This 10th edition of the AMERICA Festival celebrates the “Voices of America” and welcomes a choir composed of about sixty voices that tell the reality of America and the world today. Without forgetting the dramas of the past, the fault lines of the present and the uncertainties of the future, these women and men question our humanity in their books. So many personalities (novelists, short story writers, poets or essayists) with different identities and backgrounds who will meet the public and readers, share their views on many subjects and especially make their voices heard.
For four days, “Voices from America” will feature a hundred debates and thematic conversations. In twenty years and 10 editions, the festival has also established itself as a major event highlighting issues related to Indigenous peoples of Canada, the United States and Mexico, and their contribution to contemporary culture, particularly in the defense of the environment.
Canadian authors will be present: Billy-Ray Belcourt, Michael Christie, Antoine Desjardins, Julian Brave NoiseCat, Norma Dunning, Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba, Michel Jean, Kevin Lambert, Catherine Leroux, Tara Houska, Terese Marie Mailhot, Katherena Vermette and Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
As part of its off-site programming, the festival presents the exhibition “Fantastique Kenojuak Ashevak” from September 12 to 29 in the Espace Coeur de ville in Vincennes.