Mois de la Francophonie : Kim Thúy on tour in the MidwestDélégation du Québec à Chicago Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to Monday, March 12, 2018
Celebrate Mois de la Francophonie with a unique and rare opportunity to meet Vietnamese-born Québécoise writer, Kim Thúy!
Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and mattresses with actual fleas. Kim learned French and English, and as she grew older, seized what opportunities an immigrant could; she put herself through school picking vegetables and sewing clothes, worked as a lawyer and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was married and a mother when the urge to write struck her, and she found herself scribbling words at every opportunity – pulling out her notebook at stoplights and missing the change to green. The story emerging was one of a Vietnamese émigré on a boat to an unknown future: her own story fictionalized and crafted into a stunning novel. Thúy has received many awards for her literary works, including the Ordre national du Québec, the highest award given by the Government of Québec.
A Conversation with author Kim Thúy
Alliance française Mpls/St. Paul
March 6, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
$10 AF members/$20 General Admission
Visiting Author – Kim Thúy
Boswell Book Company
March 8, 2018
Salon du Livre
Alliance française Chicago
March 10, 2018
10:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
De l’écriture migrante à l’écriture transculturelle (en français)
March 12, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.