Mile End Literary Tour 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 p.m.
Space available in English tour

In this two-hour tour we’ll stroll along many of the streets of the neighbourhood to discover some of the places and themes that inspired several Montreal writers during the 20th and 21st centuries. We’ll read excerpts – some in their original languages, some in translation. The tour is being offered this year as part of the Journées de la culture.

Tour led by Melanie Leavitt and Joshua Wolfe, Mile End Memories.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at 2 p.m.
Length: Approx. 2 hours

Start and end points: Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., H2V 4G7

Register by phoning 514-872-2141
Remember to specify which tour — English or French — you want to take.


  • Beaudoin, Myriam. Hadassa. Leméac, 2006.
  • Bell, Don. “Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory” in Weekend Magazine, 19 April 1969.
  • Dickner, Nicolas. Nikolski. Alto, 2005.
    English translation (same title): Trumpeter Books, 2009.
  • Drouin, Pierre-Marc. Mile End Stories (in French only). Éditions Québec-Amérique, 2011.
  • Farhoud, Abla. Le Sourire de la petite Juive. TYPO, 2013.
    English translation: Hutchison Street. Linda Leith Publishing, 2018
  • Freedman, Ariela. Léa. Linda Leith Publishing, 2022.
  • Goldstyn, Jacques. Les étoiles. Pasteque, 2019.
  • Girard, Pascal. Petty Theft. Drawn & Quarterly, 2014 and Rebecca and Lucie in the Case of the Missing Neighbour. Drawn & Quarterly, 2021.
  • Hellman, Michel. Mile End. Pow Pow Press, 2011.
  • Henrard, Pascal and Hélène Meunier. Madame Coquelicot. Du Phoenix, 2013.
  • Klein, A.M. The Second Scroll. 1951.
  • Maillet, Andrée. Nouvelles montréalaises. Beauchemin, 1966.
  • Mémoire du Mile End. Mile End Portraits, 2019.
  • Michaels, Sean. The Wagers. Random House Canada, 2019.
  • Morissette, Guillaume. New Tab. Vehicule Press, 2014.
  • Nawaz, Saleema. Bone and Bread. House of Anansi Press, 2013.
  • Proulx, Monique. Les Aurores montréalaises. Éditions du Boréal, 1997.
    English translation : Aurora Montrealis. Douglas and McIntyre, 2013.
  • Richler, Mordecai. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959); The Street (1969); St Urbain’s Horseman (1971); Home Sweet Home (1984); etc.
  • Samuel, Sigal. The Mystics of Mile End. Freehand Books, 2015.
  • Sarris, Fotios. A Foreign Country. Dumagrad, 2020.
  • Sauves, Magali. 160 Rue Saint-Viateur Ouest (in French only). Mémoire d’Encrier, 2018.
  • Simon, Sherry. Translating Montreal: Episodes in a Life of a Divided City. McGill-Queens University Press, 2006.
  • Zipora, Malka. Lekhaim!. Éditions du Passage, 2006.
    English translation. Rather Laugh Than Cry: Stories from a Hassidic Household. Véhicule Press, 2007.