Guy Lalancette invited to La Totale

ecrivain-originaire-girardvilleThe writer Guy Lalancette not used to expose. Professional Writers Association of Sagamie (EPAS) managed to convince her to leave the forest a few days, to be the guest of La Totale, an event that aims to highlight the work of a writer native of the area who lives outside.

From March 28 to April 2, Guy Lalancette will all forums. After Louise Portal and Larry Tremblay, writer Girardville native who lives in Chibougamau was selected for the third edition of La Totale.

One who made career in teaching drama in Chibougamau is a member of the EPAS for fifteen years.

This is the work and the will to evolve in a remote area that led him to settle in Chibougamau. “After university studies in literature, I looked for a place that would allow me to have a free hand,” he said during a telephone interview.

He taught French at the Multipurpose first, then quickly put together a dramatic expression yard. “I was hoping this kind of freedom.”

He founded a theater company, has published novels and short stories. Even if he has seen his work many times rewarded when the EPAS approached La Totale, he initially afraid. “It’s a fairly large contract, we must be ready to work. I have to meet students from CEGEP and university. I am not a literary theorist. I am a practitioner, as I am a practitioner of the theater, “he explains.

The author did not used to be put at the forefront.

“I participated in group, I also do theater, I know what it is performing. But being alone, that light is about me, my name is intense. I have to defend the quality of my work. ”

He still receives the invitation as a compliment.

“This is a pressure, but also an honor. If I am chosen is that my writings have resonance. It is a web case with the tribute received the Book Fair of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean in 2015. The prices leave traces, “he says.


Free for all different public meetings are listed in schedule La Totale.

The first will be held in Jonquière Library Tuesday, March 29 at 14h. The chat will be hosted by Yvon Paré and will focus on the novel A love empoulaillé.

Another meeting organized by funeral homes Gravel and son will be held March 30 at the Hotel La Saguenéenne to 19h. It will take the form of a dialogue between the author and Francine Belle Isle on the sound made death by falling, written story when her sister died in 2009. There will be reading excerpts by actress Erika Brisson, after reading layout Dario Larouche. The event is free, but reservations are required at 418-543-0755.

The highlight of La Totale is a literary performance on Friday 1 April at 18:30. The event, the only one that is not free, will be held at the Auberge des 21 and will bring together literature and gastronomy on an evening. Guy Lalancette punctuate the meal prepared by chef Marcel Bouchard of reading a text written specially for the occasion. (For reservation, 418-698-3000 ext 4650, tickets cost $ 75).

Several targeted meetings also allow the author to meet students from area colleges and universities.

“I’m going from what I know, what I am, of my writings, my happiness, my whims. I do not know the people I meet. The challenge is to reach them. ”

The complete program is available at

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