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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, as 2017 is the 40th anniversary of his disappearence.

In 140 characters maximum – including the hashtag #Prevert and the @francetoronto tag – students, teachers, budding poets as experienced poets, will be able to let their imagination roam free by answering to a sentence coming from the quill of Prévert. Participation will be made possible through a Twitter or Instagram account, either by twitting a verse in French or by posting a photo-collage on Instagram, like the photo-collages Prévert used to create throughout his lifetime.

Will be rewarded the most daring and creative Twitter and Instagram posts, and which will echo the best Jacques Prévert’s words, poetry and humor.

The sentence by Prévert will be announced on February 16th on the Consultate General of France in Toronto's Twitter and Instagram. The participation on Twitter and Instagram will be opened on Mars 16th, at the beginnings of the Francophonie Week and will close a week after, on March 23rd. Winners will be announced shortly after.

Get ready and sharpen your pencils!

A prestigious jury

The jury will be composed of celebrated author Martha Baillie (The Incident Report, The Search For Heinrich Schlögel), award-winning translator and author Jessica Moore (Everything, now and translations including Turkana Boy by Jean-François Beauchemin and Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal), Happie Testa from La Mosaïque Bookstore, and Charlotte Groult, Book and Debates Officer for the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada.

Partners

The Twitterature Contest is organised in partnership with REFER, the Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en réseau, who organizes its own twitterature contest, opened on December 1st 2016 and ending on February 6th 2017. On the occasion of the REFER contest prize giving, on March 16th, the Twitterature Contest on French poet Jacques Prévert will open, to establish a bridge between those two initiatives.

You can also find more information on Toronto's 2017 Francophonie Week here.

Contact : Charlotte Groult, Book and Debates Offcier at the Consulate General of France in Toronto :

charlotte.groult@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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

When
March 16-23
Where
Toronto
Toronto

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, as 2017 is the 40th anniversary of his disappearence.

In 140 characters maximum – including the hashtag #Prevert and the @francetoronto tag – students, teachers, budding poets as experienced poets, will be able to let their imagination roam free by answering to a sentence coming from the quill of Prévert. Participation will be made possible through a Twitter or Instagram account, either by twitting a verse in French or by posting a photo-collage on Instagram, like the photo-collages Prévert used to create throughout his lifetime.

Will be rewarded the most daring and creative Twitter and Instagram posts, and which will echo the best Jacques Prévert’s words, poetry and humor.

The sentence by Prévert will be announced on February 16th on the Consultate General of France in Toronto's Twitter and Instagram. The participation on Twitter and Instagram will be opened on Mars 16th, at the beginnings of the Francophonie Week and will close a week after, on March 23rd. Winners will be announced shortly after.

Get ready and sharpen your pencils!

A prestigious jury

The jury will be composed of celebrated author Martha Baillie (The Incident Report, The Search For Heinrich Schlögel), award-winning translator and author Jessica Moore (Everything, now and translations including Turkana Boy by Jean-François Beauchemin and Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal), Happie Testa from La Mosaïque Bookstore, and Charlotte Groult, Book and Debates Officer for the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada.

Partners

The Twitterature Contest is organised in partnership with REFER, the Rendez-vous des écoles francophones en réseau, who organizes its own twitterature contest, opened on December 1st 2016 and ending on February 6th 2017. On the occasion of the REFER contest prize giving, on March 16th, the Twitterature Contest on French poet Jacques Prévert will open, to establish a bridge between those two initiatives.

You can also find more information on Toronto's 2017 Francophonie Week here.

Contact : Charlotte Groult, Book and Debates Offcier at the Consulate General of France in Toronto :

charlotte.groult@diplomatie.gouv.fr