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WASM newsletter for October 18, 2021

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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This year marks the 20th Anniversary of StoryFest.

For registration and more information:



Courtesy McGill VAC

ROAAr Book Club Presents | Seeing Double: Photographic Portraiture in McGill’s Visual Art Collection.

Event: 20 Oct 2021 from 16:00 to 17:00

McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections


A tearoom in Pointe Claire village is offering another festive way to mark October 31st. We speak with the two owners to tell us more about their Mad Hatter Tea Party.


Life behind bars... Art Entre’Elles is presenting an art exhibition that immerses you in between the walls of the prison cells of six different women. Aleksandra Zajko, a member of the Art Entr'Elles' Board of Directors, will join us to talk more about this exhibit on #LetsGo!


From Adobe - For all artists:

Adobe Max 2021 - The creativity Conference. Join us for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost.



The War of Art by Steven Pressfield who says, “Friends used to come to me all the time and say, “I know I’ve got a book in me.” So, I would try to help them. We’d sit up till two in the morning with me explaining the concept of Resistance and psyching my friends up to overcome their self-doubt, their vanity, their fear, their self-sabotage. I did this on about ten different occasions. Of course, nobody ever wrote their book.”


Courtesy of NPR

There is a lot of buzz around the new book “State of Terror”, a political thriller authored by Hilary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny. Learn more here:

From CBC’s The Next Chapter - 'This is a cautionary tale': Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny on writing an international thriller.


Hardly a day went by when Siphe and Mthuthuzeli November didn’t dance together growing up in South Africa. Now, Siphe is a principal dancer at the National Ballet of Canada and Mthuthuzeli dances in the U.K., but the brothers recently had the chance to perform together again. Siphe joined Tom Power to talk about the piece Mthuthuzeli choreographed and created for them, called My Mother's Son. It was filmed this past summer in London, England and has its world premiere tonight at Toronto’s Fall for Dance North festival. The National Ballet of Canada's newest principal dancer, Siphe November, discusses the piece his brother choreographed for them to perform together.

Courtesy of The Toronto Star


So much to listen to on CBC q:

- Oscar Peterson's wife, Kelly Peterson, talks about the new documentary Oscar Peterson: Black + White, and shares her favourite stories about the late Canadian jazz legend.

- Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman takes us on a musical tour of Fredericton with a special playlist of songs.

- Folk icon Judy Collins discusses her long career, why 80 is the new 20 and her latest album, Winter Stories.

Learn more about the documentary film Oscar Peterson: Black and White:


For entrepreneurs: 2021 C2 Montreal Theme - It’s time to (Re)convene, (Re)connect, (Re)engage, (Re)imagine and (Re)new.

It’s in this spirit of renewal that we are very excited to announce the return of C2 Montréal 2021, both online and in person, October 19-21. (Please note that, because of COVID-19 restrictions and ever-evolving public health recommendations, in-person access to the event is currently limited to 2020 pass holders and partners.)

More info:


Health and well-being: Dr. Brian Goldman of CBC’s White Coat Black Art talks about 6 overlooked risks of falls for seniors and how to prevent them. Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury-related hospitalization for Canadian seniors aged 65 and older, according to a 2014 Public Health Agency of Canada report, with about half of these hospitalizations resulting from a fall in the home. It's estimated that between 20 and 30 per cent of seniors fall each year.


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