CALL Cafés are monthly get-togethers where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event). Free for members. Guests are welcome; donation appreciated. No registration.

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 Rosedale Community Hall,
    901 – 11 Avenue NW, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Writer in Winter, with Sharon Butala

You can’t separate being an old writer from being an old person, and further, from the differing effects of aging on women and men. The condition in itself of being old is quite wonderful (aside from illness and debilitation) but the aging/aged writer is as subject to ageism as old people are in any profession. The world of the aging writer is currently much complicated by the many drastic changes going on in the publishing world which tend to make some of us re-think our working lives. But as old people we have certain advantages that it might be said are particularly precious to a writer, along with certain new difficulties. How debilitating are these new difficulties? How precious the advantages?

Sharon Butala has published sixteen books of both fiction and nonfiction. She has won a number of awards and has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Award and once for the Commonwealth Prize. She has received numerous honours throughout her writing career, one of which is Officer in the Order of Canada. For over five years now, we have been fortunate enough to claim Sharon as a fellow Calgarian.

  • Monday, June 9, 2014 Rosedale Community Hall,
    901 – 11 Avenue NW, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

An Artsy Afternoon

Come and enjoy an art show and sale of the latest works produced by members of our own Painting with Peers group AND a special performance by Canadian jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Bob Erlendson. A local musical treasure and jazz legend, Bob Erlendson is considered by many to be among Canada’s finest players, having performed and recorded with such greats as Lenny Breau, Eddie Bickert, Tommy Banks, Moe Koffman, P.J. Perry and many others. More information about Erlendson’s compositions and albums is available at