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2017 Morrin Centre Literary Feast fast approaching

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Photo: Catherine Musgrove from QCT archives

The Literary Feast begins with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Library. A scene from the 2016 edition.

On November 2, the Morrin Centre will be hosting our 9th annual fundraising dinner, the Literary Feast. The evening will start with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. in one of Canada’s most beautiful libraries, followed by dinner in the historic College Hall.

This year, beloved Canadian author Louise Penny will be talking, as keynote speaker, about her new novel Glass Houses. A former CBC radio journalist, Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of 13 novels starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys awards. Additionally, Penny has won six Agatha awards and five Anthony awards, and has been a finalist for an Edgar award. She lives in a small village south of Montreal. Her first Armand Gamache novel, Still Life, won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony and Dilys awards.

Our honorary chair is Christiane Germain. As co-president of Groupe Germain Hotels, she oversees operations and marketing for all of the group’s properties. Dynamic, tenacious, and inventive, her entrepreneurial qualities have been honoured on several occasions by Canada’s business and tourism communities over the course of her more than 30 years in the hotel industry. Committed to the economic vitality of the country, Germain attaches great importance to the development of Canadian talent, which she supports particularly through the local procurement policy implemented by the Groupe. In addition to presiding over a growing business, Germain is chair of the board of directors of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and is involved in supporting numerous charities.

CBC’s very own Susan Campbell, host of Quebec AM, will be emceeing the evening for a third consecutive year. She is not only funny and witty, but does a fabulous job running the evening and making sure that our silent auction gets all the attention it deserves.

For more information about the Literary Feast or to purchase tickets, please contact Rosemarie Fischer at 418 694-9147, extension 221.