Jean Mercier

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Jean Mercier

Author, Storyteller
Montreal, QC
Biography

".. thought-provocative, deeply curious and calmly celebratory, the magic of Mercier's words could certainly change one's life within a year."

Ellen Tanner Marsh , New York Times Best Selling Author

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A MESSAGE FROM CANADIAN POET and FILM PRODUCER JEAN MERCIER: 

"I realize now that everything that I did - or contributed to - for the last 30 years was about my friend who committed suicide. It profoundly affected and changed me forever and this journey will likely never end. 

Please, if for any reason you need some comfort, I want you to know that you are not alone. Reach out to someone, I am begging you. It is OK to ask for help. Everybody goes through hard times. Close your eyes for a minute and think of someone who loved you and made a difference in your life. The rest is irrelevant and you can tackle any problem. Let this love guide you against all odds. We hope that any of our work - films or books - can also help you and your loved ones to celebrate the love that is right there inside your heart. Do not hesitate to ask us any question! I always try to answer every email. Hugs good day! "

Jean Mercier, Poet, Film / TV Producer

(You can reserve a reading / workshop with Canadian Poet and Filmmaker Jean Mercier in person or through SKYPE and GOOGLE hangouts for your event. Enquire with us wherever you are! Sessions and subjects might vary but we will meet your group anytime, anywhere, and help you to meet your educational or general goals!)

Jean Mercier has written an astounding 179 poetry books to date, or over 17,900 pages and 52,500 short poems (Series Imagine Society). His films and series for television have been seen in more than 50 countries.

Among his many clients and broadcasters, we find: Disney Channel (Australia and New Zealand), RTVE (Spain) Télévision Monté-Carlo, Canal+DA and Studio Canal (France), YTV, TVA, TV Ontario, TFO (French Network), The Movie Network, Super-Écran, The Knowledge Network, Movie Central, Moviepix, Bravo, Ciné-Pop, CFCF-12 Montreal, and TLN (Canada), the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (Israel), Beta Taurus (Germany), B SKY B (UK), and the GoodLife Network (US). 

The productions of Mr. Mercier have also been distributed in Japan through courses of English as a second language with the Global Learning Channel of Sky Perfect TV, in Korea via EBS (Educational Broadcasting System), Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bopthuswana, in every country from the Arab World and many other territories from Eastern Europe like the Ex-USSR, Poland, Slovenia, Belarus and Hungary. Some of his titles are also currently available on DVD and can also be found via broadband on demand since 2007 with Amazon and since 2011 on Vimeo. Mr. Mercier also produced a few music CDs from the soundtracks of his films. He spends most of his time writing and developing new projects.

He studied in the Film Production Program at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University in Montreal.

Jean Mercier is Canadian, born in La Tuque in the Province of Quebec in Canada and he now lives in Montreal. 

To find more about Jean Mercier, or to contact him, please visit us at: apoemaday.TV 

Visit our paper celebrarting poetry in all and everyone: www.Thatspoetrytoo.com 

SPECIAL OFFER: Get JEAN in your classroom 30 minutes for FREE when you buy the books! (for booking anywhere in the world) 

* Get Poet Jean Mercier ONE-ON-ONE to meet your class or group, or even just a few friends or family for 30 minutes (on camera through SKYPE) FREE when you order our 11 books (Volumes 1 to 10 of A POEM A DAY + recently published Children's Novel A.J. & The Menagerie by Junichiro Kuniyoshi, co-creator of A POEM A DAY series)  at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MHW... or on AMAZON at: http://www.amazon.com/lm/R28XD1SRFIJ1JQ/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creati...

* Booking / arrangement to meet online will be accepted as follows: Order the 11 books in our collection, then simply email your receipt to us at apoemaday@me.com and we will be in touch within 48 hours to agree on a date and a topic for the discussion to help you if you have a specific goal. 

See also details lower on this page in the last PRESENTATION for more options on this offer. 

PLEASE NOTE:

* We can work in both English or French and we will travel anywhere within Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond.

We are also available for smaller groups, corporate events, trade shows or public fairs.  We also welcome invitations to roundtables and forums. 

Do not hesitate to contact us with your request.

Newspapers / radio / television / media can contact us at: apoemaday@me.com 

 

 

Presentations
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Rhymes and Harmony: How poetry changed my life in every way.

For all, starting at grade 2 and up.

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

I like to adapt my presentation and help you meet your goals for your particular group. We can discuss before and I am pretty flexible. I welcome any opportunity to meet people!

Usually, I start with a discussion on how important it is for everyone to cherish their own aspirations and their own dreams, and how poetry helped me to precisely do that while I was in fact just trying to help a struggling brother by writing him a love note every day. 

I also like to tackle how poetry really is a part of everyone's life even if we often don't notice it. I will do some readings of published and unpublished material. I usually also like to explain how it is essential for me to have this discipline of writing every single day no matter what happens. I also often use background music, and excerpts of my films, TV series and videos as well. Of course, I also love to take questions from the crowd. 

When the group really engage, I like to create a chain poem with them and share with the group little awakenings that tells how everyone has what it takes inside their heart to channel beautiful thoughts that will  enhance life -  not only for themselves - but for everyone they are in touch with and even beyond.

The following workshops are also a few examples of what we can do,  but again, do not hesitate to challenge us for a special presentation!

NOTE:  Mr. Mercier is also the publisher of Japanese children's novelist Junuchiro Kuniyoshi, co-creator of A POEM A DAY series. We can also secure the participation of Mr Kuniyoshi for your event, who can also perform a reading (in English) for the students on any of these sessions. 

Enquire with us. We are here to help you. 

