Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stephen Leacock Re-Tour -- coming here Sunday November 19

"Writing is no trouble; you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself--it is the occurring which is difficult," said Stephen Leacock. Canada's first and greatest humourist died in 1944, but his work is still read and the Leacock Medal for Humour is awarded annually in his honour.

In 1937, he undertook a lecture tour across Canada. Eighty years later, Voyageur Storytellers Paul and Leslie Conway are crossing the country in his footsteps, giving a variety of Leacock-related presentations. On Sunday November 19, from 2 to 4 pm in the Labatt Hall at SFU Harbour Centre, the Voyageur Storytellers will present Stirring the Occurring, an event inspired by Leacock's views on the writing life.

Their performance will be followed by refreshments and casual conversation with the Conways. This unique presentation by Canadian Authors - Metro Vancouver is supported by SFU Continuing Education: The Writer's Studio and Liberal Arts 55+. Tickets are available here.

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