Event celebrates the poetry and writings of French-Canadian writer Nicole Brossard, Feb. 25

Glendon Campus in the winter
Glendon Campus

Myra Bloom, assistant professor of English at the Glendon Campus, is hosting a bilingual night of poetry to honour the Québécois cultural icon Nicole Brossard. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST.

Nicole Brossard. Image: Simon Villeneuve
Nicole Brossard. Image: Simon Villeneuve

The event will feature readings and conversations about Brossard’s writing. Brossard is a leading French-Canadian formalist poet and novelist. Her work is known for exploration of feminist themes and for challenging masculine-oriented language and points of view in French literature.

Brossard will be in attendance for the readings, as will the editors of the recent anthology Avant Desire: A Nicole Brossard Reader (2020).

The event is supported by the Groupe de recherche sur le Canada francophone, francophile et en français.

University community members interested in attending this bilingual celebration of exceptional poetry should email mbloom@yorku.ca for the Zoom link and information about how to attend this online celebration.