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magiNation 2013 Jian Ghomeshi and Emma Donoghue at the Morrin Centre’s writers’ festival

March 24, 2013

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ImagiNation 2013 Jian Ghomeshi and Emma Donoghue at the Morrin Centre’s writers’ festival
Quebec City, March 25, 2013 – The Morrin Centre’s fourth annual writers’ festival is happy to announce that award-winning broadcaster, musician, producer, best-selling author and host of Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV, Jian Ghomeshi, will tell us about his best-selling memoir 1982 and his show. The line-up this year also includes Governor General’s Award-winner Guy Vanderhaeghe, celebrated Canadian science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, and Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue whose novel Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010. Other visiting authors include Commonwealth Writer’s Prize-winner Deni Y. Béchard and influential publisher Douglas Gibson. In his unique one-man stage-show, the latter will discuss the relationships he developed with some of Canada’s most memorable public figures and writers over his 40 years as publisher and editor.

Sponsored in part by Le Soleil and La Maison Anglaise et Internationale, the Morrin Centre’s fourth annual English-language writers’ festival is from April 6 to 16, 2013. ImagiNation contributes year after year to helping the general public get better acquainted with Canadian authors through public discussions, readings and performances.

The Morrin Centre would like to thank its partners, including the Entente de développement culturel (a partnership between the City of Quebec and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications), Canada Council for the Arts and the Bureau de la Capitale-Nationale.

The complete program is available at

Please contact Elizabeth Perreault for any requests for interviews with the authors or organisers of the festival.

About the Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. 
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