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Croisée des mots continues!



Did you miss the first event featuring Lisa L'Heureux? You don't want to miss the next ones! On October 15, we welcome Margaret Michèle Cook, appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Ottawa. Then, on November 19, Jean Mohsen Fahmy, author of La sultane dévoilée, will be our guest.

Each meeting takes place at La Nouvelle Scène's Marcil Lavallée Bistro (333 King Edward Avenue). Doors open at 5:00 pm, the events begin at 5:30 pm. Evening's program: a reading by the author, followed by a discussion between the author and the host Hugues Beaudoin-Dumouchel, and finally a Q&A.

OPL and AAOF are waiting for you at the next 5 to 7! Everyone is welcome, it's free!


About Croisée des mots

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français, in partnership with Library and Archives Canada and La Nouvelle Scène, are pleased to announce the launch of Croisée des mots [Where Words Meet], a series of monthly readings by Francophone Canadian authors that takes place during happy hour (5 à 7).


The Ottawa Public Library is pleased to thank the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), for their generous sponsorship of the event.


This series was made possible through the support of the following organizations: the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Ottawa and Canadian Heritage.


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Une série de rencontres mensuelles en forme de 5 à 7 avec des auteur.e.s francophones du Canada présentée par la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa et l’Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français. Chaque rencontre a lieu au Bistro Marcil Lavallée de La Nouvelle Scène (333 avenue King Edward). Voici une liste des auteur.e.s invité.e.s pour la saison 2019-2020. Bonne lecture!