Everest: From the top of the world to St-Romuald

He has seen Everest so bottlenecked, it lead to disaster. It’s a mountain he’s climbed no less than eight times, and now he’s talking about some of the issues at stake in the world of commercial climbing. Dr. Rob Casserely showed his breath-taking photos Tuesday evening at the Morrin Centre. From England, he now lives in St-Romuald with his wife, Marie-Kristelle Ross, originally from Sept-Iles. Source : CBC, Breakway http://www.cbc.ca/breakaway/2013/05/14/he-has-seen-everest-so/

Everest: A Photographic Journey to the Top of the World

On Tuesday, May 14, the Morrin Centre invites you to climb the world’s highest mountain with a man who has conquered it, Dr. Rob Casserley. A family and emergency doctor on Prince Edward Island, Casserley has reached the summit of Mount Everest eight times – and is clearly still undaunted. Source : Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph http://www.qctonline.com/everest-photographic-journey-top-world

Judging books by their covers

This past weekend, the sun shone both on the throngs of people out to enjoy a stroll and on the covers of many a book long consigned to storage. From the depths of the Morrin Centre, hundreds of books emerged. Novels, works of history, biographies, and children’s books were among the many genres on offer at the Morrin Centre Library book sale. Source : Bethann G. Merkle, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph http://www.qctonline.com/judging-books-their-covers

Ghomeshi: Q is “my love letter to Quebec City”

What does Q stand for?” asked a woman who voiced what everyone else was wondering. Q is the name of his national daily cultural affairs talk program (recorded in Studio Q at the CBC headquarters in Toronto). “Could it be for Quebec City?” she teased. “Well, yes, right, that’s it,” chimed in a charmed Jian Ghomeshi and the room roared with laughter and applause. Source : Marie White, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph http://www.qctonline.com/ghomeshi-q-my-love-letter-quebec-city

Morrin Centre Book Sale

Looking for a summer read, a book to curl up with on a rainy day or a timeless classic? The Morrin Centre will be hosting a mega sale of English-language second-hand books (softcover donations and duplicates). Come choose from hundreds upon hundreds of books displayed in College Hall. Source : Matt, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph http://www.qctonline.com/morrin-centre-book-sale

Douglas Gibson

Douglas Gibson was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1967. For over 40 years he was a prominent editor and publisher in Toronto, latterly as the head of McClelland & Stewart, where he had his own editorial imprint. Over the years he has edited many world-famous fiction writers such as Hugh MacLennan, Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant and Alistair MacLeod. In non-fiction, he worked with three Prime Ministers—Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin—on their memoirs, as well as with the celebrated author of Arctic fiction James Houston and Greenpeace founder Robert Hunter. After more than 40 years helping others to write their books, in 2011 he published his first book, Stories About Storytellers, with an introduction by Alice Munro. Since then he has transformed the book into a one-man stage show that he has now taken across eight provinces, giving more than 45 shows. The book, and the show, march onward.

Guy Vanderhaeghe

  Guy Vanderhaeghe lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His collection of short stories, Man Descending, won the Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and the Faber Prize in Great Britain. His novel The Englishman’s Boy was short-listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Giller Prize, the Governor-General’s Award, as well as several Saskatchewan Book Awards. His play I Had a Job I Liked. Once. won the Canadian Authors’ Association Award for Drama. His novel Homesick was a co-winner of the City of Toronto Book Prize. The Last Crossing was a winner of the CBC’s Canada Reads Competition, the Canadian Booksellers Ex Libris Prize and three Saskatchewan Books Awards. He has also won the Timothy Findley Prize and the Harbourfront Literary Prize. His latest novel A Good Man, published in 2012, was longlisted for the Giller Prize and shortlisted for the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

Peter Dubé

Peter Dubé is the author of four works of fiction:Hovering World (DC Books 2002), At the Bottom of the Sky(DC Books, 2007), Subtle Bodies (Lethe Press, 2010) and most recently, The City’s Gates (Cormorant, 2012). In addition to his fiction, he is the editor of three anthologies and is a widely published art critic. Rebel Satori will publish his collection of prose poems, Conjure: a Book of Spells this year. His website is: www.peterdube.com