spring 2004

May 10-14: CanadaEuropa: Cultural Diversity in a Borderless World


monday, May 10

6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

  • JOURNALIST ROUNDTABLE
    As of May 1, 2004, the European Union has become the world's second largest superpower. What are some of the challenges and opportunities facing Europe in creating a fair and equitable partnership for each country in the Union?  What is the role of social capital in establishing a European Union where all citizens can have a voice? With Gary Younge, Guardian (England) Barber van de Pol, De Volkskrant (Netherlands) Graham Green, Ottawa Citizen (Canada), Tanja Jaklic, Delo (Slovenia)

8:00 PM

 

 

 

  • WRITING LIFE #1
    Georg M. Oswald (Germany)
    Barber van de Pol (Netherlands)
    Gustav Murin (Slovakia)
    Merilyn Simonds (Canada)
    hosted by: Sean Wilson


WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

5:30 PM

 


  • GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
    Andrew Roberts & Leonie Frieda (U.K.)
    Delicious food from MEMORIES
    hosted by Charlotte Gray

7:30 PM

 

 


  • JOURNALIST ROUNDTABLE
    The fight against terrorism hit very close to home on March 11, 2004 in Madrid Spain. How can Europe and the world deal with the threat of terrorism without capitulating to terrorists? with Gerd Braune, Deutsche Zeitung (Germany), Branislav Stancik, radio journalist (Slovak Republic), Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail (Canada) and Lambrini Stamati, TA NEA (Greece)

8:00 PM

 


  • AGATA PILITOEWSKA IN WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA
    A Celebration of the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska in poetry and song. Performed in English and Polish by acclaimed actress and television personality Agata Pilitowska. Presented in collaboration with the Polish Society of Music in Toronto - Salon of Poetry, Music and Theatre.

9:00 PM

 


  • POETRY CABARET
    Péter Zilahy (Hungary)
    Yiorgos Chouliaras (Greece)
    Matthew Sweeney (Ireland)
    hosted by David O’Meara

THURSDAY, MAY 13

5:30 PM

 

  • GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
    James Kelman (U.K.) hosted by Kim Brunhuber

7:30 PM

 

  • DARK AGE AHEAD
    with Jane Jacobs hosted by Ken Rockburn

9:00 PM

 

  • WRITING LIFE
    Andrea Levy (U.K.)
    Henk Van Woerden (Netherlands)
    Andrej E. Skubic (Slovenia)
    James Kelman (U.K.)
    hosted by: Sarah Dearing


FRIday, MAY 14

5:30 PM

  • GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
    Colm Toibin (Ireland) hosted by Elizabeth Hay

7:30 PM

 

 


  • THE BIG IDEA: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN A BORDERLESS WORLD
    Henk Van Woerden (Netherlands)
    Bruno Tertrais (France)
    Andrea Levy (U.K.)
    Colm Toibin (Ireland)

9:00 PM

 

 

  • THE LAST WINDOW GIRAFFE
    A multi-Media literary experience with Péter Zilahy (Hungary) The Last Window Giraffe CD-ROM was born out of Péter's success with the book and the radioplay. Scripted and designed by the author and developed over two years by forty people under his direction. It's a multilingual CD-ROM in English, German, Hungarian and Serbian in the form of an interactive movie. As you scroll through the text, new sounds, videos, animations and photographs move into the frames. It's a pioneering experiment in new media and literature. Performed as a one-man-show by the author along with a screening of the CD-ROM.

 

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