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Calling all alumni!

Wow! September is full of events and activities. Let me tell you about one of them which is a special event on Saturday September 24, 2011 open to all uW English alumni.

Our own Marcel O’Gorman has brought the presitgious and innovative “Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts” conference to downtown Kitchener. This 25th anniversary conference brings together artists and scholars from an impressive range of disciplines. In addition to over 250 panelists presenting their work, and two internationally recognized keynote speakers, the conference includes an exhibition of art at the Critical Media Lab.

Featured artists are: Paul Roorda, Colleen Wolstenholme, David Clark, Brad Necyk, Brian Cantrell, Alan Egan, Jennifer Gradecki, Kiki Benzon, Maria Whiteman, and Steven Oscherwitz.

Read more about the upcoming conference in The Record. It is, as O’Gorman describes it in the new story, “a city event.”

As an alumnus, you are invited to be part of a very special series of events:

  1. From 2:00 – 3:00 take a tour of THEMUSEUM’s “Rethinking Art & Machine” exhibition.
  2. From 3:30 – 5:00 attend a panel discussion with the artists about their work, which is on display as the “Pharmakon” exhibition at the Critical Media Lab. The panel discussion will take place in Kitchener City Hall council chambers.
  3. From 5:30 – 7:00 Mingle with the artists at a reception, held at the Critical Media Lab. You can view their work, talk to the artists, all with a plate of nibbles and a glass of wine or beer (or soft drink) in your hand.

If you have forgotten the configuration of downtown Kitchener please know that these venues are very close together on King Street downtown.

Purchase your tickets through uW’s online ‘ticket master.’ Cost is $25, all inclusive. You are free to wander in and out, with the exception of the roundtable discussion.

I’ll be there in my capacity as Alumni coordinator. I’d love to meet you and hear what you are up to these days.

It’s uW alumni reunion weekend, but this event is designed just for you 🙂