The National Arts Centre returns to the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais

Many exciting activities are on the docket for 2024


February 7, 2024 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC is pleased to be partnering with the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais for the first time since 2020, when the pandemic forced the collaboration to be put on hold. There’s a full schedule of events planned for this important cultural landmark, which will be taking place from February 22 to 25 in the Palais des congrès de Gatineau:

Thursday, February 22

  • 6 p.m. (Place Yves-Thériault): Opening ceremony co-hosted by Mani Soleymanlou (Artistic Director of the NAC French Theatre) and Jhade Montpetit (host of the show Les Malins on ICI Radio-Canada Première)

Friday, February 23

  • 6-7 p.m. (booth 402): Signing session with Mani Soleymanlou at publisher Le Quartanier’s booth

Saturday, February 24

  • 3-3:45 p.m. (Espace Théâtre): “Mise en bouche théâtrale” – Reading of an extract from Mani Soleymanlou’s play Neuf (titre provisoire), published at Le Quartanier, followed by a signing session
  • 6-6:45 p.m. (Place Yves-Thériault): “Le théâtre publié” – Round table on published theatre, hosted by Joël Beddows, with Jean Marc Dalpé (Prise de parole), Soleil Launière (Remue-ménage), Mishka Lavigne (L’Interligne) and Mani Soleymanlou (Le Quartanier).

In addition to these scheduled events, the NAC will have its own booth (#1127) where employees representing all artistic disciplines will be available to chat with the public, answer questions and draw show tickets for our programming.


The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.




Sylvain Lavoie

Communications Strategist, French Theatre

National Arts Centre


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