Public reading and discussion
Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With Simon Boulerice
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 writer and consummate polymath Simon Boulerice. Author of the well-known novels Simon a toujours aimé danser, Martine à la plage, Javotte, Edgar Paillettes, PIG, Les garçons courent plus vite, Florence et Léon and L’enfant mascara, Simon Boulerice will introduce you to his world, the night of passion. 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: 40
Trained in writing, dance and theatre, Simon Boulerice is an all-round talent. A radio (Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!) and TV columnist (Formule Diaz and now Cette année-là), he also navigates between acting, directing and writing.
He writes plays, poetry and novels for both adults and children. Among his forty titles, Simon Boulerice is the author of the celebrated Simon a toujours aimé danser (Simon always liked to dance), Martine à la plage, Javotte, Edgar Paillettes, PIG, Les Garçons courent plus vite, Florence et Léon (Florence & Leon) and L’Enfant mascara (The Mascara Kid).
His works have been translated into seven languages and have been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Prix des libraires and the Prix de la critique. At 37, Simon Boulerice still does the splits at least once a day. So far, his bones and muscles are holding up.
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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