Stéfanie Clermont at BookFest Windsor: Fiction Across Borders
37 University Ave E
Windsor, ON N9A 1E4
Join us at BookFest Windsor for the Fiction Across Borders event! Stéfanie Clermont (The Music Game) will be joined in conversation by fellow author Karl Jirgens (Razor’s Edge) for readings of their works. Books will be sold and signed around the corner in the Amphitheatre space. As a special treat, we will have Windsor’s newest Poet Laurette, Vanessa Shields, doing poetry on demand at the Biblioasis on-site Bookstore in the Amphitheatre space. The event will take place at the School of Creative Arts (The Armouries) on Saturday, October 15 at 6PM ET. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members).
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Friends since grade school, Céline, Julie, and Sabrina come of age at the start of a new millennium, supporting each other and drifting apart as their lives pull them in different directions. But when their friend dies by suicide in the abandoned city lot where they once gathered, they must carry on in the world that left him behind—one they once dreamed they would change for the better. From the grind of Montreal service jobs, to isolated French Ontario countryside childhoods, to the tenuous cooperation of Bay Area punk squats, the three young women navigate everyday losses and fears against the backdrop of a tumultuous twenty-ﬁrst century. An ode to friendship and the ties that bind us together, Stéfanie Clermont’s award-winning The Music Game confronts the violence of the modern world and pays homage to those who work in the hope and faith that it can still be made a better place.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Stéfanie Clermont travelled throughout Canada and the United States, working at a wide variety of jobs, before settling in Montreal in 2012. The Music Game, her first book, won the prestigious Ringuet Prize of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, the Quebec Arts Council’s prize for a new work by a young artist, and the Adrienne Choquette Prize for short stories. It was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and was included in Le Combat des livres, the French-language counterpart of Canada Reads.