March 4, 2013
Stone Soup: Kay Stone l Valerie Hiebert l Kirsten Van Ritzen l Jeremy Bradley
Stone Soup Story Café
March 8, 7:00 pm in the Atriu.
Your host for this evening is Kay Stone, joined by guest teller Clare Murphy, storyteller in residence at the University of Manitoba.
March 9, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Community Classroom
“Living to Consume or Consuming to Live?: Consumer Culture and Simpler Living”
Admission is free.
An overview of the history that has produced the modern consumer, and an examination of the global impact of consumerism, suggesting consumer culture is neither obligatory nor healthy. Attempts to live out social justice and Christian spirituality will be explored.
Former Director of the Providence Theatre program, Valerie Hiebert is currently completing her Ph.D. from the University of Essex, UK. A gardener and runner, Val and spouse Jake have recently become hobby sheep farmers.
March 10, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
The Comedy Diva Diaries
The tale of a twenty-nine year old female comic who gives herself an ultimatum: achieve success before her next birthday, or die trying.
Van Ritzen will also read from One for the Road featuring her play “All My Day Jobs”.
Actor/writer Kirsten Van Ritzen’s one-woman show “All My Day Jobs” tells the tale of an actress who struggles to succeed at dozens of mundane and frustrating day jobs.
She has performed across Canada. Acclaimed as a comedic performer, Kirsten, an alumna of the U of W, has been described as “Carol Burnett with sex appeal.”
March 10, 2:00-4:00 pm by the Cash Desk
The Official Guide to Being a Winnipeg Cheapskate
Let’s face it: Winnipeggers are cheap... and we’re damn proud of our thriftiness. We value what we make and each of us comes up with ways to cut corners and save pennies. Learn creative and fun ways to save money and live like a true Winnipegger.
Author, syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist Jeremy Bradley was born in the North End and lives a thrifty lifestyle in West Kildonan.