Centre Wakefield La Pêche


Wakefield Writers Festival

  • 05/12/2017
  • 00:00
  • 05/14/2017
  • 00:00
  • Gwen Shea Hall


Ø  Literary Pub sCrawl – Kaffé 1870 and Café Le Hibou, 7:15-11:00 pm, Bilingual, Free


Ø  In Conversation – Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 12:00-2:00 pm, Bilingual, $10

Ø  Workshop with Terry Fallis – Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 2:30-4:00 pm, English, $10

Ø  Workshop with Laurie Gough – Belle de Nuit, 21 ch. Burnside, 2:30-4:30 pm, English, $10

Ø  Tête-à-Tête – Ski Vorlage, 65 ch. Burnside, 7:00-10:00 pm, English, $20



Ø  La Pêche des mots – Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 12:00-2:00 pm, French, $15

Ø  Chaos Lab – Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 3:00-4:00 pm, Bilingual, Free

Ø  In Other Words – Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 5:00-7:00 pm, Bilingual, $10



Ø  Literary Pub sCrawl — Rhythmic word images and musical landscapes of Canada’s best spoken word artists—Queen Ka and Ian Keteku—and insights of author Jasmine Aziz and jia qing wilson-yang on sex and gender identity. Hosted by Sheena Turcotte.



Ø  In Conversation — Monia Mazigh reads from her latest book—a compelling story about women coming of age as dissidents in revolutionary Tunisia—and talks with author and columnist Phil Jenkins about how her life experiences brought her into the realm of writing and activism.

Ø  Workshop with Terry Fallis — “The Power of a Plan: Outlining Your Novel”

Ø  Workshop with Laurie Gough — “Daring to Share: Let's Workshop Your Nonfiction Writing”

Ø  Tête-à-Tête — Acclaimed authors Heather O’Neill and Terry Fallis read from their latest books and engage with the audience—and each other—on how magic realism and humour address issues of our times. Host Adrian Harewood, CBC.


Ø  La Pêche des mots — Québec poet and host Guy Jean journeys to realms known and unknown with literary award-winning authors Nicholas Dickner, Patrick Nicol, Catherine Veilleux, Christian Quesnel, Julie Huard, Louise Poirier. Two electrifying musical performances intensify the trip.

Ø  Chaos Lab — A dazzling "dialogue-in-motion" between dance, poetry and drawing with dancer Geneviève Duong and graphic artist Christian Quesnel. 

Ø  In Other Words — Author Catherine Leroux, Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, translator Lazer Lederhendler shine a light on literary translators—unsung artists who introduce us to talented, innovative writers—and explore how literary translation expands our ability to recognize and value the thoughts and feelings of people from other cultures and times. Host Madeleine Stratford, UQO.

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Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Ch Valley, La Pêche, QC, J0X 3G0, 819 459 2025

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