Journées de la culture

Giving Voice to the Past: Experience the 18th Century through Its Archives
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2018 AT 1:30 P.M. AND 3 P.M.

Public reading presented in partnership with the Groupe de recherche en histoire des sociabilités (Research Group on the History of Sociabilities) in conjunction with the exhibition Paris on Display - 18th-Century Boutiques, followed by a musical performance of 18th century works from the French classical repertoire.

Immerse yourself in the 18th century via words and stories that have come down to us from that era. Quebec actress Geneviève Rochette will read archival excerpts that will transport listeners to Paris during the Age of Enlightenment, an era poised between the simple pleasures of the bourgeoisie and the tensions of the coming revolution.

Author, director and actress Geneviève Rochette is known for her roles on television (Omertà, Mirador, La Galère, Ruptures) and the stage (La Galère sur scène, Le dîner de cons), as well as her engaged citizen writing.
In French. Activity and exhibition free for participants.
No reservation required, each performance is limited to 40 participants.


1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Reading excerpts from archival documents (30 minutes) 

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.: Musical performance by two musicians from The Schulich School of Music (McGill University).
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Come meet Marie-Josée Poisson, author of Book 1 and 2 of ''Liées par le sang'' during a signing session



Guest Writer
Sunday September 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marie-Josée Poisson, author of Book 1 and 2 of Liées par le sang (Éditions La Semaine), is the Stewart Museum’s special guest. With the history of New France at the core of Ms. Poisson’s storytelling, the museum’s collections have proven a true source of inspiration. The novelist will share insights about her creative process with her readers during her book-signing.

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