Get Lit! Brilliant Books from Quebec

November 14-19, 2018
Place Bonaventure, 800 De La Gauchetière St. W.
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The Salon du livre de Montréal is welcoming a diversity of voices to its yearly event, and that includes English-language writers and publishers.

Come Get Lit at Stand 753, where you’ll find English-language books from local publishers and writers, including fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, books for kids, and more. With author signings happening throughout the fair–full schedule to come.

Plus, take in an event or two:

  • Nov. 15, 6 PM at Café Les Apostrophes: Meet 2018 QWF Awards Finalists. Join us for a reception with most of the finalists for this year’s QWF Awards. Several will read briefly from their nominated books, which will be available at the “Get Lit” stand.
  • Nov. 17, 5:30 PM at La Grande Place: Grand Slam! Two poets. Four translators. Watch as words move between languages in this live translation slam! With poets Kelly Norah Drukker and Pierre Nepveu, and translators Donald Winkler, Daniel Canty, Aleshia Jensen, and Jonathan Lamy. Hosted by Nicola Danby. (Presented in French & English)
  • Nov. 17, 7:15 PM at Espace TD: Rapid-Fire Readings, Ricochet Writing. 25 Quebec authors from all genres read and write before your very eyes.
  • Nov. 18, 5 PM at Espace TD: Family Affair: Writers in Conversation. Three writers take on larger-than-life families: a saga spanning generations; a real-life family empire; a father-son dictatorship. Hear Éric Dupont (whose Songs for the Cold of Heart is shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize), Helen Antoniou, and Dimitri Nasrallah read from their work, and talk about capturing history, real and imagined, through family affairs. Hosted by Ian McGillis.

Presented by AELAQ and the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Co-produced by the English-language Arts Network (ELAN), and supported by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore and the Canada Book Fund / the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Éric Dupont; photo by Sarah Scott

Dimitri Nasrallah; photo by Alex Tran

Kelly Norah Drukker; photo by Brian Campbell

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