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E.H. Norman Speaker Series

“Migrant literature en français, the perspectives of two women writers”

The Embassy of Canada's E.H. Norman Speaker Series introduces Canada and showcases Canadian perspectives through guest lectures from academics, authors, and artists.

Kim Thuy is a Vietnamese-Canadian writer living in Montreal, and Ryoko Sekiguchi is a Japanese poet and translator living in Paris. The two share something in common: they write in French, which is not their first language. From their perspective as women writers, Ms. Thuy and Ms. Sekiguchi will discuss why they work in French rather than in their native languages, and explore the roles played by language, migration, and gender in shaping identity. They will also tell us about their lives as immigrants in Montreal and Paris, and much more.

Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting event.

Guest Speaker:
Kim Thuy, Writer
Ryoko Sekiguchi, Poet / Translator

Time:Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 18:30-20:00 (Doors open at 18:00)

Place: Embassy of Canada Oscar Peterson Theatre (B2 level)

Language:  French / Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

Admission: Free – advance registration required

Organizer: Embassy of Canada, Meiji University

Please register by e-mail by Tuesday, October 11, clearly indicating the information requested below in your message. Registration will be closed when full.

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Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Fax: 03-5412-6249


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