Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 15, 2008 19:25 ET

Media Advisory: His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond to Take Part in the 26th Colloque des ecrivains, Organized by the Academie des lettres du Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2008) - His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond will take part in the 26th Colloque des ecrivains, presented by the Academie des lettres du Quebec. The event will take place on Friday, October 17, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Grande Bibliotheque du Quebec, in Montreal (475 de Maisonneuve Boulevard East).

The theme of this year's colloquium is Les litteratures de la langue francaise a l'heure de la mondialisation (French language literature and the advent of globalization). It will include an opening dialogue, two round-table discussions and a closing session, which will focus on the legacy of Aime Cesaire. Mr. Lafond will speak at 4:00 p.m. on his relationship with the great poet from Martinique and his work, before the screening of his film, La maniere negre ou Aime Cesaire, chemin faisant (A State of Blackness: Aime Cesaire's Way). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the public.

About the Academie des lettres du Quebec

The Academie des lettres du Quebec has as its mission to serve and defend the French language and culture, and literature's place in our society. Every fall, the Academie organizes the Colloque des ecrivains, which brings together about 15 writers and specialists, as well as members of the public, to discuss a topical theme.

Media interested in covering the colloquium are asked to contact the
Academie des lettres du Quebec.

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