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Canadian and Quebec Women
9th International Women's Writing Festival

Maison de Colette
October 16th, 2021 - October 17th, 2021

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As part of Women’s History Month in Canada, the Canadian Cultural Centre is pleased to be a partner in the 9th edition of the International Women’s Writing Festival

On the occasion of the twinning of the Maison Colette and the Maison Gabrielle-Roy in Manitoba, the International Women’s Literature Festival will highlight the diversity of Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous Women’s writings in Canada.

From the pioneers of the 19th century to the feminists of the 21st century, women writers in Canada have embodied the great literary and social revolutions: from Gabrielle Roy, who invented the modern Canadian novel, to Nelly Arcan and Marie-Claire Blais, who placed Canadian literature at the heart of the world’s avant-garde, or Margaret Atwood, whose work embodies the feminist struggle.

The festival will allow us to discover or rediscover the great figures of this plural feminine history and will give a voice to contemporary women creators who embody and bring to life literature in Quebec and throughout Canada, with a special focus on Indigenous literature, which is a rich source of inspiration. 

On the programme throughout the weekend: lectures, round tables, readings and interviews. 

With the participation of Daphne B., Joséphine Bacon, Nadine Bismuth, Hélène Dorion*, Louise Dupré, Marie Thérèse Fortin, Lise Gaboury Diallo, Lise Gauvin, Achmy Halley, Marie-Eve Lacasse, Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, Linda Leith, Antonine Maillet*, Jeanne Mathieu-Lessart, Danielle Michel-Chich, Nicole Pellegrin, Brigitte Pilote, Marie-Hélène Poitras*, François Ricard, Lori Saint Martin, Josyane Savigneau, Chloé Savoie Bernard, Anne-Isabelle Tremblay…

* Conversations with Hélène Dorion, Antonine Maillet and Marie-Hélène Poitras will be streamed online on Maison Colette‘s social networks, and will be broadcasted on our Facebook Page.

Further information.


Maison de Colette
10 rue Colette, Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye

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