Morrin Centre Features World-renowned Philosopher Charles M. Taylor at Upcoming Fundraiser

Literary Feast

On December 7, 2010, the Literary and Historical Society of Qu├ębec will be holding its 2nd edition of the Literary Feast, an annual fundraising dinner. Former Quebec City mayor and Morrin Centre supporter, Jean-Paul L'Allier will act as Honorary Chair. With the keynote speaker, will be world-renowned author and philosopher and former co-chair of the Consultation Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences (CCAPRCD), Professor Charles M. Taylor. Mr. Taylor has written a number of books and articles regarding the moral and political identity of the modern age. At the centre of Mr. Taylor's philosophy is the view that people come to discover and revise their identities in dialogues with others. Mr. Taylor has also devoted much of his time to the philosophy of language. Of particular concern to him, is the nature of cross-cultural understanding in bilingual and polylingual circumstances.

The Master of Ceremonies will be Mrs. Diane Martin, host of Radio Canada's Retour sur le monde.

The event will take place at the Morrin Centre on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 . The evening will start with a cocktail in one of the world's most beautiful libraries at 17h30 and will be followed by dinner in the historic College Hall at 18h30. Tickets for this black tie event are available at $200 per person and may be reserved by contacting Ms. Lynn Maynard at 418 694 9147.

Also, as part of the Literary Feast, there will be a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will enable the Morrin Centre to continue offering a variety of stimulating and innovative English language cultural programs at a reasonable price. Some of the items to be auctioned are a stay for two at Auberge St-Antoine, Auberge Duchesnay, Louis Garneau bike and several paintings.