Apr 16, 2021
Describing himself foremost as a creator, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is one member of the Wendat community that is involved in the dissemination of Indigenous cultures and arts. Perhaps you had the chance to meet him in one of the famous Kwahiatonhk Literary Bingo, either at the Nouvelle-Scène in 2018 or at the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais in 2019?
Born in 1976 in Wendake (Quebec), Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui published his first book in 2005 entitled Yawendara et la forêt des Têtes-Coupées. Proud of his success, he continued refining his skills in various books such as La femme venue du Ciel, Chroniques de Kitchike : la grande débarque and Amun. This last book, if you remember, was the highlight of the 2017 Indigenous Book Club at OPL.
Multitalented, he is also a renowned poet, having published several books of poetry: Au pied de mon orgueil, De la paix en jachère, Les grandes absences, and his last creation : Les visages de la terre.
To finish off this brief introduction, I invite you to watch a short-animated film entitled Le ciel pourfendu based on one of his poems. Have fun discovering this multidisciplinary artist!