The first meeting in April was a guest speaker event, with Canadian playwright Meg Braem. Ms. Braem is currently the Canadian Calgary Distinguished Writer in Residence at the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts. Ms. Braem was introduced by Alexandra Handley, who is a member of the Distinguished Writer program Steering Committee.
Ms. Braem gave an entertaining reading from a production draft of her play The Resurrectionist. The play shows the intersection of two bits of Canadian history: the exclusion of women from medical schools in the 19th century and the stealing of bodies from graveyards by medical students in Kingston.
After the reading, the author answered club members questions about her influences and her writing process.
More information about Meg Braem and the Distinguished Writer program can be found on their web page: https://arts.ucalgary.ca/calgary-distinguished-writers-program.
The response to the reading was summed up by one member as: “I loved every minute of it”. I hope to see The Resurrectionist when we can meet in theatres again.