BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Pallister tribute to precede reading by Montréal author

Montréal author, screenwriter and storyteller Monique Proulx will be the 10th artist in the Pallister Francophone Canadian Lecture Series. She will give a reading at 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 1) in the Pallister Conference Room of Jerome Library.

The reading will follow a tribute and reception honoring the accomplishments of series benefactor Dr. Janis Pallister, who passed away last fall. The tribute begins at 4 p.m. in the same room. All events are free and open to the public.

Several of Proulx’s works of fiction have earned high honors. “Invisible Man at the Window” was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and adapted for the feature film “Memories Unlocked.” “Sex of the Stars” was also adapted for the screen and represented Canada in the Academy Awards’ foreign film category in 1994. She has worked with numerous film directors and has also written for television and radio, in addition to her novels and short stories.

Pallister’s influential BGSU career spanned four decades and several languages and disciplines. She earned a reputation as a scholar, educator, author, poet, critic, translator and world traveler. 

Her philanthropic contributions included support of the Edith Reed Pallister Scholarship, Pro Musica, the Medici Circle and the Gish Film Theater. Her support of the Jerome Library resulted in the restoration of the exterior murals. She created the Pallister Francophone Canadian Lecture Series to highlight the cultural significance of the French-speaking experience in North America.

For more information about Wednesday’s events, visit www.bgsu.edu/cast or call the BGSU Canadian Studies Center at 419-372-2457. Reservations are not required; seating is available on a first-to-arrive basis.

The lecture is made possible with support from the Pallister Lecture Series Fund, the government of Canada, and the Ministére des Relations internationales du gouvernement du Québec.

March 30, 2009