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August 3, 2010

Their Excellencies to Take Part
in the Correspondances d’Eastman 

OTTAWA—Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will take part in a discussion on Haiti during the 8th annual Correspondances d’Eastman on Friday, August 6, 2010, at 11:45 a.m. 

Their Excellencies, along with Francine Grégoire, president of the Correspondances d’Eastman Society, writer Dany Laferrière, originally from Haiti, writer Alain Mabanckou, originally from the Republic of Congo, and people from the municipality of Eastman, will attend a screening of the film Haiti in All Our Dreams, which Jean-Daniel Lafond directed in 1995. The screening will be followed by an audience discussion led by Jacques Allard, founding president of the Correspondances d’Eastman. The event will take place at the Cinémador (25 Missisquoi Street, Eastman, Quebec). 

About the Correspondances d’Eastman
By holding a public literary event in Eastman since 2003 that extends nationally and internationally, the Correspondances d’Eastman has made an active regional commitment to promoting the recognition of writing and reading, which primarily defines literary expression. Writer workshops, film screenings, exhibits on the art of writing and public presentations are all included in the program for this year’s literary celebration, which welcomes thousands of visitors and dozens of writers and wordsmiths.

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Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance in advance with the Correspondances d’Eastman.

Media Information:
Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-0287
613-302-0912 (cellular)
meletourneau@gg.ca  
www.gg.ca 

Patricia Lamy
Correspondances d’Eastman
514-525-7443
514-912-7443 (cellular)
lamypat@videotron.ca