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Lilies Day at the U of A

Edmonton’s vibrant arts scene offers the University community unique opportunities for learning, research and delight. This year, Edmonton Opera produces a new Canadian opera called Lilies, composed by Kevin March​,​ with libretto by Michel Marc ​Bouchard. Research units at the U of A are teaming up with Edmonton Opera to investigate the inner workings of the ​operatic creation.

The opera sets the story of Bouchard’s well-known play Les Feluettes, building on musical genres ranging from European art music to French-Canadian folk tunes. The Canadian Literature Centre and Sound Studies Initiative are exploring the sounds and story of this work during “Lilies Day at the U of A” on October 20th.

“Lilies Day” comprises two free events that are open to the public. First, the CLC hosts​ librettist and playwright Michel Marc Bouchard for a special​ reading in their Brown Bag Lunch​ series at noon on October 20th. Then at 2:00 pm, the Sound Studies Initiative hosts an interactive listening event exploring the musical inspirations behind the opera. This Sound Session is led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Julia Byl, and features Lilies ​composer Kevin March.

“Lilies Day at the U of A” is part of Edmonton Opera‘s community programming for this opera.

​For more information about Lilies day, please contact the Sound Studies Initiative (ssiresearch@ualberta.ca) or the CLC (clccomm@ualberta.ca).

For more information on other Lilies ​events in Edmonton, visit www.edmontonopera.com.

Interview requests with Michel Marc Bouchard and Kevin March should be directed to ​cameron.macrae@edmontonopera.com

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Michel Marc Bouchard
In collaboration with Edmonton Opera
Friday, October 20
12:00 PM
Rutherford Library South 2-09
Door prize and refreshments
All are welcome

 

View the Lilies Day poster here: LiliesDayPoster_Final

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Aislinn Hunter

Please join us on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 for a Brown Bag Lunch Reading with poet, novelist, and scholar Aislinn Hunter.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Chris Turner

Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for this special Brown Bag Lunch Reading in collaboration with LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival featuring Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers on sustainability. This reading will take place at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 on the University of Alberta campus.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Michel Marc Bouchard

Join us on Friday, October 20, 2017 for this very special Brown Bag Lunch Reading, presented in collaboration with Edmonton Opera. We will be welcoming Québecois playwright and librettist Michel Marc Bouchard. Edmonton Opera will be staging Lilies (Les feluettes), an adaptation of Bouchard’s play Les feluettes, on October 21, 24, and 27, 2017. This reading will take place in Rutherford Library South 2-09.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Hiromi Goto

Join us on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 for a Brown Bag Lunch Reading with award-winning writer Hiromi Goto.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch Reading: Larissa Lai

Join us on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM (Noon) for a Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Larissa Lai. Taking place in the Student Lounge of the Old Arts Building at the University of Alberta. All are welcome!

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Fall 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Schedule

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LOUISE DUPRÉ
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
STUDENT LOUNGE
ARTS & CONVOCATION HALL
This reading will be both in French and English
Poète, romancière, nouvelliste et essayiste, Dupré a publié une vingtaine de titres, qui lui ont été maintes fois récompensés. Parmi ses recueils de poésie comptent Noir déjà, Tout près, Une écharde sous ton ongle et Plus haut que les flammes, qui en 2011 lui a mérité le Prix du Gouverneur général du Canada et le Grand Prix Québecor du Festival International de la Poésie. Récipiendaire, entre autres, du prix Alfred-Desrochers et du prix Ringuet, Louise Dupré a été reçue dans les rangs de l’Académie des lettres et des sciences humaines de la Société royale du Canada et dans ceux de l’Académie des lettres du Québec.

 

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JAEL RICHARDSON
IN COLLABORATION WITH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
STUDENT LOUNGE
ARTS & CONVOCATION HALL
Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The book received a CBC Bookie Award and earned Richardson an Acclaim Award and a My People Award. Excerpts from her first play, my upside down black face, are published in the anthology T-Dot Griots. Richardson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She lives in Brampton where she serves as the Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).

 

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LARISSA LAI
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
STUDENT LOUNGE
ARTS & CONVOCATION HALL
Larissa Lai is the author of When Fox Is a Thousand, Salt Fish Girl, sybil unrest with Rita Wong, Automaton Biographies, Eggs in the Basket, and Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. She is a recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers Award and has been shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award, the bpNichol Chapbook Award, and the Dorothy Livesay Prize. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary and directs The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing.