Poet launches book
Green Valley poet David Ménard launches his latest book, “Poupée de rouille,” October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at École secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria. The authors Denis Sauvé and Jean-Claude Larocque will give a presentation on the real story of Marie-Josephte Corriveau, the popular Québec folk figure who is the inspiration for the poetic tale, while students of the Café chantant troupe will offer a dramatic reading. MarieJosephte Corriveau, also known as La Corriveau, became a legend in La Nouvelle-France, where she lived from 1733 to 1763 in SaintVallier. Mr. Ménard’s book imagines her reflections as she waits in her dungeon cell to be hanged for the murder of her husband. La Corriveau thinks of her relationship with her father, her cousin and Louis-Étienne Dodier, her second husband, as well as the circumstances surrounding his death.