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Thursday October 19 - 6:30pm
Alliance Française de Vancouver

 

FREE ENTRANCE
LIMITED SEATED, SEND US AN EMAIL TO REGISTER AT ​library@alliancefrancaise.ca​
​!​

Take a break!

Every two months, two or three experts talk about Art during 20 minutes with a Q & A at the Alliance Française de Vancouver.

This next  Café des Arts will focus on:  "Literature".

Meet 2 French authors featured in the Vancouver Writers Festival!

Our speakers will be:
 

CAMILLE BORDAS, French writer

Camille Bordas (born in Lyon in 1987) grew up in Paris and Mexico City and now lives in Chicago. Her transitory life is reflected in her sensitive and thoughtful writing. Her previous novels Les Treize Desserts (2009) and Partie Commune (2011) were published in French. Her fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker. Bordas’ first English novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, published last August by Tim Duggan Books (Crown) has been described by George Saunders as “an utterly charming book.” It is an immersive coming of age story that brilliantly captures the difficulties of being a teenager and the realization that adulthood is just as confusing.

Subjects discussed: Camille will talk about writing in two languages, from the angle of bilingualism as well as from the angle of the cultural differences between the French approach of literary writing as a mysterious and solo phenomenon, and the more "craft-oriented" American approach, the diea that literary writing can be learnt in class. Camille will talk about her discovery of this new "writing culture", and the way it influenced her own writing. 

 

SYLVAIN PRUDHOMME, French writer

Sylvain Prudhomme spent his childhood in Cameroon, Burundi, Niger and Mauritius. He moved to study literature in Paris, but left to become a full-time writer. He has written several novels, and is one of the founders of the Geste magazine, which publishes interviews with contemporary writers and artists. He was also one of the founders of Le Tigremagazine. His French novel, Les Grands (The Greats), has been translated by Jessica Moore to be released this year. It tells the story of a country that falls under a dictatorship that challenges their ideals and hope.
 

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A reception offered by the French Embassy in Canada will take place after the discussion.

If you want to participate, please confirm your presence by sending an email to library@alliancefrancaise.ca.

The Café des Arts is co-organized by the AF and the French Embassy in Canada, with the participation of Aurélia Bizouard.

 

More information here

With the support of:

       

 

 

 

 

 

Alliance française de Vancouver 6161 cambie street, vancouver

VANCOUVER - CAFÉ DES ARTS - OCTOBER 2017

When
Thursday October 19 - 6:30pm
Where
Alliance française de Vancouver
6161 cambie street, vancouver

Thursday October 19 - 6:30pm
Alliance Française de Vancouver

 

FREE ENTRANCE
LIMITED SEATED, SEND US AN EMAIL TO REGISTER AT ​library@alliancefrancaise.ca​
​!​

Take a break!

Every two months, two or three experts talk about Art during 20 minutes with a Q & A at the Alliance Française de Vancouver.

This next  Café des Arts will focus on:  "Literature".

Meet 2 French authors featured in the Vancouver Writers Festival!

Our speakers will be:
 

CAMILLE BORDAS, French writer

Camille Bordas (born in Lyon in 1987) grew up in Paris and Mexico City and now lives in Chicago. Her transitory life is reflected in her sensitive and thoughtful writing. Her previous novels Les Treize Desserts (2009) and Partie Commune (2011) were published in French. Her fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker. Bordas’ first English novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, published last August by Tim Duggan Books (Crown) has been described by George Saunders as “an utterly charming book.” It is an immersive coming of age story that brilliantly captures the difficulties of being a teenager and the realization that adulthood is just as confusing.

Subjects discussed: Camille will talk about writing in two languages, from the angle of bilingualism as well as from the angle of the cultural differences between the French approach of literary writing as a mysterious and solo phenomenon, and the more "craft-oriented" American approach, the diea that literary writing can be learnt in class. Camille will talk about her discovery of this new "writing culture", and the way it influenced her own writing. 

 

SYLVAIN PRUDHOMME, French writer

Sylvain Prudhomme spent his childhood in Cameroon, Burundi, Niger and Mauritius. He moved to study literature in Paris, but left to become a full-time writer. He has written several novels, and is one of the founders of the Geste magazine, which publishes interviews with contemporary writers and artists. He was also one of the founders of Le Tigremagazine. His French novel, Les Grands (The Greats), has been translated by Jessica Moore to be released this year. It tells the story of a country that falls under a dictatorship that challenges their ideals and hope.
 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 

A reception offered by the French Embassy in Canada will take place after the discussion.

If you want to participate, please confirm your presence by sending an email to library@alliancefrancaise.ca.

The Café des Arts is co-organized by the AF and the French Embassy in Canada, with the participation of Aurélia Bizouard.

 

More information here

With the support of:

       

 

 

 

 

 

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