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Exhibition: Encountering Gabrielle Roy

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OTTAWA, November 24, 2009 - Library and Archive Canada (LAC) is very proud to announce the opening of its exhibition Encountering Gabrielle Roy, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the writer's birth. A teacher, reporter, and novelist, Gabrielle Roy is one of the leading figures in 20th century French-Canadian literature. Encountering Gabrielle Roy presents a selection of 140 items (unpublished manuscripts, images and photos, artist's books, correspondence) from the Gabrielle Roy's literary archives and other fonds and collections held by the LAC.

"Through this exhibition, created to honour the work of Gabrielle Roy, Canadians will be able to discover some of the items belonging to the archives of this remarkable writer," explained Daniel J. Caron, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.

The exhibition will continue from November 25, 2009 to May 9, 2010, and will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, in Exhibition Room C of the LAC building located at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Admission is free of charge.

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