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Celebrating literature with Salon du livre

A season of reader-friendly literary events is right around the corner. The Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury if for everyone who appreciate books and reading.

A season of reader-friendly literary events is right around the corner. The Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury if for everyone who appreciate books and reading.


“This new season of literary events adds to Sudbury’s established reputation as a dynamic literary centre,” said Guylaine Tousignant, executive director of the Salon du livre. “These events allow our organization to continue to promote books and reading throughout the year, so book lovers can enjoy opportunities to share their discoveries and their reading pleasure between two editions of our biannual book fair.”


A lineup of events are slated to take place in the coming months.


The festival was founded in 2004 to promote books and reading among children and youth, adults and communities of readers with special interests. The organization presents an annual literary season and welcomes countless authors, artists, publishing houses and book distributors at its large-scale book fair held every two years. The next fair will be held in May 2014.


Upcoming events include:


Making handmade books by Mireille Ménard

Nov. 18, Feb. 17 and March 17, noon to 4 p.m., Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, $30 per session, limited space, 705-675-1149.


Literary Dinner at Fromagerie Elgin

Nov. 30, 5:30 to 8 p.m., reservations required, $35, to celebrate the new edition of Hélène Brodeur’s chronicles of early life in New Ontario. The evening includes discussions, readings and a fine meal. With Doric Germain, who wrote the foreword to the new edition, and Normand Renaud as moderator. This event is presented in collaboration with Éditions Prise de parole. 705-675-6491 ext. 2012.


Public readings

Held at Fromagerie Elgin

Marie-Paule Paquette recommends Le Safari de la vie by John Strelecky, Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m.

Daniel Aubin recommends Pinkerton by François Samson-Dunlop and Alexandre Fontaine, Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m.

Robert Lemay recommends La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq, Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m..


Literary Cinema

La Délicatesse, a film based on French author David Foenkinos’ novel staring Audrey Tautou and François Damiens, will be featured. The author will be there to meet the public after the showing, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Rainbow Cinema, tickets $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.


Literary Garden

Ste-Anne Community Garden, from the enf of May to September


Personal Letters

Write letters to loved ones in the Literary Garden, Aug. 24. Donations of $10 are suggested. 


Besides these events for the general public, the Salon du livre’s Young Readers’ Club also launched its series of events on Oct. 27 at the Librairie du Centre, Sudbury’s Francophone bookstore at 1380 Lasalle Blvd. From now until May 18, the club invites young readers to meet popular authors and discover Canadian books. These events allow young readers to develop reading skills and to experience books in a lively atmosphere that fosters book appreciation.