Spur – Calgary Style (April 25-27)
CALGARY, April 18, 2014 /CNW/ -
Spur is the first festival of its kind in Canada: nationwide, multi-partisan, and solutions-oriented.
It offers a unique mix of cultural conversations including debates and panel discussions, readings and artistic performances, walking tours, late night literary cabarets, and more. Topics are nationally relevant and locally nuanced, bound together by the common theme of Signal vs. Noise: finding meaning in a saturated world.
April 25-27, 2014. Venues: Glenbow Museum, River Café, U of C downtown campus, Hotel Le Germaine.
Well-known Canadians with diverse backgrounds and disciplines will be participating as panelists, moderators and performers, including Wired Columnist and NYT writer Clive Thompson; U Calgary Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand; Jim Brown, CBC's The 180; authors Greg Bechtel, Diane Francis, Daniel Brook, Terry Fallis; veteran broadcaster Eric Friesen; culture leaders Sarah Iley, Ellen Close, Terry Rock, Rollin Stanley; politicos Chima Nkemdirim, Don Braid, Duane Bratt and Jaime Watt.
To provide a platform for conversation among citizens of all ages and backgrounds and act as a catalyst for change. Spur is like a live event magazine with each debate, conversation, film screening, literary reading or tour acting as a section that allows you to enter the magazine at your own pace, or according to your own likes, but all tying back to the central theme or editorial. Spur was founded in 2013 by the Literary Review of Canada and Diaspora Dialogues.
Note to Calgary media: Media are invited to attend any of the inaugural Calgary Spur festival events. Please register online. Full release/news kit: www.spurfestival.ca/calgary/about/media/
SOURCE: Literary Review of Canada
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