French book expo and author tour coming to Summerside

Colin MacLean
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SUMMERSIDE – Francophone literature will be on display for Island students during an upcoming book fair and author tour coming to Summerside.

More than 1,000 students are scheduled to visit the first edition of the Salon du Livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard being held on June 5-7 at the Centre Belle-Alliance.

Salon de Livre is a French book expo that also features a number of authors from Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Outside expo hours the authors will also be traveling to local schools to share their experiences in writing.

Visiting authors include Dominique Demers, Marie Laberge, MC June and more.

Expo hours include:

Thursday, June 5:  6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday, June 6:  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 7:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The official program of events is available online at Some highlights include:

• Cooking to overcome pain and chronic inflammation by Jacqueline Lagacé on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• What a parents can do to develop the love of reading in their children by Dominique Demers on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.

• Tribute to our young writers by MC June on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m.

Geographic location: Summerside, Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Atlantic Canada Quebec

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