It’s always fun to meet authors in the flesh and blood!
Pages is having a multi-author event this Thursday.
And be reminded that WordFest is not waiting for their October festival to get into gear:
Join a literary walk during Historic Calgary Week with author/reader, Shaun Hunter.
“Explore one of the city’s most storied streets, and meet a few of Calgary’s literary personalities — from the first chapters of the city’s literature through to the present.”
Stephen Avenue Through the Eyes of Writers
Wednesday, August 1st
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Meet at Olympic Plaza, beside the statues of the Famous Five (Women are Persons!)
Below, a teaser:
Happy summer everyone!
As part of Historic Calgary Week, Sue Carscallen and Mary Carwardine will be presenting:
The Fight for Books:
The Calgary Women’s Literary Club
Sunday, JULY 29TH
Memorial Park Branch
We hope those of you NOT away on holidays will come to cheer on our unbeatable CWLC research team/presenters!
Mary found this gem of an article in the New York Times: At least “armchair travel”.
(Of special note: The Bookshop Band, who compose songs inspired by books and sing them in bookstores!)
Margaret Sparkes’ last President’s Report marks a Changing of the Guard! You will find this Report an interesting read: Much has transpired during her tenure (2016-17 and 2017-18). It reminds us (if we need it) that a lot goes on behind the scenes, and being a President is much more than chairing regular meetings.
So, on behalf of the entire Club, thank you, Margaret, for your leadership!
Special thanks also go to Margaret’s Vice President, Doloris Duval, and Past President Lillian Tickles, along with the entire Board, for their time and talents.
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the face.”
– Victor Hugo
Humor has the ability to provoke delight and influence our thoughts and emotions, as well as stimulate our imagination and foster new insights. Humor also has physiological and psychological benefits.
One literature analyst (Michael Cart) said, “Humor is the Rodney Dangerfield of literary forms. It gets no respect!” But humor plays many functions in a literary work. Whether you fancy satire, irony, wordplay, incongruity, or any other form of humor, you will find it in the authors that will be presented in our upcoming season.
“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”
― George Gordon Byron
Mary Carwardine, CWLC Program Chair
At this year’s Spring Luncheon we welcomed Ellen Humphrey, Julia Harrington and Christine Gingerick, from the Calgary Public Library. Ellen shared wonderful slides and stories of change. She contrasted photos from early days at the Memorial Park Library to the new downtown jewel soon to be unveiled. From a “Hush! Hush!” space of quiet and books, we now have tech-friendly, event-filled spaces that welcome hustle and bustle alongside those books. For those of us nostalgic for a quiet reading room full of books, the CPL has got that covered too!
Our Spring Luncheon and AGM in the elegant Calgary Golf and Country Club caps off our 2017-2018 year of Favorite Authors! For posterity, here are some “snaps”. We thank Cecilia and her helpers, who added so many special touches! The tables were gorgeous.
P.S. Your webmaster tried to capture everyone: Regrettably, I note that I missed Doloris, our incoming President, no less. Did I miss anyone else? I hope not!