A show featuring eight playful and sincere artists presenting their poems, stories and songs. In
Opening show hosted by Élizabeth Gagnon, who brought us our musical roots for many wonderful
years on Radio-Canada’s now defunct Chaîne culturelle.
The evening will feature this year’s guest of honour, Chloé Sainte-Marie, singing a number of
songs accompanied by her guitarist, Réjean Bouchard, who worked with her on the show Je marche à
toi. Also performing will be the charming Ginette, a singer who travels between city and country,
plays the piano, guitar, and accordion, and raises goats; young storyteller Renée Robitaille, who
tells her delightful, touching and poetic stories with wit and finesse; poet-singers Charles
Guilbert and Guylaine Coderre, who are united by a multidisciplinary approach and a shared
commitment to craftsmanship; and three great poets: Paul Chamberland, Denise Desautels and Martine
To accompany these wordsmiths, three musicians, all virtuosos and improvisers: Bernard Falaise,
a pillar of the Festival, on guitar; the energetic Rémi Leclerc on drums; and Patrick Hamilton on
We are grateful to La Paryse for sponsoring the show.