Prix Litteraire des Collégiens

Do you like reading? Are you comfortable reading in French or want to improve your French language skills? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you should consider being part of the John Abbott deliberation committee for the Prix littéraire des collégiens (PLDC) this coming winter semester.

When participating in the PLDC, your job is to read five pre-selected books. Over two meetings, you deliberate with the other participants and the teacher in charge, Daniel Rondeau, to choose which book deserves to win the grand title. After those exchange sessions, one student is chosen to represent the college at the national debate, an event where one student from every participating Cegep meets up to pick the official winner.

Being a part of the PLDC allows you to not only be a part of the debate process to determine which author should be crowned, but you also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to the authors themselves.

The five literary works competing for first place have already been announced: Royal by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard, De bois debout by Jean-François Caron, Au grand soleil cachez vos filles by Abla Farhoud, Le plongeur by Stéphane Larue, and finally Le corps des bêtes by Audrée Wilhelmy. The books are available before leaving for winter break.

This way, participating in the PLDC doesn’t add much to your workload during the winter semester. So, for those who enjoy reading by the fireplace or under the Christmas tree, the PLDC is for you!

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Noémi Blom
Office Manager

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 6 on November 22, 2017