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Quebec City a favourite literary character

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
Quebec City is more than a literary setting, it is also a character in many novels. Our Writings is an all-encompassing event that celebrates Quebec City as the literary inspiration it is. The program includes an online interactive map, a walking tour, two exhibits and a series of events. 

Musical lampshades light up Avenue Cartier

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The lampshades on the giant lampposts on Avenue Cartier have recently been changed, and this year, when you stand underneath some of them, you can hear music!

The 34 giant lampshades on 17 double lampposts line both sides of Avenue Cartier between Chemin Sainte-Foy and Grande Allée.

Why are pro sports teams absent from Quebec capital?

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Football fever – fickle Canadian-style – is in the air. It’s that time of year when dozens, maybe hundreds, of fair-weather fans decide it’s time to find out which teams are actually in contention for the Grey Cup, or, more importantly, to find out which teams are actually in the Canadian Football League. What ever happened to the Birmingham Barracudas or Memphis Mad Dogs, by the way?

Are you a lexophile?

A lexophile is someone who has a love for words, especially in word games, puzzles, anagrams, palindromes, etc. Such a person may enjoy witticisms like “you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish” or “to write with a broken pencil is pointless.” Here are a few more choice sentences that we found online.

... When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate.

Quebec City designated a City of Literature by UNESCO

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO recently announced that Quebec City has been designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. It is the first French-speaking city to earn this distinction.

Jesus Christ Superstar cast to be announced at fundraiser

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The Jesus Christ Superstar project is picking up momentum. The April 2018 Quebec Art Company production of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera has passed another key stage with the completion of casting.

Memorials and Things of Fame

Researched and compiled by Lorie Pierce

November 22, 1867 – The Morning Chronicle

STREET VIEWS: Rue Virginia-Woolf

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Photo: Wikipedia Common Domain
This street is named in honour of Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), a British writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century and a pioneer in the use of  “stream of consciousness” as a narrative device.

Sharpen your skates! They’re rolling out the rink on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Peter Black

Workers for the Glaces CT company are rolling out the many metres of tubing required to build the large refrigerated ice rink on the Plains of Abraham. The large rink or ring of ice, now celebrating its fifth year, is growing in popularity, last winter attracting some 60,000 skaters.

Winners of La Carte de Noël contest announced

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Photo: Lise Lafond
The winners of the 17th edition of La Carte de Noël [Christmas Card] contest were revealed on Nov. 9 at the Saint-Gabriel de Valcartier Community Center.