Published on November 1, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Louise Dupré
Louise Dupré

Samford University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures will host a lecture featuring visiting author Louise Dupré Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in 202 Burns Hall.

The department welcomes Dupré as part of its celebration of National French Week.

Dupré, a Quebec poet, novelist, dramatist, literary critic and former professor of creative writing, is a member of the Académie des lettres du Québec and of the Royal Society of Canada. Her many honors include the Alfred-Desrochers Prize, the Grand Prize of the International Poetry Festival, the Prize of the Society of Canadian writers, the Governor General’s Award and the Grand Prize of the Quebecor International Poetry Festival.

Also during National French Week and extending into International Education Week, world languages and cultures will begin a free, public Tournées Film Festival that offers six acclaimed films Nov. 7–21.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.