|Born||February 21, 1957|
|Occupation||poet, playwright, novelist|
|Notable works||Le Chien, Un Vent se lève qui éparpille|
Jean Marc Dalpé (born 21 February 1957 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian playwright and poet.He is one of the most important figures in Franco-Ontarian literature.
Dalpé studied theatre at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 1973. In 1979, he obtained graduate diploma from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec.He subsequently worked with several Franco-Ontarian theatre companies, including as a co-founder of Ottawa's Théâtre de la Vieille 17 in 1979. He was also associated with the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury for several years, writing many of his early works there and publishing them with that city's Prise de parole publishing house. He returned to the University of Ottawa in 1987 as writer in residence, and was a grant adjudicator for the Canada Council the following year.
In 1990, he was writer in residence at the Festival des Francophonies in Limoges, France, and in 1993 at Montreal's Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale.
He won the Governor General's Award on three occasions.
He currently resides in Montreal.
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