French Book Fair

Centre culturel francophone de l'Okanagan

Monday and Tuesday, October 21st and 22nd, 2019
10 AM – 7 PM
702 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna


The French Book Fair is back with
new publishers and more books!

You are all invited to join us for the Fall edition of the French Book Fair organized by the Centre Culturel Francophone de l’Okanagan. Louis Anctil, an expert in French resources, will present fiction and non-fiction books for adults. Annick Rahkola will also offer advice with colourful French children’s books.

Lynn-Dell of Oui For Kids is joining us this year! She is bringing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for preschool to age 12. There will also be classroom supplies and teaching units from Les Éditions l’Envolée et Poster Pals. You may find that “just right” stocking stuffer amongst the games and activity books.

Enjoy holding books in your hands, browse and find some hidden treasure.

Round Table: Tuesday October 22nd, 5:30pm
Current French Canadian Poetry with Francis Langevin

Who are your favorite poets? Which poem has left a lasting impression on you? The roundtable will focus on Canadian poetry published in French. People are asked to bring a collection or even just a poem to share with the participants at the roundtable. Nelligan, Desbiens, Miron, of course, but also Natasha Kanape Fontaine, Hélène Dorion, Carol Lebel, Louise Desjardins, Marjolaine Beauchamp, France Daigle, Aimee Levesque, Paul Chanel Malenfant, Georgette Leblanc, etc.

Francis Langevin is a French professor at UBC Okanagan. He will facilitate a discussion on current French Canadian poetry.