.
Virtual exchange between David Goudreault and Jennifer Dummer

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Co-presentation of IDF 2020, the Goethe-Institut Montreal and Book and You (Germany).

David Goudreault David Goudreault | © Max Picard David Goudreault (Quebec)

David Goudreault is a novelist, poet and social worker. Artistic director of the Grande nuit de la poésie de St-Venant, he has published three collections of poetry at Écrits des Forges and four novels at Éditions Stanké, including the trilogy La Bête, which was a huge success. His caustic writing has earned him a considerable number of distinctions, including the medal of the National Assembly, the World Poetry Cup, the Archambault Literary Grand Prize and the Prix des nouvelles voix de la littérature. His most recent novel, Ta mort à moi, is currently a finalist for the Prix France-Québec 2020.

Jennifer Dummer (Germany) Jennifer Dummer Jennifer Dummer | © Sidney Seba

Jennifer Dummer is a translator (from French) and blogger. She works for the promotion of Quebec culture on the German-speaking market. She studied French and comparative literature in Mainz, Berlin and Montreal. She promotes Quebec literature and music through the blogs jennismusikbloqc.com and quelesen.com, and she presents Quebec and Canadian culture in the Book and you series of events and at the Aurores Montréal - BERLIN EDITION festival. She is the author of the bilingual anthology of literary texts from Québec and French Canada Pareils, mais différent / Genauso, nur anders, published by the Munich-based publisher DTV.