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Guy Delisle: an Exhibition, in Moncton, Québec and Toronto

In partnership with French publisher Delcourt and the Institut français, the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada presents an exhibition about the Québécois author and illustrator Guy Delisle, in three Canadian cities throughout April and May: Moncton, Québec and Toronto.

French Comics Framed Exhibition at the Toronto Reference Library

May 2-31, 2017
Toronto Reference Library
After its kick off in New York last fall, the French Comics Framed Exhibition is coming to Toronto in May 2017. From much-loved icons to sophisticated graphic novels; from masters of sci-fi to sociopolitical documentaries, this exhibition aims at showcasing the wonderful diversity of the Francophone bande-dessinée.

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

April 27, 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.

CANADA - Comic Book Artists Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong Tour in May

Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will kick off their Canadian Tour at Toronto Comics Art Festival, before going to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver for the VanCAF. Before coming back to France, they will do a last stop by Montréal, for the Festival de la bande-dessinée.

Three French Comic Book Artists at TCAF 2017

May 12-14, 2017
Toronto Reference Library
French comic book artists Pénélope Bagieu, Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will be at 2017's edition of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which will take place on May 12-14 at the Toronto Reference Library.

CALGARY - Sandrine Revel & Marcelino Truong @ Alliance française

May 16, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Alliance française de Calgary

On the occasion of their Canada Tour, the 2 Comic Book Artists Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will be at the Alliance française of Calgary


EDMONTON - Sandrine Revel & Marcelino Truong @ Festival de la bande dessinée francophone

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Alliance française d'Edmonton

On the occasion of their Canada Tour, the 2 Comic Book Artists Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will be at the Alliance française of Edmonton during the Festival de la bande dessinée fr


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.

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.

Cultural diplomacy platform

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