The 7th edition of the Salon du livre promises to be a celebration of reading that all will enjoy. It will provide great opportunities for friendly and stimulating encounters in the spirit of a book fair as “a people place.”
Approximately thirty authors from across the country will take part in this year’s event, which will take place from May 4th to 7th, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Sudbury and in other locations across Greater Sudbury.
Guest of honour
THE POET PATRICE DESBIENS AND HIS WORKS
He is recognized today as one of the major Canadian writers of our time. Le Salon du livre aims to highlight his vital contribution to our literature.
Her popular historical saga Fanette has sold more than 95,000 copies.
Since she was a teenager, her cause has been the obsession with physical appearance. At age 17, she was one of the instigators of Québec’s Charter for a Healthy and Diverse Body Image.
An eager jack-of-all-trades, he writes mostly theatrical works, but also poetry and novels for young and adult readers. And he has another passion: dance!
A Franco-Ontarian born of Rwandan parents, he returns to Sudbury to present his seventh novel.
Expanded programming for school tours
Approximately 100 student workshops will be presented in our region’s French and French immersion schools. Moreover, schools groups visiting the Salon du livre can take part in a series of 36 on-site workshops.
Impressive programming for children and families will be presented at the Salon du livre every day in the evening and all day Saturday, with Simon Boulerice, Camille Bouchard, Katia Canciani, Rhéa Dufresne, Éric Péladeau, Cindy Roy and Paul Roux. This programming includes shows for children. Details will be announced at a later date.
Related events and joint programming
LA BIENNALE DE SUDBURY
Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury and the Festival of Alternative Arts in Sudbury (FAAS) will both take place from May 4th to 7th, 2016. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario is the organizer of FAAS5 under the theme ‘Abracadabri’. See http://gn-o.org/expo/faas5/
The National Reading Campaign presents the third edition of Reading Town in Greater Sudbury from April 29th to May 7th. This special collaboration allows the Salon du livre to present a greater number of bilingual activities.
CORPS À CORPS : UNE BLIND DATE POÉTIQUE
Wednesday, May 4th at 8 :30 PM at Speakeasy: Corps à corps : une blind date poétique, a performance by Antoine Côté-Legault.
Thursday, May 5th at 8:30 PM in the Grand Paris Room at the Radisson Hotel: Daran, a concert presented by La Slague du Carrefour francophone.
'CONVEYOR BELT' LITERARY EVENING
Friday, May 6th at 8 :30 PM at Little Montreal: ‘conveyor belt’ literary evening, followed at 10:00 PM by Cabaret érotique with the author Caroline Allard and other guests, presented by the National Reading Campaign.
Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 PM, in a parking lot occupied and transformed by a squad of contemporary artists, the 5th Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury will culminate in a celebration of all the artwork created during FAAS 5: Abricadabri. Performances by artists will give way, as if by magic, to an eccentric and eclectic dance party to mark the end of the Biennale de Sudbury!
NEW FOR 2016
- Conference series
- E-tickets and event packages
- Mark the dates of Salon du livre events in your agenda today!