Montreal | What not to miss at the Book Fair

The activities of the SLM officially begin this Thursday. Here are some suggestions for essential activities throughout this four-day virtual edition.

Thursday 12 November

Catherine Mavrikakis (Absent from all bouquets) and Mathieu Leroux (With a dagger) talk about absence and missing parents in connection with their most recent novel, in the company of bookseller and author Billy Robinson. At 17 o’clock.

Emmanuel Carrère, who has just published Yoga, answers questions from Marie-Andrée Lamontagne. At 1:30 p.m.

Claude Meunier talks with Elsa Pépin about Mental reflections – 2e jjournal of a Ti-Mé. They may address the recent controversy surrounding the temporary withdrawal of an episode from The little life on the ICI platform. At 20 o ‘clock.

Friday November 13

The goddess of fire flies : from the book to the screen. Discussion with the director of the film, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, and the screenwriter, Catherine Léger. At 2:30 p.m.

Two round tables with a feminist flavor that are worth the detour: Being a young woman in 2020, with the participation, among others, of Sarah-Maude Beauchesne (Forks: a complex and sensual twenty) and Daphné B (Makeup). It is hosted by author Judith Lussier. At 2:30 p.m. This is followed by a discussion entitled Women Who Build Their World, in which our colleague Rima Elkouri will participate (Freedom is not a crimee) and the former liberal minister Christine St-Pierre (Here Christine St-Pierre – From rank school to ministerial rank). AT 5:30 p.m.

Feminist poetry cabaret. An evening devoted to feminist poetry with seven emerging authors, a musician on stage, and Catherine Cormier-Larose in the animation. At 20 o ‘clock.

Saturday 14 November

An interview with the young writer Fatima Daas for the publication of her novel The last one, critically acclaimed in France. The interview will be conducted by editor Brigitte Bouchard. At 10 o ‘clock.

A rare interview with the great Alice Ferney (Intimacy) that we rarely see in the Quebec media. The excellent Marie-Andrée Lamontagne is in charge. At 11 o’clock.

Two round tables whose themes echo Covidian concerns: Cooking and confinement, in the company of Lesley Chesterman, among others (Chez Lesley – My secrets to success in the kitchene) and Jean Soulard (Sir Yes Sir !). Animation: Chrystine Brouillet. At 10:30 am It will be followed by Finances et pandemic: traversing the crisis 1 $ at a time, with among others the very popular Pierre-Yves McSween (Freedom 45). AT 11:30 a.m.

The secrets of two writers who are very successful this fall: Brigitte Pilote, whose novel The Laughing Woman has been noticed in France, will answer questions from Claudia Larochelle. At 13h. Kim Thúy for her latest novel em, will confide in Elsa Pépin. At 14h.

In the absence of a big party, the Saturday evening of the Salon du livre will be festive all the same: it begins with For memory – writers for freedom, public reading in which the great names of Quebec literature participate including Louise Dupré, Denise Desautels, Lori Saint-Martin and Élise Turcotte, all members of the Women’s Committee of the Center québécois du PEN international. At 6.30 pm The evening will continue with a playful Cabaret P, featuring the authors of the collective Project P, including Fanie Demeule, Karine Glorieux, Geneviève Lefebvre and our colleague Silvia Galipeau. 8 p.m.

Sunday November 15th

Mourning in times of pandemic, a discussion that will be informed by recently published works on this subject. With among others our colleague Stéphanie Bérubé (Life without Boris – Essay on animal mourning). At 13h.

Confidences of Michel Tremblay (Victory!), a must-see at the Salon du livre, in the company of Danielle Laurin. At 18 o’clock.

Cabaret diaries and stories, with a terrific cast: Émilie Bibeau, Pascale Navarro, Louise Portal and Martine Delvaux, to name a few, who will read excerpts. At 20 o ‘clock.

To attend one or the other of these activities, simply go to the Salon du livre website, choose the activity that interests you, and click on the “participate” tab at right of your screen.

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