Whether they lived here or merely visited, Quebec City has been the setting for works by a number of great English-language writers, including Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Margaret AtwoodOur Writings is a walking tour examining these writers and the places in our magnificent city which inspired them.

One of these sites is our very own building, which retains architectural evidence of its past as a municipal prison (1812-1867), a Presbyterian college affiliated with McGill University (1868-1902), as well as the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec’s magnificent library (1868-present). Visiting authors have been highly inspired by our venue and the city. In 2010, Louise Penny published her bestselling crime novel, Bury Your Dead, in which much of the action takes place at the Morrin Centre.

Our Writings walking tours will be held on:
  • Sunday, June 23rd at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.
  • Sunday, July 7th at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.
  • Sunday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.
  • Sunday, August 4th at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.
  • Sunday, August 18th at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.
  • Sunday, September 1st at 10:30 a.m. in French and 1:30 p.m. in English.

The outdoor walking tour lasts one hour come rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. 

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The Walking Tour

 

General Public

To check availabilities or to reserve, follow the Eventbrite link below.

All prices include taxes.

From Monday to Friday, contact Stefanie Johnston at 418-694-9147, ext 226 or email her at stefaniejohnston@morrin.org.

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12 $ ADULT
10 $ SENIOR / STUDENT
10 $ MEMBER