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 University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.