Student from Gatineau wins an international poetry contest

Fountain pen with flower
Gatineau, June 19, 2022. — The jury of the International Poetry Contest organized by the Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université, in France, has chosen to award the poem « Mode d'emploi pour cueillir une fleur » by Myriam Legault-Beauregard, a student at the University of Ottawa who is pursuing a doctorate in French literature.

More precisely, it is the Prix de l'UFR de Langue française, worth 450€, which was awarded to the student on June 30th, during a ceremony in which she participated by videoconference. The competition, which was open to all students in higher education institutions in France and abroad, was based on an open theme and the texts were submitted to a jury of writers and academics.

Myriam Legault-Beauregard
Myriam Legault-Beauregard, Prix de l’UFR de Langue française recipient

"I am honored and touched. It was my youngest, who started eating solid foods this winter, who gave me the idea for the beginning. I entered this contest for fun, without too many expectations, so this award is a wonderful surprise!", said the recipient, who is also a translator and slam artist.

The winning poems and more information about the contest can be found on the following website :

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Myriam Legault-Beauregard 
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