The FIL unveils its complete program

The WIRE unveils its full lineup

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Nearly 200 writers and artists from different backgrounds will shine this year at the International Literature Festival (FIL), which unveiled its full program on Tuesday. 

On the menu, writing marathon, public readings, cabaret, unpublished texts, screenings, plays, exchanges and literary concert. This 28th edition of the FIL will open with a tribute to the author Marie-Claire Blais, who died last November. Extracts from his work and testimonials from writers will be delivered on stage by Nicole Brossard, Robert Lalonde and Catherine Mavrikakis with Florence Blain Mbaye, Marcel Pomerlo, Dominique Quesnel and Audrée Wilhelmy.

Alain Farah will quant to revisit his work “A thousand secrets, a thousand dangers” in a theatrical epic also highlighting Pascale Montpetit, Noémie O'Farrell, Ralph Prosper and Manuel Tadros, in a staging by Marc Beaupré.

While Eve Landry and Lise Roy will give life to “Women country: our forests”, an imagined dialogue between the collection of Hélène Dorion “My forests” and “Woman forest”, the most recent novel by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette . Florence Blain Mbaye will provide the music.

Catherine De Léan, Maxime Denommée, Étienne Lou, Patricia Nolin and Gilles Renaud will take part in the show “Ô LOUP!” by Loui Mauffette.

The FIL will close with the Literary Ball, where in two days, five authors who will have to draw up a list of their favorite musical pieces will write a story in 10 chapters . These must end with the title of the song that follows. Simon Boulerice, Guillaume Corbeil, Alain Farah, Claudia Larochelle and Élise Turcotte will take part in this writing marathon.

The International Literature Festival takes place from September 23 to October 2 in theatres, shows and bookstores in the metropolis, as well as on the web. The Le Port de tête bookstore will be its headquarters.

  • The complete program is available online.