The NAC returns to the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais

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Mani Soleymanlou and his accomplice Xavier Inchauspé (Orange Noyée) during the rehearsal of Soleymanlou's play NEUF (TITRE PROVISOIRE). © Valérie Remise

We are 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 our own booth (#1127) where colleagues from all artistic disciplines will be available to chat with the public, answer questions and draw show tickets for our programming.

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