ARTS AND HUMANITIES Lecture Series

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On the second Friday of the month, at cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave SW, Room 310, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Guest speakers will enlighten, inspire and entertain us on selected topics in the arts and humanities.  There will always be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required. Free parking available on the north side of the building and plenty of on-street parking.

Suggestions for speakers are welcome.  Please contact: Carol Gerein (arts@calgarylifelonglearners.ca); Pat Hogan (culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca) or Marje Wing (media@calgarylifelonglearners.ca


Past Presentations 


Friday, June 9, 2017

In Conversation with Louis Hobson

Louis HobsonWhy not sit down for a fireside chat with Louis B on how he became a celebrity hound? Michael Wright will coax from Louis B a few of his more bizarre encounters with celebrities as well as memories of his favourite and not-so-favourite celebrities.  Learn why Tommy Lee Jones threw a table at a roomful of journalists or why Eddie Murphy threatened to sue The Calgary Sun for one of Louis' stories.  Learn why Louis suggested Ian McKellan wear a raw steak on his eye for one of their interviews or how he went for a ride on a motorcycle with Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Show.

Louis B. Hobson is a former English and drama teacher who has been reviewing theatre and film in Calgary for more than four decades. For the better part of 30 years, Louis interviewed actors, directors and producers of films and stage and his interviews with these actors, directors and writers have appeared in magazines and newspapers in North America, Britain and Australia. He reviews film for radio and television stations in Calgary and Ottawa and is the foremost theatre critic in Calgary. Louis' interviews, stories and reviews of theatre appear in both the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun making him the only Calgary-based film and theatre critic. Mr. Hobson is a playwright and director who has won awards both for his original scripts and for his staging of them.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Where I Live Now

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We are delighted to launch this series with a talk by Sharon Butala, a best-selling, beloved author, visionary and CALL member.  Sharon will introduce her new memoir and eighteenth book, Where I Live Now, and talk about her life on the prairie on her husband's cattle ranch, now The Old Man On His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (OMB). She will explore how this experience made her into a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, chiefly about the rural agricultural people, the women in particular, of the Northern Great Plains of the Canadian West.


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