Virginie Beauregard D., 46th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Virginie Beauregard D. is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry: Les heures se trompent de but (The hours miss their mark) in 2010; in 2014 she published D’une main sauvage (From a Savage Hand) which was a finalist for the Emile Nelligan Prize in 2015 and a winner of the Jean Lafrenière Prize at the International Poetry Festival of Trois-Rivières in 2016. Les derniers coureurs (The Last Runners) in 2018 and was a finalist for the prestigious Prix des Libraires in 2019. All three volumes were published by Les Editions de l’Ecrou. In 2019, she published a children’s book, Perruche (Parakeet) at La Courte Echelle. She is very active in the contemporary Quebecois poetry world and one of her earliest poems, “Vous êtes tous des petits garçons qui rêvez de lilas en fleurs” (“You are all little boys who dream of flowery lilacs”) was performed by the theater company Thêatre de Quatre Sous in Montreal in 2009.


The reading took place on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 12 p.m. in the University Theatre at Old Dominion University. Peter Schulman served as translator.

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