McLuhan Salon #2: The Medium & the Light: Spirituality in the Global Theatre, December 8

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The Medium and the Light: Spirituality in the Global Theatre

In collaboration with St. Paul’s Bloor Street

With Randy Boyagoda, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto; Charles Falzon, Ryerson University; Anna-Liza Kozma, CBC.

Writer, critic and scholar Randy Boyagoda is the Principal and Vice-President of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, and Professor in the English Department. He also teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Christianity and Culture program, and holds the inaugural Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts, and Letters at the University of St. Michael’s College. The author of four books – two novels, a biography, and a scholarly monograph – he regularly contributes essays, reviews and opinions to publications including The New York Times, Guardian, and Financial Times (UK), in addition to appearing frequently on CBC Radio. He also serves as the President of PEN Canada, the writers’ organization that celebrates literature, defends freedom of expression, and aids writers in peril.

Charles Falzon. An international media and entertainment executive, educator and cultural strategy leader, Charles is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University, home to nine of the country’s leading schools in media and creative industries. In this role, he is a central figure in Ryerson’s curricular innovation, entrepreneurship education and city-building mission, with a focus on maximizing the impact of the creative industries as a catalyst for collaboration, innovation and civic engagement. Charles’ vision for a stronger cultural sector is informed by 30 years at the helm of public and private companies in media production, media distribution, book publishing, theme parks and live entertainment.

Anna-Liza Kozma trained at the BBC and has worked at CBC Radio as a staff producer for more than twenty years. She has been a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune and columnist for CBC.ca. Her work on religion, current affairs and women`s issues has been published in books, journals and newspapers in Canada, the US and England. She holds a BA Honours in Media Studies from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster) and an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She now lurks as producer of CBC Radio’s national current affairs phone-in,Cross Country Checkup and is a Visiting Fellow at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

DATE AND TIME: Thursdday, 8 December, 2016   –   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST  Add to Calendar

LOCATION: St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East, South side of Bloor Street East, equidistant between Yonge/Bloor and Sherbourne stations. Toronto, ON M4W 1C8.  View Map

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://goo.gl/GTLnTRS

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