Investigating language as the basis of culture

Investigating language as the basis of culture

Thursday 27th September: 1830 – 2030

Authors:Guillaume Morissette, Christian Guay-Poliquin, Cherie Dimaline

Chair: Pr Craig Moyes

Guillaume Morissette is a young and dynamic Québécois author whose new book The Original Face tells the story of a struggling digital artist facing up to the anxieties of the internet age. Christian Guay-Poliquin, also from Québec, is the author of Running on Fumes, which was recently translated into English – a disquieting tale of survival set in an apocalyptic Canada without electricity. They will be in conversation with the Georgian Bay Métis author Cherie Dimaline whose first novel The Marrow Thieves is a dystopia centered on the Indigenous peoples of North America – a deeply symbolic story in which the Natives are the only people who retain the ability to dream. These three authors all master language to express different ideas and themes, and they will discuss the impact of language on culture. 


The discussion will be followed by a reception hosted by the Québec Government Office or which all ticket-holders are welcome to stay. 


Tickets: £5 


Please note that admission to the Québec Government Office requires pre-registered tickets. Tickets cannot be bought on the door and must be purchased in advance.