The Quebec in full letters event, which begins tomorrow, will be a different one, due to the new measures put in place by Public Health.
The festival had to quickly change its programming with the closure of theaters until October 28.
The 11e edition of this literary festival, which runs until October 25, in Quebec City will take place in the public space and through digital components.
The organization was obliged to cancel the shows Do robots make love and Echoes of the Night of Poetry 1970 and planned public meetings with the authors. Screenings and competitions will not take place.
“More than ever, we need the authors, the authors, the artists to accompany us in this difficult period”, indicated Dominique Lemieux, director of the festival, in a press release.
The show To end with October?, which was to be presented on October 24 at Le Diamant, with Brigitte Haentjens, Sébastien Ricard and guests, will be recorded in this performance hall and broadcast live on radio station CKRL (89.1).
This program, which will be produced with the participation of Robert Lepage and students of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec and its director Jacques Leblanc, is the conclusion of the podcast. To end with October which rolls out in eight episodes, starting Friday, on the Spotify, Apple Podcat, Google Podcast, Soundcloud, La fabrique Culturelle and Scène nationale du son platforms.
This is not a pub activity will animate the Limoilou, Montcalm, Sillery, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Roch, Saint-Sauveur and Old Quebec neighborhoods with the words of 50 authors who will be featured on posters, banners, exhibitions of texts and comics.
Festival postal workers will roam the streets of Quebec to deliver poetic postcards. These will be spontaneous encounters which will not be disclosed in advance.
Poets will also make forays into the world of the dating application Tinder to drop poetic winks.
On the digital side, the poet David Goudreault will offer, on October 22, at 8 p.m., a reading-show of his novel Your death to me. A virtual show that will pay off.
The great poetic crossing will feature the poetry of two hundred poets from twenty countries. These poetic capsules will be broadcast free online from October 23 to 25.
The Les Récits imagés activity, in collaboration with Québec BD, will offer, on October 21, at 8 p.m., a meeting between storytelling, illustration and music.
There will also be free virtual meetings with authors including Hélène Dorion (Not even the noise of a river and Jocelyne Saucier (It was raining birds and Lost train). The schedule, like the information surrounding each activity, is available online at quebecentouteslettres.qc.ca.