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150th Years of Stories: A European Book Club

February 23, 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.

« À vos plumes ! »: the Twitterature Contest on French poet Jacques Prévert

March 16-23
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a Twitterature Contest, to take place during the Francophonie Week. Opened to everybody, the contest will focus on the French poet and artist Jacques Prévert, deceased just forty years ago.

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!

Women in Science : still a challenge today?

The French Embassy in Canada, the University of Ottawa and L’Oréal Canada "For Women in Science" have organized a panel about the current role of women in science, January 19, 2016.

Alice Zeniter and Emilie De Turckheim at the Toronto French Book Fair - December 4 and 5, 2015

French authors Alice Zeniter and Emilie de Turckheim presented their latest novels at the Toronto French Book Fair.

“My city and the climate” by the Canadian kids !

Looking ahead to the COP21 conference, which takes place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th, 2015, the Embassy of France to Canada has invited students in Canada to contribute to an international performance based on the theme of “My city and the climate”.

2015 Prix Goncourt and Prix Renaudot Literary Awards

Mathias Enard has just received France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt literary prize for his novel "Boussole" [Compass] . Delphine de Vigan earned the 2015 Prix Renaudot for her book "D’après une histoire vraie" [Based on a True Story].