Les mardis Tranquille

Les mardis Tranquille

Information on the activity

November 21, 2023 to March 12, 2024

Two Tuesdays each month, the Grand Salon in the Esplanade Tranquille pavilion hosts talks (in French) about the art of words, inspired by the intellectual, visionary and rebellious bookseller Henri Tranquille.

Les mardis Tranquille will be led by host, journalist and cultural mediator Julie Laferrière, who had the good fortune to meet the legendary Mr. Tranquille. The sessions will explore a variety of themes with inspiring guest speakers from the world of literature and writing, with time for interaction with the public.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. limited capacity | first come, first served


November 21: Independent booksellers

  • Jean-Benoît Dumais – General Manager of ‘’Les’’
  • Olivia Sofia – Co-owner of the bookstore ‘’Un livre à soi’’
  • Chantal Fontaine – Bookseller at ‘’Librairie moderne’’

December 5: Literature for the benefit of gastronomy

  • Johane Despins - Journalist and host
  • Anne Fortin - Author, linguist and ethnologist
  • Danny St-Pierre - Chef, owner and host

December 19: Tales

  • Stéphanie Bénéteau - Storyteller and general and artistic director of the Festival interculturel du conte de Montréal
  • Jocelyn Bérubé - Storyteller, actor and musician

January 16: Words in songs

  • Michel Rivard - Musician, songwriter and performer
  • Stéphanie Boulay - Musician, writer, songwriter and performer

January 30: Teaching literature

Upcoming guests

February 13: Dramaturgy (in collaboration with TNM)

Upcoming guests

February 27: Poetry

Upcoming guests

March 12: Words in Scriptwriting

Upcoming guests

*Subject to change