Tonight! Nicole Brossard and Jocelyne Saucier! 7pm.

We are delighted to welcome francophone literary legend (and winner of multiple Governor General's Awards) Nicole Brossard and award-winning author Jocelyne Saucier for the launch of White Piano and And the Birds Rained Down in English. The event will be hosted by Saucier's translator, Rhonda Mullins, and will include bilingual readings, a book signing and a discussion on the translation of the works.

'Brossard conflates writing with lovemaking – "at the hour of bedsheets or ink" -- the poems forming a grammar of desire, like a diagrammed body ... The translation Brossard is obsessed with here is of a different sort, the translation of bodily memories, resurrecting old loves. For Brossard words cover the wounds, "colours that precede / the iodine of words / torment of punctuation."' – The Believer

Nicole Brossard is an influential Quebec writer who published her first work in 1965. She is the author of numerous award-winning poetry collections and several novels and is also the founder of the important Quebec literary journal La Barre du jour.

'[And the Birds Rained Down is] a story that grinds your insides to pulp and leaves you wanting more. Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque ... this novella will awe you' – The Coast

And the Birds Rained Down is the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, as well as the Grand Prix de la ville de Montreal and about a half-dozen other prizes. 

We hope to see you


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