I started telling stories in 1999 at the Sergent recruteur, a Montreal brewpub which hosted Les Dimanches du conte, one of the oldest ongoing storytelling series in Quebec. While I tell my stories in French most of the time, I’ve performed in English on various occasions:
- Festival of Oral Literatures (FOOL) (2010)
- Vancouver Storytelling Festival (2009)
- Toronto Festival of Storytelling (2007)
- holiday activities at the Château Ramezay Museum (2006)
- Ottawa Storytelling Festival (2004)
- Yukon International Storytelling Festival (2002)
Highlights of my French-language career include:
- performing at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Place des Arts in Montreal
- touring Britanny (France) in 2005 with the storytelling group “Les Pelleteux d’légendes”.
- participating in many storytelling festivals including the Festival interculturel du conte du Québec, the Rendez-vous des grandes gueules in Trois-Pistoles, the first edition of the Festival De bouche à oreille and the Festival Voix d’Amériques, the Festival interculturel du conte de Chiny (Belgium) and the Les jours sont contés en Estrie festival.
- acting as creative consultant, writer and performer for various events such as “Légende pour la Farine Orpheline”, a multidisciplinary event; “Porteurs de tradition”, street storytelling; and the new permanent exhibition at the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum.
I’ve published four novels, Le Saint Patron des plans foireux (2019), La Grande Mort de mononc’ Morbide (2015), Montréel (2011) and Une fêlure au flanc du monde (2008), as well as two collections of tales, each bundled with an audio CD: Feu blanc. Contes de la Lune (2009) and Terre des pigeons (2002). My short stories have appeared in various Quebec magazines including Solaris, XYZ, and Moebius. My written fiction has brought me a few awards, including the Grand Prix de la science-fiction et du fantastique québecois in 2003.