Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event is canceled.
For almost 10 years, the Alliance Française de Toronto literature courses conducted by Jean-François Hic have attracted Anglophones wishing to improve their French by studying Francophone literary work. For these students, this is an opportunity to discover the richness of la Francophonie by discovering Quebecois, African, French or Franco-Ontarian authors.
For the past 3 years, Jean-François Hic has invited a French-speaking author to speak with his Francophile students at the end of his lessons. These meetings are an opportunity to exchange ideas in French on a societal issue studied through one or more French-speaking literary works. Writers such as Yves Beauchemin, Kim Thuy and Claude Guilmain have already taken part in this exercise.
This year, Jean-François Hic welcomes Carlos Taveira on March 28 at 9:30 AM at the Spadina theater for his novel Mots et Marées, tome 2: Les maux de Marie-Josèphe-Angélique.
Based on a historical fact, a black slave in 1734 is accused of and sentenced to death for starting a fire in a Montreal neighborhood. Carlos Taveira gives the floor to several women living within the one who will be hanged in Montreal.
During the conference, participants will be able to ask the author questions on his historical research, his choices between the facts and the imaginary, and his narrative. This is an opportunity to participate in reflection and debate in French specially designed for students learning French at Alliance Française.