Public reading and discussion
Sunday, November 10, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With Dominique Demers
A theme, photos of objects from the Stewart and McCord museum collections and a limit of 900 words were the only guidelines authors had when they were asked to write something for the Nights exhibition. Why did they agree to contribute to this project? What triggered the inspiration for their text? Did they have a specific creative process? Did the exhibition accurately reflect the world they had imagined?
As part of the Nights Revealed series, meet Dominique Demers. Known for her award- winning books for young readers, the novelist will be the first guest in the series. She will introduce you to her world, the night of imagination. You will have the chance to attend a reading of her story and learn about her specific artistic methods.
In French, followed by a bilingual question period
Spaces available per lecture: 40
A writer and lecturer with a PhD in children’s literature, Dominique Demers is well known for her award-winning children’s books. In 2009-2010 alone, she won four prestigious awards. She received the Prix jeunesse des univers parallèles, the Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Prix des lecteurs 15-18 ans Radio-Canada/Centre FORA for Jacob Jobin Tome 1 – L’Élu. She also won the Prix Raymond-Plante for her outstanding commitment to the world of children’s literature.
Her first novels for adults, the best-selling Le Pari and Marie-Tempête, won her thousands of readers. Some of her works have been adapted for film, and her Charlotte series sold nearly half a million copies in Quebec and France, not to mention the translations! An eighth title, Une infirmière du tonnerre, was added to the popular series in 2018.
As part of the Nights Revealed series, presented by LaPresse, you’ll have the chance to meet the authors who helped create the Nights exhibition, attend a reading of their stories and learn about their specific artistic methods.
Not to be missed!
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