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Jan 22
Barbara Stiegler 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Talk: Stéphane Bouquet and Valérie Mréjen

Albertine Bookstore is happy to welcome French poet Stéphane Bouquet and writer, filmmaker, and mixed media artist.Valérie Mréjen for a conversation, moderated by Bouquet's translator Lindsay Turner.

The talk will be introduced by the Poetry Society, co-organizer of the event.

Stéphane Bouquet will be talking about his collection of poems The Next Loves, translated by Lindsay Turner and released by Nightboat Books in September 2019, and Valérie Mréjen will be presenting Black Forest, translated by Katie Shireen Assef and published by Deep Vellum in October 2019.

Find more information about the event on Albertine Bookstore's website and on the Poetry Society website.

Stéphane Bouquet is the author of several collections of poems. He has published books on filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, as well as screenplays for feature films, and has translated poets. He has also given workshops in performance arts. Bouquet is a recipient of a 2003 Prix de Rome and a 2007 Mission Stendhal Award, and has been featured in France and internationally at festivals, residencies, and events, including the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair and the 2018 Toronto Festival of Authors.

Valérie Mréjen is a writer, filmmaker, and mixed media artist. She has written five novels, and exhibited widely in France and abroad. She is an alumna of residencies at Villa Medici in Rome and Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto. Mréjen’s first feature–length film, En ville, was a Director’s Fortnight selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, and her children’s play, Trois Hommes Verts, premiered at the Théâtre Gennevilliers in 2014.