Stephen Avenue Through the Eyes of Writers

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:

Reading Calgary: How 12 authors have captured our city’s character

Janet H

Click here for complete information on Historic Calgary Week

 

 

The Fight For Books: Historic Calgary Week

“Open old book, studio shot” by Siri Stafford (Licenced by Getty Images)

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
1:30 pm
Memorial Park Branch

We hope those of you NOT away on holidays will come to cheer on our unbeatable CWLC research team/presenters!

 

Beirut Movie Passes for CWLC

Movie poster of Beirut

As announced Tuesday, Elevation Pictures has very kindly offered CWLC five FREE double passes (10 tickets) to its latest release! You can see any viewing: Why not coordinate with others from CWLC?

Contact cwlc1906@gmail.com or call Janet, if you would like a double pass. We await reviews!

Synopsis: In 1980s Beirut, Mason Skiles is a former U.S. diplomat who is called back into service to save a colleague from the group that is possibly responsible for his own family’s death. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Mason alive and ensuring that the mission is a success.

 

CPL Windows of Opportunity

At last week’s meeting, Margaret Sparkes mentioned the Calgary Public Library Foundation’s Windows of Opportunity initiative. She will discuss this further during the next few meetings, to confirm if we wish to support this initiative as a group.

Rendering of the facade of the Calgary Public Library to open in 2018

Rendering of the new Calgary Public Library opening in 2018 From mylibrarywindow.ca

The new Central Library is considered “the greatest civic project since the 1988 Olympics”.  Calgary’s world-class library’s design will have a spectacular glass-paneled façade. If our Club wishes to participate in the Windows of Opportunity campaign:

  • $100 would give us recognition on a window, alongside other donors, for ten years
  • $2018 would give us one side of our own “CWLC” window, also for ten years

If you can’t get to the next two or three meetings, please go to:

CPL’s Windows of Opportunity

 

John Le Carré event Oct 23rd

The Calgary Herald noted that “Le Carré fans can experience the one-night event from London’s Royal Festival Hall…”. It would surprise me if we don’t have lots of Le Carré fans in the Club. I hope to attend!

It will be screened October 23rd at Chinook and Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon theatres.

https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/john-le-carre-an-evening-with-george-smiley

Click here for Calgary showings.

Janet Halls, Webmaster