ImagiNation 2010 : Writer’s Festival

From April 7-11, 2010 at the Morrin Centre

Are you ready for a literary event which is out of the ordinary? How about exploring new themes, letting your imagination run wild and discovering a whole new side to literature through history, poetry, music, kid's events and more!

The Morrin Centre is organising a five day long Writers' Festival called ImagiNation 2010, which will take place from April 7 to 11, 2010, at the Morrin Centre in Old Quebec. Under the honorary presidency of Neil Bissoondath, the numerous events in English will celebrate 11 other Canadian authors from across the country and four Mexican authors as well. The festival, which is sponsored by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, has partnered up with the Salon International du Livre de Québec and the Festival de la bande dessinée francophone de Québec, both of which will be running at the same time. Partners include La Maison Anglaise, who will be hosting a booth at the Salon du Livre where a few of the authors will be signing books.

The Théâtre des Gros Becs will be presenting a puppet show and workshop for kids. The Canadian authors who will be taking part in this festival are Neil Bissoondath, George Elliot Clarke, Karen Connelly, Guy Delisle, Camilla Gibb, Lawrence Hill, Mireille Levert, Alistair Macleod, Jeffrey Moore, Heather O'Neill and Karolyn Smardz-Frost. The Mexican authors, brought in by the Salon du Livre, are Monica Brozon, Rafael Lemus, Fabio Morabito and Antonio Parra.

The different events will take place under diverse themes, such as "Recognition and Recollection: Black History Revisited", "Caed Mile Failte: Gaelic Culture" and "Graphic Novels: Art or News?" The events will be lived up with music, dance and song with some of Quebec's best local talent. Keep a look out for the full program by logging on to www.imagination.morrin.org where you can find more information on the authors, artists and presentations being offered. Tickets can be reserved online. Ticket prices vary, with some events being offered free of charge, and festival passes at an advantageous discount. For more information, please call the Morrin Centre at 418-694-9147 or send us an email at [email protected].