Thursday 1 March 2012

STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS: The 2012 Corus Entertainment Distinguished Lecture

A free event hosted by the MacEwan School of Communications

Prepare to meet Alice Munro, Pierre Trudeau, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Mavis Gallant, Hugh MacLennan, Peter C. Newman, Brian Mulroney, Morley Callaghan, John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Martin, James Houston, Peter Gzowski, W.O. Mitchell, and many more.

MacEwan's School of Communications invites you to hear Douglas Gibson, the 2012 Corus Entertainment Lecturer. This public event is scheduled for March 2, 2012 in the Haar Theatre at the Centre for Arts and Communications at MacEwan University. The address is 10045 156 Street. There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. with the lecture at 6:00 p.m. and dessert and networking to follow. Admission is free. There is no need to RSVP.

In this one-man show, Doug Gibson will tell stories about the authors he got to know well in the course of his career as an editor and publisher at McClelland & Stewart.

Each of the 21 authors he discusses will appear on a central screen behind him, in a lively caricature. Bursts of music also enliven the 65-minute show.

Almost 20 versions of the show have been given across the country in the fall of 2011. David Cheoros, the Director of Edmonton LitFest, calls Gibson “a living link to the foundation of our country’s literature and also an impish and charming performer. His lifelong passion for these writers is contagious.”

The evening has been described as “unique”, and “hilarious”, and “full of great stories”. It could only come from someone who has had a long and fascinating career working behind the scenes with some of the most memorable men and women of our era, for example during his time as the publisher of McClelland & Stewart from 1988 to 2004.

At the end of the show, there will be a question and answer session, followed by an autographing session, as Doug Gibson signs his new book, which by a strange coincidence is named STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS. More details about the show and the book are available on the website

For further details about this event, visit the MacEwan event URL or contact Sherrell Steele, manager of the School of Communications at

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