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.

 

Sally Gallinari

Sally on left, with Helle at our 2017 Christmas Party

Sally Gallinari has been a Club member since 1976, and still active on the Board this season. On her Curriculum Vitae, she has the following presentation credits to her name: Samuel Johnson, Henry Fielding, Canada: 1925 to 1980, Patrick White, Anatole France, Jane Austen, Eugene O’Neill, Introduction to Mystery Writers, Alexander Pushkin, W.J. Bates, Naguib Mahfouz, Noel Coward, Gabrielle Roy and James Thurber!

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to her family and friends, among whom are the members of the Calgary Women’s Literary Club. Sally Gallinari’s service will be held Friday morning, May 4th.

Sally Gallinari Obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Blyth

Photo by Laura Goodsell on Unsplash

As a new member in 2012, Carol Blyth was one of the first members I met. She was Secretary of the Club and we both proudly shared our Canadian-Icelandic heritage. She was always interested in others, and I realize now in reading the tribute to Carol in The Calgary Herald that I never asked her nearly enough about her own life.

What a life she had, and how much she has contributed!

 

Carol Blyth Obituary

 

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

 

Totally Hilarious Will Ferguson

What better way to start 2016 than to adventure to The Source of The Nile with Will Ferguson? Get ready to laugh out loud (…again, if you were lucky enough to join Flora’s CWLC presentation in November!).

Click here for the Calgary Herald’s hilarious excerpt from Road Trip Rwanda