20th edition | The line-up of Les Correspondances d’Eastman unveiled

The 20e edition of Les Correspondances d’Eastman, whose spokesperson is Fanny Mallette, will take place from September 9 to 11 under the theme of memory. The program of the literary festival was unveiled this morning.

Among the artistic voices of Quebec who will express themselves at Théâtre La Marjolaine and the surrounding area, singer-songwriter Catherine Major will sing about individual memory and deep childhood. Collective memory, especially that of women, will be honored by essayist and novelist Martine Delvaux.

Accompanied musically by the Quebec chamber orchestra I Musici, writer Hélène Dorion will narrate the ecological memory of ancient forests. Journalist Yanick Villedieu and actress Marika Lhoumeau, meanwhile, will read Brother Marie-Victorin’s biological letters highlighting “sexual and cellular memory,” the festival’s press release said.

The Grandes Entrevues will allow the poet Rodney Saint-Éloi and the writer Gérard Bouchard to reflect on the distant or recent past. Festival-goers will also be able to participate in literary cafés and submit a text on village memory. until 1er september.

“Memory is one of the richest questions in literature,” said general and artistic director Étienne Beaulieu. It spans all of history, from Homer to Marcel Proust, and here in Quebec it affects works as important as those of Anne Hébert or Gabrielle Roy. Our guests will talk about memory in their works, about the one that makes people write and that gives meaning to the present and even to the future. »

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