See Mr. Kuniyoshi new children's book "A.J. & The Menagerie" at https://www.createspace.com/4762982 (apoemaday.TV, publisher)  

Mr. Kuniyoshi's book is currently developed into an animation series in Canada by Jean Mercier.

 

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Primary (1-3), Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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COME AND CREATE GREETING CARDS WITH US! It feels so good!

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

At this electronic time and age, we can still take time to show we care and reach out with creativity!

A little chat at how creativity and literacy can transform life into an endless source of joy for all, giving us all the tools to be resourceful, to reach out, and discover each other. Each participants will be invited to create a greeting card with a personal poem or quote inside, for a person or a cause dear to them.

 

Presentation type: Workshop

Recommended levels: Primary (1-3), Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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POETRY IS EVERYWHERE

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

Poetry is written for us everywhere we dare to contemplate or appreciate something or someone. 

When Mommy is cooking, that's poetry too! A reflection on how everyday's life is full of beautiful little moments, and how we can build a better life with positive thinking, gratitude and a little more love. We will create some poems together.

 

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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WHY I SHOULD STAND UP AGAINST BULLYING: Start your own awareness campaign

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

A little talk about bullying, its devastating effects on kids and everyone involved and how we can all be creative to prevent it.

We will write some poetry and create some posters to start an awareness campaign in the neighbourhood.

Presentation type: Workshop

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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WHAT IF WE NEVER MET?

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

I believe that poetry can awaken everyone to choose kindness, love, harmony, and peace. 

A little reading / workshop tackling the theme of interactions and the sum of decisions and events that make us who we are.

 

 

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Junior (4-6), Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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FROM CONCEPT TO A FULL BOOK: How do we do it? You want to be a writer? WRITE.

Suitable for small groups (up to 30).

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

I love this interview Woody Allen gave once to a French newspaper where he was asked how he could be so productive for so long. He answered: " I write one page a day. When I have 90 pages, I go out and shoot a movie." In this workshop, I will work with participants to help them commit to a clear plan giving themselves an agenda for their writing, just like they would do for any other goal they might have in life. 

 

 

 

 

Presentation type: Workshop

Recommended levels: Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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WHY SHOULD I WRITE A BOOK WHEN I WANT TO MAKE A FILM?

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English / French (I will read other poet's material in French.)

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice. More copies are available at $12. each. 

 

Books survive films. That's the plain truth. It is also the best way to invest your time wisely, making sure that your work will be protected, and that you will really give your story the best possible life after life.

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Again, we can also prepare a session to meet your particular goals or to fit with your event etc..

Just ask us!

Presentation type: Reading

Recommended levels: Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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1.4 Million fans on Facebook: How did we do it?

From a daily love note for friends and family to 1.4 Million fans on Facebook + 10 books: How did we do it?

Suitable for small groups to big ones.  

English or French

With the participation of Japanese children's novelist Junuchiro Kuniyoshi, co-creator of A POEM A DAY series.

 

See Mr. Kuniyoshi new children's book "A.J. & The Menagerie" at https://www.createspace.com/4762982

* Every booking includes 35 FREE copies (same title or many different ones) of any of Jean's books or films at your choice or of Mr. Kuniyoshi's new book "A.J. & The Menagerie". More copies are available from both authors. Just ask us. 

 

With over 1.4 MILLION fans, Canadian Poet & Film Director Jean Mercier's page is the MOST POPULAR NEW POETRY page in THE WORLD on Facebook! In this session, participants can ask the creators of A POEM A DAY any questions, and know a little more about the force and flaws of social medias.

 

 

Presentation type: Other

Recommended levels: Intermediate (7-8), High school (9-12)

Fees: $500./ per presentation + transportation + accommodation for 2 + $100.per diem x 2 if applicable

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TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS, GROUPS: Get the books, and schedule a One to One conversation with Poet Jean Mercier (30 min) - FREE!

Get your FREE 30 minutes (through SKYPE) on camera with Canadian Poet Jean Mercier when you order our book series (11 books) 

We will tackle any subject you want like to talk about. Contact us for details and to book your ONE-ON-ONE meeting for your group or your class now!

1. Buy the 11 volumes in the collection from apoemaday.TV directly though PAYPAL at: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MHW...

and we will be in touch after your transaction to set up your 30 minutes ONE-TO-ONE with Jean Mercier on SKYPE.

or get the collection on AMAZON at this pagehttp://www.amazon.com/lm/R28XD1SRFIJ1JQ/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creati...

OR get the books from A POEM A DAY on CreateSpace (an Amazon company) at the following links: 

#1 https://www.createspace.com/4203357 

#2 https://www.createspace.com/4203362

#3 https://www.createspace.com/4158750

#4  https://www.createspace.com/4240078

#5  https://www.createspace.com/4240080  

#6  https://www.createspace.com/4240085

#7 https://www.createspace.com/4240093

#8 https://www.createspace.com/4240095

#9 at: https://www.createspace.com/4240096

#10 at: https://www.createspace.com/4240097

+ the children's novel A.J. and The Maneagerie by co-creator of A POEM A DAY, Junichiro Kuniyoshi at: 

https://www.createspace.com/4762982 

OR buy the download of our classic youth /family / educational series MY HOMETOWN (40x24 min) on Vimeo at this link:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/myhometown

OR buy the downloads of our web series JEAN MERCIER's A POEM A DAY (over 10 hours of videos!) on VIMEO at:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/apoemadaychapters

2. Email us your receipt and request for a ONE-TO-ONE event at: apoemaday@me.com

We will be in touch within 48 hours to organize your 30 minutes ONE-TO-ONE (on camera) with Poet Jean Mercier through SKYPE!

(Recording or re-sale strictly forbidden)

 

Presentation type: Other

Recommended levels: Not applicable

Fees: FREE (Just order our books or series, email us your receipt and book your ONE-ON-ONE!