Manitoba Writers' Guild Presents "In Dialogue" Reading Series Featuring Charles Leblanc

The Manitoba Writers’ Guild presents: In Dialogue with Charles Leblanc and Marc Prescott at the Winnipeg Free Press Cafe on Monday, January 14, 2013

Charles Leblanc was one of two main translators who worked with Di Brandt on her acclaimed 2010 poetry collection, Walking to Mojacar.

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Charles Leblanc was born in Montreal in 1950 and moved to Manitoba in October 1978. Holder of a Bachelor in Social Sciences, a Honours Bachelor in Economics and a Translation Certificate, he has had several jobs: teacher and researcher in economics, barman, server, co-owner of a bar, professional theatre actor, cultural events organizer, industrial worker and translator. Leblanc is an occasional literary columnist for the local weekly La Liberté. He has also participated in numerous theatre plays in Montreal and Winnipeg as an actor and playwright. Leblanc has written seven poetry books and co-authored one narrative, all published by Éditions du Blé (Manitoba). Last title: des briques pour un vitrail (anthology) (2008). Leblanc recently worked with Turnstone author Di Brandt, translating sections of her poetry collection, Walking to Mojacar (2010), into French.


Praise for Leblanc's translation work in Walking to Mojacar:

"In Di Brandt's experiments across languages, and in the work of the translators who contribute to these pages, translation is the source of an astonishing poetics, where "joining procedures" are a principle of invention. This is a book of connections, where cities, landscapes, languages and poetic forms intermingle. Brandt's lyric voice expands the world, revealing the gaps between languages and memories to be a space where rich dramas unfold."

Sherry Simon, author of Gender in Translation
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