Incite: Québec Voices


(price does not include service charge)

Free – RSVP to let us know you’re coming

Wednesday, February 5
Alice MacKay Room - Vancouver Public Library
350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

Québec has long-been a vital hub of creative writing and publishing in Canada. With some of the most innovative and exploratory thinkers writing and producing works in the French language, these three authors’ works have been translated into English with outstanding results. 

It is with great anticipation that we present Stéphane Larue, Frédérick Lavoie and Audrée Wilhelmy with newly translated books that have garnered acclaim and awards in Québec and beyond. You can look forward to a conversation about their work and the shape of creative writing in Québec.

Note: This event will be presented primarily in English. 

Free – RSVP to let us know you’re coming

Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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Stéphane Larue was born in Longueuil in 1983. He received a master’s in comparative literature at L’Université de Montréal and has worked in the restaurant industry for the past fifteen years. He lives in Montréal. The Dishwasher is his first book.

Frédérick Lavoie is a writer and freelance journalist. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone (Linda Leith Publishing, 2018). In Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight, winner of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for French Non-Fiction, he continues his investigation of the many faces of humanity in troubled times.

Audrée Wilhelmy was born in 1985 in Cap-Rouge, Quebec and now lives in Montreal. She is the winner of France’s Sade Award, has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the Prix France-Québec and the Quebec Booksellers Award. The Body of the Beasts is her third novel and the first to be translated into English.