Canadian author Louise Dupré moves Leeds audience with her poetic writings
We hosted the acclaimed feminist writer in a bilingual reading.
International Writers at Leeds hosts the acclaimed feminist writer in a bilingual reading.
International Writers at Leeds was proud to host the prize-winning writer from Québec Louise Dupré, presenting and reading a selection of her own texts at Leeds Central Library. Her reading was intense and moving, focussing on motherhood and reflections on the Holocaust.
Louise Dupré is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which Plus haut que les flammes / Beyond the Flames was awarded the 2011 Governor General of Canada’s Prize for poetry, and of several fictional works including the novels La Memoria (1996) and La Voie lactée /The Milky Way (2001), a short story collection, L’été funambule / Highwire Summer (2008) and most recently a further novel, L’Album multicolore.
She collaborates regularly with artists from a variety of disciplines (visual arts, dance, music, video, cinema), and has also written a successful play, Tout comme elle / Just like her, successfully staged in Montreal (2006) and Toronto (2011) by Brigitte Haetjens, one of Canada’s leading theatre directors.
Professor of Literature at the University of Québec in Montreal, Louise Dupré is also a distinguished essayist, and a member of the Académie des Lettres du Québec and of the Royal Society of Canada.
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