February 3 | 5:00 pm
Grand festival d’ouverture de L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe
L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe celebrates its opening with events all week. Translation services are available for all events (contact info below).
L’Euguélionne, 1426 Beaudry, Montreal
Among the many events is this reading on Feb 6th:
“Mémoire d’encrier et L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe vous invite pendant Le Mois de l’Histoire des Noirs / Black History Month à une soirée décontractée et incandescente lors de laquelle les auteures Stéphane Martelly, Ouanessa Younsi et Flavia Garcia rendront hommage à des femmes des mondes noirs qui les ont inspirées dans leurs créations et leurs vies.”
Check out the full event listing in French and English here.
read an excerpt from event description in English below:
“It’s been more than a month since L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe opened its doors to the public, and its success has already exceeded our expectations!
To celebrate the start of this amazing adventure, the bookstore will host a series of feminist and literary events from the 3rd to the 9th of February. From storytelling to panels, from reading nights to zine-making, there will be an event for everyone! You are all welcomed to join us throughout this week-long festival, which promises discussions and encounters of all kinds.
Friday, February 3rd: Grand opening happy hour, with readings around the theme “Lettre à une lectrice.” With the participation of Louise Dupré, Lise Gauvin, Julie Delporte, Chloé Savoie-Bernard and Sabrina Rony! The event will be followed by drinks at bar Le Cocktail, located close to the bookstore! (http://bit.ly/2jlS76A)
Saturday, February 4th: Youth day. Storytelling and workshop around the theme “Modèle de femmes inspirantes.” Children of all ages are welcomed to attend! (http://bit.ly/2jPNWmP)
Sunday, February 5th: Sunday careday. Workshop “Care et art textile” hosted by Pascale Brunet of the Politics and Care Collective, followed by a zine-making workshop with the artist Ambivalently Yours. (http://bit.ly/2jPw6kb)
Monday, February 6th: Reading night “Femmes des mondes noirs,” in celebration of Black History Month. (http://bit.ly/2iRs4I6)
Tuesday, February 7th: Panel “Femmes Ingouvernables : l’écriture du trouble alimentaire comme acte de résistance,” in the context of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. (http://bit.ly/2jPLD38)
Wednesday, February 8th: Centre-Sud/Village community day. Happy hour with activists, workers and organizations of the bookstore’s neighbourhood. (http://bit.ly/2jcZNdw)
Thursday, February 9th: Editors’ popcorn event. Panel and discussion about feminist editing. (http://bit.ly/2iRmEgx)
L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe is a space accessible to everyone. For more information on the physical environment of the bookstore or to be provided with the dimensions, contact us at info@librairieleuguelionne
People who need simultaneous translation (English-French) or translation in the Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) are invited to contact us at least 72 hours before the event they are interested in attending.
As well, to ensure everyone can get to the bookstore during the festival, we will reimburse transit fare to those who need it.
A ramp gives access to the back door. We will soon be installing a bell at the door but for the time being, one has to contact a member of the L’Euguélionne collective by calling 514-522-4949. It is also possible to knock on the window, and someone will come open the gate.
Upon entering, the narrowest part of the corridor is 85 cm. Two turns (with a diagonal of 121 cm for the narrowest one) must also be made. The bookstore was thought in a way that anyone can circulate around the rows easily.
The only stair in the library has an access ramp.
Our bathroom is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchairs. The closest accessible bathroom is located 50 meters from the bookstore, in the Tim Hortons at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Beaudry.
MORE ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
Support bars are located on each side of the front stairs of L’Euguélionne to help people go up the two stairs leading into the bookstore.
During winter, we shovel the snow out of the way to allow easier access to the doors. We also put salt down. Please ask us for help if you need it.
GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOM
The bookstore’s bathroom is a single stall, without any gender-specific sign on the door.
For any inquiry or question, do not hesitate to contact info@librairieleuguelionne
— excerpted from here.