Montreal, August 7, 2019 – The 12th edition of the Haitian Book Day at the NA Rive Center in Montreal, held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019, reveals its rich and varied programming: meetings of authors, editors, book signing, interviews, literary show, exhibition and Creole delights are on the menu! You will find the complete program in the attached document and on our website: www.centrenarive.com
AUTHORS IN HONOR
Rodney Saint-Eloi, poet, writer, essayist, publisher and founder of Éditions Mémoire d ' inked in 2003. He was awarded the prestigious Charles-Biddle Award in 2012. He was received at the Quebec Academy of Letters in 2015. Then, he was named Cultural Ambassador and received Companion of the Order and Letters. of the Conseil des arts du Québec, in May 2019.
This prestigious distinction awarded by the Council pays tribute to their remarkable contribution to the development, growth and reputation of excellence of the arts and letters of Quebec, here and abroad. Rodney Saint-Éloi will participate in the pre-launch of his latest collection: We will not betray the poem.
Anthony Phelps, prolific poet and writer, retired from Radio Canada Television, after twenty years of service at the TV News Room, who has reached the venerable age of 90 years. Anthony was made Knight of the arts and letters of the French Republic in 2014.
He has received the Poetry Grand Prix of the French Academy for all his poetic work in 2017, as well as the poetry prize of the society of the French literary people in 2018. He will sign his book Immobile Voyeuse of picas and other silences, reissued by Éditions du CIDHICA.
More than 25 authors will delight both young and old
Well-established and up-and-coming authors will rub shoulders all day to interact with visitors.
Here are some of them: Arcelle Appolon, Carmel-Antoine Bessard, Carolyn Fick, Claude Moise, Frantz Douyon, Frantz Voltaire, Frederic-Antoine Leconte, Fred Doura, Frederic Boisrond, Henry Dary, Bernard Ginette, Jan J. Dominique Jean Leroy, Joel Des Rosiers, Joujou Turenne, Lenous Suprice, Marie Ermite Datus, Marie-Denise Douyon, Marie-Soeurette Mathieu, Max Brun, Pierre-Paul Gazemar, Robert Berrouet Orol, Rodney Saint-Eloi, Wadner Isidor, Frantz Mars, Anthony Phelps and many others. ESSENTIAL MOMENTS • Interview of the editor Frantz Voltaire with Anthony Phelps; • Interview of actress Pascale Montpetit with Rodney Saint-Éloi; • Pre-launch of We will not betray Rodney Saint-Eloi's poem; • Collective launch of Éditions du CIDIHCA, Revue Chemins critiques with Frantz Voltaire, Claude Moïse, Carolyne Fick and Marie-Denise Douyon as well as the Haitian History Journal.
Throughout this day a space – Sociocultural: Expo-sales will be open.
Black is the warmest color Up for the moment with the collective “Black is the warmest color” and the performances of Miriame Gabrielle Archin, Penande Estime and Irdens Exantus. Do not miss this musical and literary cocktail with the melodies of Quebec professional pianist Daniel Lessard! Black is the warmest color is a series of readings aimed at putting forth the author and the comedian Afro-descendant.
For each edition, selected texts are played and staged by comedians in different places and through different collaborations. • Miriam Gabrielle Archin will recite her own text “Motherland”; • Penande Estime will recite the text “Little Artibonite” by Sephora Compère; • Irdens Exantus will recite the text “Death of the Sign” of Lourdenie Jean.
ALSO NOT TO BE MISSED!
The exhibition “Black ink” The exhibition “Black ink” which offers a retrospective on literary Haiti. This is a courtesy of CIDIHCA Publishing. Creole Delights From 12 pm to 8 pm visitors will be able to savor the Haitian dishes that will be concocted by the Bistro Bouk'entrain team.