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February 01, 1999

U of G hosts Francophone writers

The University of Guelph will showcase the first in a series of readings by Francophone writers Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The series is sponsored by the Canada Council, the College of Arts and the schools of Languages of Literatures and Fine Art and Music. It will be held in the Whippletree, located on the fourth floor of the University Centre.

Quebec poet and novelist Monique Juteau and musician Catherine Potter will perform. The event is free and open to the public. The reading will be in French.
Profs. Stephanie Nutting and Francois Pare, Languages and Literatures, are co-ordinating the Canada Council series, which will host three Francophone writers at the University of Guelph, with additional performances at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University.

The Feb. 10 performance, "East to West: Journey to India," will feature Juteau reading against a backdrop of large collages of Indian newspaper clippings designed by Trois-Rivieres artist Jean-Pierre Gaudreau. The author of two novels and four collections of poetry, Juteau will use visual items and props to offset her dramatic presentation.

Potter will accompany Juteau with classical Indian music played on the bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute. Potter has been studying with India's leading flutist since 1985, and is a composer and arranger for film, theatre and dance.

For information, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 824-4120 Ext. 3338

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