Lunchtime Series – September to December 2010

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm
George Wall gives a presentation on the Shakespeare plays on the 2011 Stratford Festival playbill: Twelfth NightThe Merry Wives of WindsorRichard III, and Titus Andronicus.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Professor Peter F. McNally of McGill University’s School of Information Studies, gives a talk on the history of libraries.  Professor McNally is also convenor of the Library History Interest Group of the Canadian Library Association.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Author Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos gives a presentation on her book Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit is Changing Village India.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Author John Aylen gives a presentation on his new book Revive and Grow Strong: The Story of the McEuens and the McEuen Scholarship Foundation.

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm
For WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH IN CANADA, Elizabeth Abbott, author of the books A History of Marriage, A History of Mistresses, and A History of Celibacy, gives a talk on “The Good Wife, Her Husband, and Other Marital Tales”.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Movie maven Peter Pearson makes the argument that the Golden Age of Movies is right here and now, citing some of the 40 movies screened at his movie club, Cinémagique, over the past year.  For more information, see the movie club website:

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Robert Landori, author of the new thriller Havana Harvest, gives a talk on “Understanding the Cuban Revolution”.

Friday, October 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Kate Evans, an Irish writer who now makes her home in Newfoundland, reads from and discusses her new book Where Old Ghosts Meet.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Author Ken McGoogan gives a talk on his new book, How the Scots Invented Canada.
The Writers’ Union of Canada is providing funding to Mr. McGoogan for this reading.

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Desmond Morton, McGill University emeritus professor of history, gives a talk for REMEMBRANCE DAY on Canada’s current war: “Reflections on Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan”.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Author D’Arcy Jenish gives a talk on his book, The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory.
The Canada Council for the Arts is providing funding to Mr. Jenish for this reading.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 12:30pm
To celebrate ST. ANDREW’S DAY, Lieutenant General Sir Alistair Irwin, the guest of honour for the 2010 St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal Ball, gives a talk on “A Military Scot at Home and Abroad – Some General Reflections”.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm
LaFlorya Gauthier launches her new novel, Aminata of Casamance, and discusses her fascinating life and career.

Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Jazz keyboardist Vanessa Rodrigues and friends perform a program of seasonal music.

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