H3C Evening: Readings on Place Publique

For this fourth evening on the Place Publique, Fonderie Darling invites you to a series of readings by local residents. On the program: artist and poet Maude Veilleux presents a recent text, author Gabriel Charlebois-Plante and actor/director Mathieu Leroux read excerpts from their theatrical works, and finally Annie Landreville, in writing residency at the Coopérative d'habitation Cercle Carré all summer, presents the state of her current literary research. As a bonus to this H3C evening, Winnipeg-based author Hannah Godfrey joins the program to present excerpts from her most recent publication, Critical Fictions.



5pm / Opening of the terrace bar
6:30pm / Beginning of readings

Exhibitions will be accessible free of charge until 10 pm
Bar & DJ until 11pm
Music by Joyce Joumaa


Thanks to the support of ODEA Montreal, the Borough of Ville-Marie and the Société de Développement Commercial Vieux-Montréal, Fonderie Darling is proud to offer a series of festive and artistic evenings, free and accessible to all. We would also like to thank le Seltzer, Zamalek, Mate Libre and Gutsy Kombucha for providing the terrace bar with delicious products. 

In case of rain, the readings will be held indoors.





Hannah Godfrey is an artist, curator, and writer. Her work is informed by queer echo-locating, contemporary art, and recollection. She is the Curator of Galerie Buhler Gallery in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. Her next book, "Oubliette" will be published by Nevermore in autumn 2023.

Maude Veilleux publishes collections of poetry and novels. Over the years, her texts have also appeared in various magazines in Quebec, France and Belgium. In particular, she is developing a practice at the frontiers of writing, digital literature and performance. She lives and works in Montreal.

Since 2012, Gabriel Charlebois-Plante has directed - and produced - Clap Clap, Cube blanc and Plyball, presented at La Chapelle, OFFTA and Les Chantiers du Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec, among others. President of the CEAD from 2017 to 2021, occasional stage director (including for a wacky rereading of Corneille's Cid), winner of the Gratien-Gélinas prize in 2016, his Leméac publications include Prouesses et épouvantables digestions du redouté Pantagruel (Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, 2018), Histoire populaire et sensationnelle (Espace libre, 2020) and Sur l'apparition des os dans le corps (Théâtre Prospero, 2023).

Annie Landreville lives in Rimouski. Poet, curator and cultural worker, she has published three collections of poetry: Partitions (éditions d'Orphée), Date de péremption, Prix Jovette-Bernier 2019, (éditions de la Grenouillère) and Traité de poésie à l'usage des malades modernes, from her Prescriptions poétiques (Fond'tonne). Her main interests are territory, the body and memory. In residence at the CALQ studio in Montreal until December, she is completing a project weaving links between public art, the street and the human being, in a geopoetic posture.

Writer, actor/dancer, director and dance dramaturge Mathieu Leroux is a graduate of UQAM's École supérieure de théâtre (acting and directing). He has founded and co-directed two theatre companies (Putto Machine and Les Néos); he was a member of the touring team of Théâtre Sans Fil - marionnettes géantes for seven years, in addition to writing and performing some one hundred short plays with Les Néos. He has created a solo show (La naissance de Superman), a group play (Scrap, Espace Libre), and co-wrote the adaptation of six plays from the family saga Les Atrides (Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste). He was dramaturg on Twist de tanzmainz, in Germany - a piece for 20 dancers - and on Relic, created for Ballet BC in Vancouver. He can be seen on stage in Le sixième sens by Michelle Parent (Salle Fred-Barry, January 2020), in Bones & Wires - his choreographic co-creation with Sébastien Provencher (Tangente, May 2021), and in cet intervalle by Morena Prats (Espace libre, 2023).