Natalie Meisner Play Dec 9

Masks portraying Greek tragedy/comedy
Buskin & Sock

Here’s another chance to enjoy more from Natalie Meisner, as playwright and actor! The Calgary Public Library downtown is hosting a free play, but with only 40 spots available, it’s worthwhile to book a seat for the 7:00 – 8:30 pm performance. You can reserve seats, if you follow the link below.

CLICK HERE, FOR THE CPL LINK

Christmas notes

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir,
Hammerin Man [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Nothing beats beautiful music, and this is certainly the season to hear plenty! It’s even better when it’s live and you know someone in the choir. Perhaps you’ll find a CWLC member or two in the audience, as well! Cecilia invites us to:

A MILLION DREAMS CONCERT
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Dates? December 1 & 2

Time? 8:00 pm

Where? St. Mary’s University, M-100, McGivney Hall

Price? Free

For more details, CLICK HERE

Monday, Nov 11th

Book Cover image
from Second Story Press

Janet Halls has a fitting author event to showcase for Remembrance Day, for CWLC and others. When We Were Shadows was written by a Calgarian and former teacher (coincidentally, a neighbour of Janet Halls.) Janet Wees worked closely with “Walter” to bring his story to others. Even in the Netherlands, few were aware of this story. Although technically this is a book for youth, it is a riveting read for adults too.

Synopsis from the CPL Program registration:

Based on a true story, When We Were Shadows is the story of Walter, a young Jewish boy and his family. They stay one step ahead of the Nazis in Holland during the Second World War, eventually hiding in a hidden village deep in the Dutch woods, forced to rely on strangers for their safety. It is a story of human resilience, the power of family, and the kindness of strangers. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

WHERE? Memorial Park Library, Main Floor Salon

WHEN? Monday, November 11, 1-2 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:
(Not required, but recommended, as only 42 spaces are available. Your CPL library card number is needed for registration.)

Lady Lougheed’s Literary Luncheon

CLICK HERE for Bill Brooks’ enthusiastic article about this fundraising event for the Lougheed House in September. The keynote speech was by author Shaun Hunter, who highlighted three women authors in Calgary’s past.

Although we missed this luncheon, the Lougheed House, with Shaun Hunter (author of Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers,) will host a 2020 exhibition beginning January 23 called Literati: Calgary’s Early Writers.

Mark your new calendars!

William Duma: Art Show

Sebastian Grünwald [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The artist’s last name should ring a bell for CWLC ladies: It’s Anne Marie’s husband. The show Twilight & Nocturne/Rivers & Streams will run from October 26 to November 13 at Wallace Galleries (#100, 500 – 5 Avenue SW.)

A reception is being held Saturday, October 26, 2-5 PM. Anne Marie & Bill will be there, accompanied by live jazz. Why not mark your calendars and join a Happening? It would be fun to bump into each other!

CLICK HERE FOR WALLACE GALLERIES’ UPCOMING EXHIBIT, WITH BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES BY WILLIAM DUMA

Giller Light Nov 19 event, supporting Frontier College

Ritta brought a fun Giller Light event to our attention, in support of Canada’s original literacy organization. I hope some of us from the Club can join Ritta at this event.
If you haven’t heard its story, check the Frontier College website.
The 9th annual Giller Light Bash is sponsored by volunteers of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Shelf Life Books and Freehand Books and Metro Calgary.
Monday, November 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wurst

 

 

Calgary Jewish Centre Book Festival

I recently discovered a writer in my neighbourhood and she writes for youth (I have a soft spot for youth literature!) You may want to check out this local book festival.

Jewish Book Festival starts tomorrow

And my neighbourhood author

Janet Wees

will be there in person!

(Disclosure: I haven’t met Ms. Wees or read her book yet but it’s on my Kindle. Janet Halls)

 

 

Alberta’s 1st Bookmark on the CanLit Trail

Here’s an interesting project, spreading a path across Canada!

Project Bookmark Canada has announced that Rosemary Griebel’s poem, “Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary’s Eastside on a Winter Day,” is to be a “bookmark” on the CanLit Trail. It will be located at Loft 112,  along 8 Avenue SE (East Village), the site of the poem.

Get more information here.

The Comedian by Clem Martini is being presented by Literary Kaleidoscope Wednesday, Oct 17

You can never have enough of a good thing! Here’s a chance to join Clem Martini (before he is our own guest speaker) on a very timely book for the Club! Mary shared this upcoming community event. Click on the link below for the Calgary Herald review by Eric Volmers.

On Wednesday, October 17th, Literary Kaleidoscope will present The Comedian, by Clem Martini. The Comedian is a witty and fast-paced story of the nascent days of theatrical comedy in early Rome. As he recounts the (mis)adventures of the protagonist – one of Rome’s most notable playwrights – the author also creates a vivid picture of daily life in the Eternal City more than two thousand years ago. 

Clem Martini is a prolific writer: an award-winning playwright, novelist, and professor of drama at the University of Calgary. He is a three-time winner of the Alberta Writers Guild Drama Prize, winner of the W.O. Mitchell Award, and was a nominee of the Governor General’s Literary Award in Drama.

Please join us at the Marda Loop Community Centre, 3130 16thStreet S.W.; Admission is $10 (coffee and cookies included). The lectures begin at 9:30 am. You are welcome to arrive early to enjoy a coffee and allow us to start on time.  We look forward to seeing our old friends and hopefully some new ones too.