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Commemoration VIMY - event and celebrations 2017

For the 2017 commemoration around the Vimy battle and the First World War, France would like to highlight the initiatives put in place.

VANCOUVER - Duchamp on Wheels

April 6, 2017 from 10am to 1pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (302)
The Peter Wall Institute and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France presents the 2017 French Scholar Lecture Series. Join us on April 6 for a talk about Marcel Duchamp and a roundtable with French philosopher and writer Hadrien Laroche in discussion with T'ai Smith.

Mathias Enard and Alain Mabanckou Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prize for books in translation, have selected two Francophone writers for their longlist: Mathias Enard for "Compass" and Alain Mabanckou for "Black Moses".

A Special Issue on Francophone Literary Journalism in the LJS Journal

The journal "Literary Journalism Studies" has dedicated its latest issue to Francophone literary journalism, its history, influences and legacies, from France to Canada and Belgium.

TORONTO - 150th Years of Stories: A European Book Club

March 30, 2017 | 7 PM
Full of Beans Coffee
The Toronto European Book Club is coming back in 2017 this February to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its contemporary aftermath in today’s publishing, on the occasion of Canada's 150th Anniversary.

Cultural diplomacy platform

The Institut français and its five partners will be launching a Cultural Diplomacy Platform f

Writing contest: « Send your stories on a journey into space"

The writing contest "Send your stories on a journer into space" is a chance for Francophone children, teenagers and young adults to imagine a sequel to the Little Prince's journey. In the famous work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, he travels from planet to planet to meet different characters. For the contest, participants are invited to imagine an eighth planet, as well as its inhabitant.

Dominique Fabre at the Toronto French Book Fair 2016: Media Reviews

The Toronto French Book Fair welcomed last December 2nd and 3rd French writer Dominique Fabre.

Mend The Living longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

Maylis de Kerangal's novel Réparer les vivants, translated by Canadian translator Jessica Moore and published by Talon Books as Mend the Living, has been longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

Ottawa 2017 or the 150 years of Canada

2017 - Here we go!In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation!

Four French Authors Announced at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016 (May 14-15)

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) has just announced four Featured Guests from France: Marguerite Abouet, Balak, & Bastien Vivès, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto.