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From May 2 - September 2, the Western Archives Reading Room will be closed on Fridays. The Reading Room will be open from 10-4:30 Monday to Thursday. We will also be closed for Statutory Holidays on May 23, July 1, August 1 and September 5.

Making Room: Selected literary manuscripts of Emma Donoghue

View never-before-seen original manuscripts and ephemera relating to Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel, Room, now on exhibit at the Archives and Research Collections Centre. The exhibit features selected archival material from the Emma Donoghue fonds that details the writing and publication of the novel. Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man-Booker Prize, and won the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize, amongst others. It is now an acclaimed feature film that has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay for Emma Donoghue herself. Making “Room”: Selected literary manuscripts of Emma Donoghue will be on at the John A. Schweitzer Gallery at the Archives and Research Collections Centre until June 30, 2016. 

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