Public reading and discussion
Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
With Eric Dupont
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 author Eric Dupont. Winner of several literary awards including the Prix des libraires and the Prix des collégiens in 2013, Eric Dupont will introduce you to his world: the starry night. You will have the chance to attend a reading of his story and learn about his specific artistic methods.
In French, followed by a bilingual question period.
Spaces available per lecture: 60
Eric Dupont was born in 1970 in Amqui, Quebec. At the age of 16, he left his native Gaspésie for a year of study in Austria. Drawn to the big city, he then lived in Ottawa, Salzburg, Berlin, Toronto and Montreal. Author of Voleurs de sucre (Sugar Thieves), La logeuse and Bestiaire (Life in the Court of Matane), he has received several literary awards, including the Prix des libraires and the Prix littéraire des collégiens in 2013 for his novel La fiancée américaine (Songs for the Cold of Heart). The book was also a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2018. In his latest novel, La route du lilas, published in 2018, he invites readers to join him on a horticultural road trip through Austria, Brazil and North America.
His work is known for sudden interventions by the supernatural in the real world. It combines depth with a light tone and sometimes biting humour.
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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