September activities at the Morrin Centre

As the pleasant, albeit rainy, days of summer are slowly coming to an end, the Morrin Centre is starting to look towards September for a number of exciting activities.

On September 6th, come join hosts Randall Spear and Jack Lavoie, with guests The Calm, for an evening of great folk music, songwriting and listening pleasure at the Morrin Centre’s College Hall. Places are limited, so we invite you to reserve your tickets by calling 418-694-9147 or by writing to [email protected]. The show is presented by Live at the Morrin Centre in association with Hyperbole music.

The show begins at 8pm.

Tickets: $8 for members and students, $10 for non-members

On September 19th, Taras Grescoe, a respected Montreal-based writer and critic, will present his latest book, Bottomfeeder. Grescoe is author of Sacré Blues, The End of Elsewhere and The Devil's Picnic, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times and The Guardian. In partnership with the QWF.

The winner of the New Anglo writing contest will also be revealed during the evening.

The reading begins at 7pm.

Tickets: $8 for members and students, $10 for non-members

On September 27th, join us for an entire day of talks, discussions, readings, and walking tours to explore how American Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Cather reimagined Quebec City in her classic novel Shadows on the Rock. Four renowned Cather scholars from different American universities will be providing new perspectives on this work for a general audience, namely Guy J. Reynolds, John Murphy, Bob Thacker, and Ann Romines.

Presentations run from 10am to 9pm.

Tickets: $10

The free walking tours take place from 2pm to 4pm.

Before all this however, don’t forget that the Morrin Centre is hosting the third edition of the Quebec City Celtic Festival from August 29th to 31st. This year’s programme is more diverse than ever and is sure to have something for everyone!

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