5 events to experience at the FIL

5 events to experience at WIRE


The 28th edition of the International Literature Festival (FIL) will be held from September 23 to October 3. Here are 5 events – among a host of activities presented along these 10 days of celebrations of literature – that Michelle Corbeil, Co-Executive Director and Artistic Director of FIL, is looking forward to attending. 

O wolf! Poetic palpitations by Loui Mauffette 

The former press officer of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde celebrates his return to the FIL with this creation. 

“He was originally supposed to be alone, but since he doesn't know how to be alone, he surrounded himself with other actors and actresses such as Patricia Nolin, Gilles Renaud, Catherine De Léan, Maxime Denommée and Étienne Lou. There will be musicians and the interpretation of a song composed for the occasion by Daniel Bélanger. This great return will be both completely crazy and carried by literature and poetry. »

Sunday, September 25, 4 p.m. and Monday, September 26, 7 p.m. at the Lion d'Or

Songs of a Thousand Secrets 

“A lot of people really liked the book A thousand secrets, a thousand dangers by Alain Farah. He worked with Marc Beaupré, an incredible theater director, on one of the chapters of his novel: the third, entitled Insomnia, protocol. The author will read his texts while being accompanied by a chorus of actors on stage. Here, it is the encounter in itself that is spectacular. » 

Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29, 8 p.m. at Usine C

A small sidewalk< /em> overlooking the abyss 

“An unpublished text by Robert Lalonde, who wrote about the writer Virginia Woolf. She is one of the first feminist writers and we come back to her humor, her irony and the fact that she was, despite her time, a very modern writer. Robert Lalonde, who adores writers, lingers on the one he calls SA Virginia. With Bénédicte Décary, Johanne Haberlin and her own daughter, Stéphanie Capistran-Lalonde, who provides the reading. » 

Tuesday, September 27, 8 p.m. and Wednesday, September 28, 8 p.m. at the Outremont Theater

Country Women: Our Forests

“Discussing with the poet Hélène Dorion, she confided to me that she found that her poems sometimes responded to the words found in the book Forest Woman by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette. Véronique Côté therefore chose excerpts from the novel to make an extraordinary montage. » 

Thursday, September 29, 8 p.m. and Friday, September 30, 8 p.m. at the Outremont Theater

The closing night: the literary ball 

“This is what happens when you lock up five writers for a day with a list of songs they like and have to write a story with ten hands, whose different parts must end with a song (laughs)! I challenge anyone to stay seated during this evening where, between the texts, the song titles show a DJ who makes the public dance. A meeting between literature and songs with Claudia Larochelle, Alain Farah, Simon Boulerice, Élise Turcotte and Guillaume Corbeil and a reunion with this concept after two years of pandemic. »

Sunday, October 2, 7 p.m. at the Lion d’Or