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    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church 4612 Varsity Dr NW

    On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church4612 Varsity Dr NW, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.

    Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests welcome, no registration required.

    Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

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    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • cSPACE King Edward, Room #310, 1721-29th Avenue SW

    Latin American Issues Lecture Series

    Professors and graduate students from the University of Calgary’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC) explore various aspects of Latin American history and current issues in this series of monthly lectures co-sponsored by CALL and LARC. Each one-hour lecture is followed by a half hour for questions and discussion.

    Facilitator: Judy Hamill 

    Please contact program@calgarylifelonglearners.ca for more information or issues@calgarylifelonglearners.ca

    All are welcome. (CALL membership is not required.) No fee and no registration.

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    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • cSpace 1721-29 Ave. SW #310

    'Writing historical fiction: Consulting the Ouiji Board and the Act of Raising the Dead.'

    History fails time and again. Records disappear, ancient libraries burn, artifacts degrade and crumble. As a result, the vital questions we pose in our attempts to surmount the barriers raised by the passage of centuries go unanswered. Yet, what archaeology cannot do on its own may yet be achieved through research-based creativity. Historical fiction is an exercise that is part leg work, part desk work, part séance.

    In this presentation Professor Clem Martini will discuss the conjuring required to summon the ancient comedian, Plautus, to the page for his historical novel, The Comedian.  The writings of Titus Maccius Plautus are the earliest Latin Literary works to have survived in their entirety, so he is a historically significant figure, and his plays continue to influence how comedy is expressed today. 

    Bio:

    Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter with over thirty plays, and twelve books of fiction and nonfiction to his credit, including the W.O. Mitchell Award-winning Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness, the recently launched The Unravelling, and The Comedian. His texts on playwriting, The Blunt PlaywrightThe Greek Playwright, and The Ancient Comedians are employed widely at universities and colleges across the continent. He currently teaches in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.


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